The medical industry is constantly evolving, and medical product makers are continuously facing new challenges. By putting the right software and systems in place, however, companies can stay ahead of the curve to sell safe, innovative, and profitable goods.

Medical Industry Challenges

Some of the most common issues facing today’s medical industry include:

Regulatory Compliance

Medical products are subject to regulations established by the FDA and USDA. These regulations include the production methods and materials of various parts.

Product Quality

Companies need to balance cost-effective manufacturing methods with products that can be trusted to perform without error.

Data Security

Organizations throughout the medical industry need to protect their product designs, client information, and more.


Product makers need to make their products accessible through a variety of efforts, such as local distribution, as well as language and explanations that suit the host country.

Development & Product Cost

Just as semiconductor manufacturing companies need to consider product quality carefully, medical companies need to balance research and development efforts with the resulting increases it can have on per-unit cost.


To comply with regulations and streamline supply chains, it’s important to have traceable manufacturing practices.


Advantages of Custom Bearings for Medical Applications

At Advanced Industrial, we specialize in producing and machining high-quality plastic parts. We’re a Tier 1 plastic machining services organization, with state-of-art equipment and experienced operators in our United States location. Along with standard and custom machining services for clients in the medical industry, we maintain a full inventory of bars, rods, sheets, and tubes made from high-performance plastics.

Some of the advantages of working with Advanced Industrial for your next order include the guarantee that your products will be:

USDA and FDA Compliant

We offer a variety of plastic substrates for use throughout the medical industry, so you can select the right specialty polymer for your project based on all applicable USDA and FDA regulations. Plastics are also very sanitary, which is essential for a range of medical applications.


Plastics, such as for plastic ball bearings, can offer the same performance metrics while having a far lighter weight. This change can reduce wear and fatigue, reduce energy demands, and allow product designers a wider range of possibilities.

Wash-Down Resistant

Plastic parts can withstand saltwater, water, and harsh chemical solutions without the risk of chemical contamination and corrosion that metal parts present.

Wear Resistant

Specialty plastics are formulated to resist mechanical wear.

Maintenance Free

Plastics don’t have the same maintenance constraints that metal and other substrates have in ball bearing systems. Along with resisting damage and scratches from chemicals, dirt, dust, and other contaminants, plastic ball bearings are self-lubricating. This results in fewer repair and replacement costs.

Chemically Resistant

Plastic substrates can be resistant to corrosion, etching from harsh chemicals, and more.

Low Relative Cost

Plastic parts can have a higher production cost than other materials. However, the low maintenance costs and long lifespan of the product in diverse environments lead to a lower cost over time.

Medical Industry Applications

Some popular medical industry applications for plastic parts include:

  • Pumps
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing operations
  • Pivots for wheels, monitors, and more
  • Adjustment arms

Choose Advanced Industrial for Medical Analytical Equipment Solutions

At Advanced Industrial, we create high quality plastic ball bearing systems and offer solutions for medical organizations. Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities or to start your order. 

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