Knee and hip patients around the world benefit from Wabash presses, which are used to mold ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) for artificial joints. Our presses also excel at producing titanium fiber-mesh cups for hip replacements, as well as molding pins used in reconstructive surgery.
Our presses have even been used to repair skin and bone. We created a high-tonnage, all-stainless steel press for a procedure in which bones are pulverized and used to create a paste to repair damaged bones. Another customer creates synthetic skin material for grafts for burn victims and other patients.
In the operating room, doctors often demand color-coded instruments to ensure they are using the correct devices. Many of our transfer presses are used for overmolding silicon onto the handles of those unique surgical tools.