Multi-Slide Stamped

Stainless Steel End Contact for the Medical Industry

Volkert's active quality and inspection system and years of experience delivered well-formed stainless steel end contacts meeting medical product standards. Additional details of the project are listed below. Contact us to learn about our other capabilities.

Specializing in diverse metal-forming, we provided a solution for a medical industry customer seeking stainless steel end contacts. The end contacts units are part of a blood recirculation pump used in knee operations.

The end contact part shown here was stamped from 0.014” thick stainless steel and required tolerances to within ± 0.001”. We used AISI 301 full hard stainless steel which offers excellent resistance to corrosion and heat. The finished part measures 3.0” long x 1.0” wide. Our Multi-Slide machine utilizes a small progressive die and then a set of form tools to economically form the close tolerance parts. The complex forming stamping process features a heat seal packaging final step. Based on the customer's request for 300,000 units per year, we implemented production planning for a rapid 24-hour turnaround time.

Highlights of Multi-Slide Stamped Steel Project

Product Description

This part is used in a blood recirculation pump for knee operations.

Multi-Slide Stamping Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary: Multi-Slide Stamping

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Multi-Slide Machine

Overall Part Dimensions

Length: 3.0” Width: 1.0”

Tightest Tolerances

± 0.001”

Material Used

301 Full Hard Stainless Steel – Material Thickness: 0.014”

Material Finish


Additional Facts

Stamping Features: Complex Forming Special Feature: Heat Seal Packaging

In process testing/inspection performed

Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection, Final Inspection, Patrol Inspection

Industry for Use



300,000 per Year

Delivery/Turnaround Time

24 Hours