At its stand-alone manufacturing facility in Elk Grove Village, IL, FMI produces diverse implant grade and disposable molded silicone parts. Long-term implantable silicone parts are used in medical devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, heart valves, etc.) designed for prolonged or extended service. Other silicone items are used in sealing surgical instruments, neuromodulation devices, ophthalmic systems, and other medical devices. As a majority of FMI silicone products are implanted in the body, the FMI facility houses ISO class 5, 6 and 7 clean rooms, fully equipped for silicone mixing, molding, inspection and packaging operations. As a medical silicone company, FMI complies with qualification processes that
ensure silicone material cleanliness, part-shape integrity and the lowest failure rates. Important in this regard is FMI’s choice for the table-top iNexiv system from Nikon Metrology, a high-performance CNC precision video measuring system. FMI demands an optical system because silicone parts are too soſt to be measured using a touch probe. Fairly large specimens can be measured with the iNexiv system because it features a 250 × 200-mm stage and a 200-mm Z stroke.
CNC precision video measuring system adds speed and quality to ultra-clean molding of soft silicone components that go into medical devices.
FMI houses clean rooms, fully equipped for silicone mixing, molding, inspection and packaging operations.