Premedtec Achieves ISO13485:2003 Certification
Precision Medical Technologies, Inc. was recently audited in accordance with the requirements of ISO 13485:2003. SRI Quality System Registrar, Seven Fields, PA. hereby grants PMT registration of their management system at it’s location at 2059 North Pound Dr. Warsaw, IN. The scope of the ISO 13485:2003 registration includes the manufacture and supply of Orthopedic and medical instruments and implants.
Vickie Adkins, an outside consultant, assisted Precision Medical Technologies, Inc. with their preparation for the audit. According to Adkins, since PMT was previously ISO 9001:2000 certified, the necessary changes to the management system were primarily in the areas of risk management, customer complaint handling and identifying the appropriate critical processes that would allow the organization to function more effectively. The PMT management team implemented the appropriate processes to successfully achieve ISO 13485:2003 certification in a 6 month period.
Premedtec Adds New In-House Equipment
Precision Medical Technologies Inc. has recently added in-house gun drilling with an Eldorado M75-30 machine. The equipment has 30 inch length capability, with ¾ inch diameter material and tailstock counter rotation. The company plans to service internal requirements as well as provide contract services to other Orthopedic manufacturers. Kurt Kamholz, President of Precision Medical Technologies, Inc. explained there are significant scheduling and quality advantages to having gun drilling in-house. Our ability to control more of our own schedule will only improve our on-time deliveries.
Premedtec Completes Stage 2 of ISO 13485 Audit
Kurt Kamholz, President of Precision Medical Technologies, Inc. is announcing that the company has successfully completed Stage 2 of their ISO 13485 audit and is being recommended for certification. We expect to provide a level of Quality that supports and maintains the effectiveness of our Quality Management System and being ISO 13485 compliant is an important step in our program. We want to exceed our customer’s expectations to enhance their position in the marketplace.
Premedtec Continues To Increase Capacity
Kurt Kamholz, President of Precision Medical Technologies, Inc. is announcing that the company will continue to add capacity this year with a new HAAS VF-3 Four Axis Mill, and a new HAAS VF-3SS Five Axis Mill. In addition, the company plans to increase Lathe capacity later this year and add the equipment for in-house gun drilling to allow for greater flexibility in our scheduling. Kamholz believes it is important to invest in the business during slower times to ensure that we will be the chosen supplier with available capacity and skilled employees as demand increases. Not only will we be adding equipment this year, but we are also investing in our Quality System to be 13485 Compliant. Kamholz feels that the company will be certified by the end of this summer and will be in a position to supply our Customers more capacity on the implant side of the business. We will continue with our strategy of focusing on a small group of Customers to provide a very high level of customer service.
Premedtec Will Exhibit at the 5th Annual Orthapedic Mfg & Tech Exposition
Precision Medical Technologies, Inc. will be exhibiting this year at the 5th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference, OMTEC, in Chicago on 6/24 and 6/25. The assigned Booth is # 233. Jeff Thornburgh, Co-Owner, and the partner responsible for Sales, commented that the company is looking forward to the opportunity to participate in OMTEC. With such a great deal of uncertainty in the economy and the possibility of funding changes in health care, it is critical that we discuss ways to improve quality and reduce lead-times to help our Customers reduce costs. We believe that Precision Medical Technologies is well positioned to support those initiates with equipment and process validations, improved scheduling techniques and the use of production equipment that is machining the component complete in one operation. OMTEC will be another opportunity for us to listen to our Customers! We want to make sure we understand the challenges they are facing and meet their requirements!
Precision Medical Technologies, Inc. will also be exhibiting at the North American Spine Society, NASS, 24th Annual Meeting on November 11th – 13th, 2009, in San Francisco.