Positioning for Success
Match Grade Medical was presented with a material sample for their surgical hip positioning system and started to explore which plastic was right for their application. They decided to trust the experts. David Kettner, President and CEO of Match Grade Medical, physically stopped into Eagle Performance Plastics.
Match Grade Medical is a premier manufacturer of precision surgical equipment. Innovative design and advanced manufacturing allows them to focus on solutions for orthopedic surgery that improves patient outcomes and reduces provider cost. They intend to be the #1 supplier of positioning equipment for orthopedic surgery in the US within the next 5 years. With these high goals they needed to secure the best materials for their parts.
“Jared Bailin not only helped us identify the plastic but showed us around Eagle. It was then we realized that Eagle is a one stop shop. They could be our partner in manufacturing.” Kettner was a part of the process from the beginning. “Eagle learned the requirements of our business and we learned about what plastics can and can’t do. They have taught us tolerances, how to dimension, how plastics move and how we deal with stress in the components. We stay with them because they have ideas on manufacturing that we didn’t think of. Tom, Eagle’s Manufacturing Manager, helps with the finite details that make a huge difference in our medical field. The fine tuning and multiple tweaks for one project has created a trust and confidence in getting what we need.”
Advantages of Working with Eagle Performance Plastics
“Eagle is someone to work with as you can count on them for delivery and quality. They are easy to work with.” explains Kettner. “They are responsive. If something is wrong, they make it right. They have great resources that they use to make a better product for us. Our Partnership began because of Jared, who owns Eagle, and we stay because of the people who work with us like Jodi, Tom and Stephen.”