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Flow Simulation Enhances Medical Device Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Orchid’s facility in Lansing, MI has been forging exotic materials used in joint implants since 1994. Most of the products we make are for hip and knee systems such as tibial trays, femoral components, acetabular cups and hip stems. Most of these are forged and machined titanium, cobalt chromium and zirconium. 

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Addressing the Challenges of Medical Device Plastics Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In the medical device industry, plastic components are used in joint replacements, implant trials, interbody cages and instruments. The machining and molding of medical grade polymers can pose different challenges than the manufacturing of metal, particularly with the quality and cosmetic requirements of products that will be used in the human body. 

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Orchid Acquires Alhenia - Strengthens Role as Global Coating Leader

Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Holt, MI - Orchid Orthopedic Solutions 

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New Trends in Orthopedic Implant Coatings

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015
By Parimal Bapat, Research Engineer 

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Bringing Life to Your Functional Prototypes through 3D Printing

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I recently had the privilege of presenting on the buzzing topic of 3D printing or additive manufacturing at this year’s MD&M West show in Anaheim. There is a lot of excitement and curiosity with this ever expanding technology and how it can help reduce costs in the product development cycle. 

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Inspiring Results

Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions is headquartered in Holt, Mich. From the main company, a division called Orchid Design does contract product development for orthopedic medical devices from two locations in the United States – Shelton, Conn., and Memphis, Tenn. Further defining the company’s niche offerings in the industry is a group within Orchid Design’s facility in Shelton that specializes in cutting instruments such as drills, rasps, reamers, and saw blades. 

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Orchid Detroit: Not Just a Name Change

Posted: Monday, May 06, 2013

In the past year, all of Orchid’s facilities changed their names. With Orchid’s strong brand in the industry, it was felt that the former names of each facility was no longer the driving factor in who we are as a company. In the case of Orchid Detroit, which was founded as BioCoat in 1990, there is more than meets the eye.  

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