Vapor Degreasing Medical Parts
Globe Tool and Manufacturing (Minneapolis, MN) prides itself on its close tolerances (+/- 0.0005 inch or less) on stamped or drawn metal parts produced from titanium, stainless steel or aluminum. The ability to perform such precise work on small, intricate, thin parts comes from the company's commitment to do virtually every operation in-house, from tool and die design to 100% hand inspection programs.
Globe's experienced and devoted work force is essential to its ability to design and produce all of its own manufacturing processes. The company has more than 200 experienced and dedicated employees - eight who have served the company for more than 40 years and about 40 who have worked there for more than 25 years.
These dedicated employees work in Globe's 85,000-ft2 plant, which houses a vast array of production and inspection equipment for final trimming and finishing. One of the most critical pieces of equipment within the plant is the large capacity solvent degreaser.
Since much of the company's work is medical related, including heart pacemaker cases, stringent quality measures must be maintained before the finished product can be shipped directly to its customers' stock. Heart pacemakers and their batteries are implanted in the human body. Therefore, they require the utmost in cleanliness and quality to ensure their reliability.