How Are Bore Gauges Used In Medical Device Manufacturing?
Bore gauges are precision tools used to measure the internal diameter of various objects, including medical devices. In medical device manufacturing, bore gauges ensure that components such as pipes and tubes meet the precise specifications required for safe and effective operation.
History Of Bore Gauge History and Applicational Uses
The first bore gauges were developed in the late 19th century and were initially used to measure the internal diameter of gun barrels. However, in the early 20th century, bore gauges began to be used in various industries, including automotive manufacturing, aerospace engineering, and medical device manufacturing.
Today, bore gauges are an essential tool for many industries and are used to measure the internal diameter of everything from pipes and tubes to medical devices. Bore gauges offer several advantages, including accuracy, reliability, and cost-effectiveness, making them an essential part of the manufacturing process.
For consumers who rely on medical devices for their health and well-being, it is essential to know that bore gauges are used in the manufacturing process to ensure that these devices meet the highest standards of quality and safety.
What Are Different Types of Bore Gages and Their Usage?
Various types of bore gauges are available, each designed for specific measurement tasks. The most common type of bore gauge is the mechanical bore gauge, which consists of a spring-loaded plunger inserted into the object getting measured. As the plunger enters the object, the spring expands and provides a reading on the gauge that people can use to determine the internal diameter of the object.
Another common type of bore gauge is the digital bore gauge, which uses electronic sensors to take measurements. Digital bore meters are handy when greater accuracy is required, such as measuring tiny objects.
A taper gauge is another type of bore gauge used to measure the taper or angle of an object. Taper gauges are commonly used in the manufacturing process to ensure that components such as pipes and tubes have the correct taper for safe and effective operation.
How Are Bore Gauges Used in Medical Device Manufacturing?
Bore gauges are used in medical device manufacturing to ensure that components such as pipes and tubes meet the precise specifications required for safe and effective operation. In many cases, bore gauges are used during the quality control process to check that products meet the required standards before they ship to customers.
Bore gauges are also used during the research and development phase of medical device manufacturing, as they allow engineers to quickly and easily test the dimensions of new prototypes. In addition, engineers can identify any potential problems with a design before it goes into production using bore gauges.
What Are the Benefits of Using Bore Gages in Medical Device Manufacturing?
Bore gauges offer several benefits for medical device manufacturers. Firstly, they provide an accurate and reliable way to measure the internal diameter of components. Accuracy is essential to meet required safety and performance standards.
Secondly, bore gauges are quick and easy to use, saving time and money during the manufacturing process. In many cases, bore gauges can measure objects without disassembling them, reducing manufacturing costs.
Finally, bore gauges are relatively inexpensive, making them cost-effective for medical device manufacturers.
How To Use A Bore Gauge
Using a bore gauge is a relatively simple process. But, first, you must prepare the object to be measured for measurement. Preparation typically involves cleaning the object and ensuring that it is free of debris or obstructions.
Once the object is ready, you can insert the bore gauge. For mechanical bore gauges, the plunger is pushed into the object until it comes to a stop. You can then use the reading on the indicator to determine the internal diameter of the object.
The sensors get placed against the object for digital bore gauges and take a reading. You can then calculate the internal diameter based on the sensor readings.
Bore gauges are essential for many industries, including medical device manufacturing. By providing accurate and reliable measurements, bore gauges help to ensure that products meet the required standards and are safe and effective. Bore gauges also offer several other benefits, such as being quick, easy to use, and cost-effective, making them an essential part of the manufacturing process.
At Alliance Calibration, we offer ISO 17025 accredited calibration of bore gauges for your measurement needs.
Phil Wiseman is Chief Marketing Officer at Alliance Calibration. He earned a B.S. in Chemical Physics from Centre College. Phil is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.