Cadence, Stauton, VA, recently completed the expansion of its machining capabilities to include polyetheretherketone (PEEK) machining and molding capabilities as the use of PEEK components continues to rise in implantable medical devices.

The company says its dedicated PEEK cell enables it to provide customers with machined prototypes and low-volume production parts for new designs, as well as molded components for high-volume production. According to the company, parts are manufactured using no cutting fluids; therefore, they are machined dry to keep burrs to a minimum and to reduce the risk of contaminants.

“We have been producing PEEK components for many years,” says Ric Medeiros, engineering manager at Cadence’s Rhode Island facility. “The new PEEK cell further demonstrates our commitment to our customers by investing in technologies, and in this case, for the advancement of implantable medical devices.”

In addition to the new PEEK machining and molding capabilities, Cadence also specializes in CNC machining, Swiss machining, screw machining, micro machining, and laser Swiss machining – manufacturing millions of parts per year, the company says.