Designing/Manufacturing small custom melts

Sponsored by: Sandvik Materials Technology

Focused on:

  • Medical Devices
  • Patient Trauma

Date: 26 April


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

The medical industry has a need for more advanced materials to new, smart and high-tech applications.

Smaller devices enable minimal invasive therapies reducing the patient trauma and recovery time. The end user of the medical device today demands a device that allows them to return to living as normal life or even improved life as before the therapy was required. Miniaturization of these devices helps support these needs and therefore is an integral consideration for digital health and remote patient monitoring applications. This trend is driving the hospitals and medical device companies to develop new treatments and devices that are less intrusive with increased functionality. The results are smaller and more connected devices which are increasing the complexity for the material supplier to support with more advanced materials, design and manufacturing process for these increasingly smaller components.

Sandvik Materials Technology have been supporting the most demanding industries with material development over the years, for example the aerospace industry with lighter and stronger material, the oil & gas industry with very corrosive resistance materials or high-temperature materials for temperatures above 2000® C needed in various metals extraction or chemical processes. Often the company develops a new alloy in cooperation with the customers specifically made to fit their application and material requirements of the same. All made in the in-house melt shops. The ultra-fine wire and wire-based components branded EXERA® and that are used in medical devices are a result of decades of materials development, the inhouse die craftsmen and women combined experience and painstaking attention to details that makes the Sandvik material unique and world-leading.

In this webinar you will meet our senior medical wire-based components designers and manufacturers together with our senior R&D metallurgy experts who has been part of designing and manufacturing many of the EXERA® wire-based components that today are in many high-tech medical devices such as DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation), CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitors) or various cardiovascular devises. They will present their way of working in making a custom specific alloy and how it becomes an important part in a high-tech medical device that either sense, stimulates or transmit signals in the human body.

Come join us on April 26 and listen in as we feed you with our many years of material development experience to the medical device segment. We will reserve plenty of time for questions at the end of the webinar. The event is well suited for employees involved in design and manufacturing challenges from all experience levels. We hope to see you there!

Presented by

Gary Davies,

Production and business unit manager Medical, Sandvik Materials Technology

Gary is a Sandvik employee for 18 years and employed in the specialty materials field for 30 years and holds Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Business Administration.
Gary is production and business unit manager at the Sandvik site in Palm Coast, Florida where the company produces precision wire with the diameter 0,01 mm – 1,0 mm (0,0004” -0,0032”). Gary is part of many customer projects where his materials and coatings experience inspires and supports the customers to design a process and product that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Gary is also part of R&D projects to develop new materials used in wire-based components and has close cooperation with Sandvik’s world leading R&D department.

Dilip Chandrasekaran,

Head of R&D Divison Kanthal within Sandvik Materials Technology

Dilip has been with Kanthal for 17 years and has more than 25 years of experience within Materials research and Product development in different materials producing companies in Sweden. He has a PhD in Materials Science. Dilip’s role includes responsibility for both strategic research and driving product development for the Kanthal portfolio. Dilip is Head of R&D for Kanthal, with the main R&D-unit based in Hallstahammar, Sweden. He is also involved in a number of external research projects with leading universities and companies in Sweden, within the materials science field as well as in key product development projects with customers.

Thomas Helander,

R&D Expert - High Temperature Materials, PhD, Division Kanthal within Sandvik Materials Technology

Thomas is a Sandvik employee for 18 years and employed in the specialty materials field for 25 years. Thomas holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering and works as an R&D expert in the Sandvik R&D department in Sweden. Thomas is part of many customer projects working to deliver alloys and product forms to meet the customer needs. Thomas is also part of several research projects together with universities and research institutes in order to develop new materials and processes.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn more about materials selection and how it can impact your medical device life-cycle.
  • When should you consider creating a custom-made alloy?
  • Learn more about the key interactive parameters that can help drive a better product design decision.
  • The latest trends in materials development


  • Heads of Medical Device OEM’s
  • Heads of Research and Development at Medtech OEMs
  • Medical Device Designers at OEMs
  • Researchers at Medical Universities
  • Medtech students at Technical and Medical Universities
  • Heads of Microtechnology OEMs
  • Heads of Research and Development at Microtechnology OEMs
  • Microtechnology Designers at OEMs
  • Microtechnology Researchers at Technical Universities