The Programmable Electrode Array Knitting (PEAK) Machine that we designed and developed for Novacept (Hologic, Inc.) is just one example of the unique solutions to a very complicated manufacturing process. This machine knits with 8 different yarns. Four of the yarns are conductive (silver plated) and the other four yarns are non-conductive. The machine knits a triangular array mesh with four panels separated by non-conductive strips fully automatically. This machine replaces a previous manual stitching, plating, and etching process that was very labor intensive and subject to many quality issues. A total of 3 machines were built for Novacept.
The mesh created by our PEAK Machine is used by the NovaSure® Device to cure menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding). The NovaSure Endometrial Ablation Process, delivers precisely measured electrical energy via a slender, handheld triangular mesh wand to remove the endometrial lining in the uterus. The NovaSure System provides an effective and minimally invasive outpatient alternative to hysterectomy, while avoiding the potential side effects and long-term risks of hormone therapy.
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