The design and manufacture of your housing impacts end-device performance, the perception and confidence of the medical professionals, and, most importantly, patient comfort and safety. The right material selection, engineering skill, design specifications and manufacturing expertise can make all the difference.

Heraeus: Implantable Housings

Heraeus medical device housings are recognized world-wide for their innovative design and manufacturing excellence.

  • As the only company 100% dedicated to the medical device market, Heraeus is uniquely qualified to tackle our customers’ most complex and important projects.
  • We can offer integrated solutions, including rapid prototyping, to help customers address their specific housing challenges.
  • Our housings are built with the most advanced tool and die design, best suited to run the high-tech materials our customers use in their device design.
  • The special integrated weld band concept produces a device that has a flawless design and finished look that reflects your high standards of quality.
  • Every finished housing is perfectly manufactured with our world-class engineering and innovative manufacturing processes.

Every housing we manufacture is designed for the ultimate in durability, reliability, safety and performance. From prototype to inspection development to finished product, Heraeus provides customers with excellence and innovation every step of the way.

Heraeus provides expertise in every critical area of your housings needs, from design/prototyping to manufacturing to regulatory. Key technical considerations include:

Optimal Materials. With our world-renowned expertise in materials science, Heraeus will work with you to select the best material based on your application requirements. Other factors will include:

  • Common mechanical properties compared to the functional requirements of your device
  • Materials, including grades 1, 2, 5, 9 and 23 titanium and stainless steel
  • Your project timeline
  • Your project budget

Validation and Analytical Testing. Product inspection is vital at every phase. We collaborate closely with every customer to provide a comprehensive array of testing and validation services, including:

  • Capability studies
  • Components qualification
  • Design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Validation activities

Our equipment and services include:

  • ASTM Testing
  • Auger Surface Analysis
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Cyclovoltametric Measurement
  • Gas Analysis
  • Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Mechanical
  • Metallography
  • SEM with EDX and WDX
  • XRD Spectroscopy

Surface Finish Design
A pristine exterior provides strong visual appeal and projects quality and confidence. Six engineered surface finishes are available, including:

  • Gloss
  • Tumbled
  • Etched
  • Natural
  • Brushed

IPG Subassembly
Heraeus provides customers with a wide range of assembly services and options to meet the needs of virtual any housing project:

  • Coatings
    • Heraeus coating expertise includes PVD coating and dispensing of standard and specialized materials
  • Machining and Stamping
    • Contacts, Connector Blocks, Connector Posts
    • Feedthrough Frames, Flanges
    • Anchor Brackets, Suture Brackets
  • Welding
    • Feedthroughs, Suture Brackets, Anchors
    • Laser Engraving
Housing Case

With unmatched expertise in materials science, collaborative engineering and state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing capabilities, Heraeus has the experience to help you produce housings that optimize cost and device performance. We can meet any treatment application and specification, including:

Implantable Pulse Generators (IPGs), capacitors and battery housings for therapies including:

  • Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM)
  • Neuromodulation
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Drug Pumps
  • Diabetes Therapies
Implantable Housings

For nearly four decades, medical device companies have trusted Heraeus for their implantable housing needs. Every implantable housing we produce provides customers with an unmatched array of benefits, such as:

  • Our integrated weld-band feature enables an easy assembly process for the customer and provides an appealing, pristine exterior of the housing
  • Heraeus coating expertise includes PVD coating and dispensing of standard and specialized materials
  • In-house tooling and tool design
  • Rapid prototyping to help you get to the market faster. We’re capable of producing implantable housing quickly depending on the alloy and design. Proof-of-concept and engineering typically necessary prior to finalizing design and investing in production tooling
  • Wide array of tooling options dependent on anticipated production volume
  • Engineering excellence throughout your housing’s lifecycle, including
    • Our scientific approach to your development needs, using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software and other tools to produce higher-quality, better-performing product
  • Full tooling and component validation and measurement systems development
  • Value add assembly
    • Laser Welding
    • Laser Marking
    • Resistance Welding
    • Electrical Testing
    • Helium Leak Detection
    • And the like