3 Different Ways Mechanical Components Are Making A Difference
Mechanical Components And Social Action
We commonly associate the act of helping others with volunteering for a charity, donating funds, or simply lending a hand. But, positive social actions can take many forms and come from many different places, including the world of mechanical engineering and mechanical components. Here, there is a huge opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others one component at a time. The smallest mechanical components are often the very things that make a product work at its highest efficiency; it’s often the case that this type of product will elevate quality of life, improve a medical condition, or even save a life.
1. Children Receive Extraordinary Opportunity to Hear for the First Time
At Precipart, we provide essential components to Starkey Hearing Technologies, a company which donates to its Starkey Hearing Foundation, an organization that fits more than 100,000 hearing aids annually to children and adults in need around the globe. The smallest bones in the human body are in the ear, and our micro-machining niche focus provides an opportunity to engineer positive results in the field of audiology. A hearing aid will not function without the proper pins, housings, screws, adapters, and other small components. Thanks to this vital program, thousands of children can have the wonderful experience of hearing music or the sound of their mother’s voice for the first time in their lives.
2. Medical Devices to Improve Heart Health Rely on Precision Components
According to data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year, which equates to one in every four deaths. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women. Vascular closure is often performed on patients undergoing treatment for heart disease. Medical devices used in this procedure achieve hemostasis of the small hole in the artery after a cardiovascular procedure is performed. More than seven million such procedures are performed worldwide each year. Precipart provides the precision components for these devices through its partnership with major cardiology device manufacturers.
3. Key Components Contribute to Efficacy of Lifesaving Pacemaker
2.9 million Americans received permanent pacemakers between 1993 and 2009, according to the Journal of The American College of Cardiology, and the number of these procedures continues to grow steadily. A cardiac pacemaker (a small, battery-operated electronic device that senses when someone’s heart is beating irregularly or too slowly) sends a signal to the heart that makes it beat at the correct pace. A pacemaker consists of a pulse generator and a lead system; the pulse generator houses electrical components responsible for generating the pulse at the proper time based on events that are sensed. Key parts, including insulators, electrodes that detect the heart’s electrical activity, and pacing components, contribute to the efficacy of this lifesaving device.
Rapidly changing medical technology is revolutionizing the way health care is being delivered today. Cutting-edge instrumentation and components play a large role in the many advances that have impacted the lives of millions of people for the better. Precipart is proud to be able to participate in the programs mentioned above; we believe that making a positive social difference is everyone’s job.