Roscoe, IL – Forest City Gear today announced it is one of the first gear manufacturers to successfully complete the achievement of ISO 13485, the process quality management certification for manufacturing medical devices.
4340 alloy steel gear, made by Forest City Gear, an example
of the medical products being produced by the company, one of the first gear
manufacturers to achieve the ISO 13485 medical certification. This particular gear is used for articulating
the patient table in an MRI unit.
Forest City Gear is a manufacturer of various gear types, with products found worldwide in aerospace and transportation uses, as well as medical, military, industrial and consumer product applications. The company is renowned for both its product quality and strict process control. The official receipt of this medical certification was made on February 15, 2008 and positions the company to actively pursue the growing medical device market.
Gears are now in production at Forest City Gear for various medical devices, including such examples as a 4340 alloy steel gear for the articulation of the patient table in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit (gear shown in photo attached), as well as a brass gear for mechanical movement in an X-ray machine, a composite gear assembly for a blood infusion pumping station and a specialty alloy gear for motion control on an artificial elbow mechanism. These and other medical gears are all engineered and manufactured at the company’s factory in Roscoe, IL, northwest of Chicago.