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Welcome to Orchid

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions is a worldwide leader of medical device outsourcing services from design and development through finished goods manufacturing.

Headquartered in Holt, Michigan, Orchid is a global company offering a broad array of services and capabilities for orthopedic and medical device development and manufacturing:

  • Product design, development and prototyping
  • Forging and investment casting
  • Advanced machining technologies (metal and plastic)
  • Plastic injection molding
  • Complex instrument assemblies
  • Bone in-growth coatings and surface treatments
  • Sterile packaging
  • Quality systems services
  • Regulatory services

In addition to being a world leading supply chain provider, we are taking the role of strategic partner to new levels. Through our value-added solutions, we can manage your supply chain for you, ensure risk mitigation, tie value streams together and provide you a complete and finished product already in the package.

Latest blog post

How to Develop Your Next Orthopedic Product with Smart Design

Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019

Did you know that approximately 75% of the cost of a medical device product is in the actual design (materials and geometry) and only 25% of the cost is in the process (and, maybe, geographically where the product is made)? The industry is becoming increasingly more aware of this, which is why Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is a term that you may have seen trending in our market. DFM means incorporating an understanding of the manufacturing processes into the design of a product, which can reduce costs and increase time to market. To take it a step further, including inspection methods into the design phase (Design for Inspection, or DFI) can also dramatically reduce costs. In an industry with increased pricing pressures, leveraging design to reduce costs and time to market is smart, so incorporating DFM and DFI is smart design.

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