Hammill Medical Ships 500,000th Knee Continuing Its Long Tradition of Quality Service

Maumee, Ohio – Hammill Medical, a leading full-line contract manufacturer of orthopedic implants, spinal implants, surgical instruments and implantable medical devices, is proud to announce that it has recently reached a milestone in knee implant manufacturing: The company has just shipped its 500,000th knee implant.

Hammill first began manufacturing knees in the mid-1970s, company president John Hammill said, working with original customer Dow Corning Wright. The first knee Hammill made was a Dow Corning Wright Revision knee.

"We're one of the largest, if not the largest, contract manufacturer of knee components," Hammill said. "500,000 is a big number that shows us being a real player in the knee implant business."

The process of making knee implants has grown more sophisticated over the years; Hammill's original manufacturing process utilized plunge-grinding of the knee casting and then relied on hand-polishing to finish the knee. Today, Hammill precisely grinds the articulating geometry of the knee on CNC Huffman 5-Axis Profile Grinders, and then employs Robotic Finishing to assure consistent mirror finishes on the articulating surfaces.

Each knee is produced exactly the same, using a validated manufacturing process, with little or no variation from part to part. In addition to better part quality, automated grinding and finishing also results in increased speed of production, which amounts to reduced costs for customers.

Hammill Medical, established in 1955, is family owned and operated. Its 90,000 square foot facility is located just outside of Toledo, Ohio. Hammill is ISO 13485 accredited, and registered with the FDA #1530390 as a contract manufacturer of medical devices.

For more information on Hammill Medical or any of its products and services, please visit their website at www.hammillmedical.com, email them at info@hammillmfg.com, or call them at 419-476-0789.

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