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Orthopedic Implant Polishing Tools

Surface Finishing Products for Orthopedic Implantable Components & Major Medical Manufactured Products

Spartan Felt Company custom manufactures polishing bobs, wheels, and pads to accommodate the precision needs of the medical device manufacturing industry. Precision machine shops that provide mold-making services as well as metal and plastic implant manufactures have a need for abrasive polishing products.

Micro-finishing and Polishing of Titanium, Cobalt Chromium, Stainless Steel, and their alloys, present challenges, because the surface of these metals become malleable under force, a property termed “ductility”. Smearing or galling can occur, which compromise the quality of the finish.  Polishing of these materials require well-designed abrasive tools and process control of pressure and temperature. Spartan has experience in tool and process design to meet your Ra specifications, including mirror finishes.

Spartan Polishing Bobs incorporate built-in abrasives such as aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, or diamond to make light deburring, pre and final polishing faster, cleaner and more efficient. These compound impregnated felt bobs provide shorter polishing time than plain felt bobs and a cleaner process. Abrasive size, concentration and bulk hardness are strictly controlled resulting in consistent product from lot-to-lot.

Tools Designed for Orthopedic Finishing

    • Spartan blends abrasives in-house, with nearly endless combinations available.
    • Our impregnation of abrasives and lubricants can eliminate the need for additional compounds.
    • Our tools are CNC process-capable, and can be run wet or dry.
    • Tools are shaped to meet application geometry, and trued for rotation.

Plastic Component Deburring and Polishing

    • High Density Inserts Deburring Products
    • Polishing of Flexible Plastics or Elastomers

We also offer Belts & Pads for Sanding & Polishing

Let Spartan Felt Co. customize a soft, medium, hard, rock, or flint hard bob with the applications-specific composition for your medical application.  Spartan also offers other mounted specialty products and abrasive wheels and polishing pads.

Spartan is committed to high quality service. We respect your product and process IP, and welcome NDAs. We understand you concerns for FDA compliance, and will work within your material restrictions as possible.  

Our products are all made in the USA, in an ISO Certified facility with complete lot traceability and lot certification available. 

Contact Us for a consultation.