Case Study:

Dielectric Protection for Patients

Client

Leading robotic surgical tool manufacturer

Challenge

The client was experiencing in-field product failures.

Solution

VSI designed a customized solution that completely eliminated electrical stray paths without changes to their existing production process.

Impact

Manufacturer was able to immediately extend shelf life solving major distribution issues.

The Issue

VSI Parylene was approached by a leading robotic surgical tool manufacturer due to in-field product failures. As these devices were already in use, an effective solution required strict compatibility with existing production processes.

The engineering team needed a coating that was exceptionally conformal, approved for use in medical devices and could provide a high level of protection within the minimal space available in their product design.

The Results

Stray electrical paths were traced to key critical components that were present throughout the system. These components would require precise dielectric insulation in order to preserve the integrity and functionality of all other components in the assembly.

Working closely with the engineering team, an application was developed that accomplished complete dielectric control while minimizing production delays. During implementation, further collaboration led to a vetted solution that allowed production to recommence weeks ahead of customer projections.

The Impact

Through expert collaboration, VSI Parylene was able to design a customized solution that helped prevent patient injury, maintained the reputation of the manufacturer and ultimately saved the device from recall.

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