Materials Solutions for Surgical Systems
a leading global
a selection of
that provide strength, durability, color, flame retardance,
wear and chemical resistance, and more for surgical robotic
“Surgical robots are becoming more prevalent because
they are minimally invasive and precisely accurate, which
helps the patient recover more quickly,” explains Bob
Williams, Global Healthcare Manager at RTP Company.
“RTP Company engineers have been assisting the medical
industry with material solutions for over 35 years. We are
passionate about helping robotic designers find the right
materials for surgical robotic systems and components.”
RTP Company offers thermoplastic technologies that
can be utilized for surgical robotic systems, with special
properties such as strength, flame retardance, wear/chemical/
impact resistance, color and the ability to withstand
sterilization methods. If required, biocompatibility support
can be provided for many of these compounds. These
materials are used for robotic systems and housings; monitor
components like housings, bezels, bases, and tool
holders; reusable instruments such as cannulas, trocar
housings, grasper tips and endo ports; single-use tools
such as surgical forceps, shears, tweezers and tool housings;
and medical staplers.
“We specialize in formulating compounds with the
appropriate resins and additives to create materials that
provide the properties required by robotic systems,” notes
Williams. RTP Company compounds for surgical robotic
systems and components are available globally in a variety
of resin and additive combinations to fit precise requirements
and meet the demands of surgical use.
For more information, contact RTP Company, 580 E.
Front Street, PO Box 5439, Winona, MN 55987, 507-454-6900, Web: www.rtpcompany.com.