A fine finish stops a bad end

Heart disease patients can be saved by a tiny stainless steel tubular device. A good surface finish ensures it works properly.

Called a stent, the device, developed and made by Biocompatibles, is used to keep a path open through blocked arteries and deliver an anti-thrombosis drug to the precise point in the body where it is needed.

Manufacturing the mesh surface of the small tube, each worth several hundred pounds, leaves very fine burrs. Controlled electropolishing by Stainless & Allied Services removes the burrs and enhances the surface cleanliness. It restores the integrity of the surface and offers a micro-smooth, contamination-free finish.

Electropolishing the stent helps treat heart disease.