Cendres+Métaux SA Medical Division

Rue de Boujean 122, 2501 Biel/Bienne

Telephone +41 58 3602211
Fax +41 58 3602013


Hall map

COMPAMED 2016 hall map (Hall 8a): stand F02

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COMPAMED 2016 fairground map: Hall 8a

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 09  Raw materials and adhesives
  • 09.26  Metals, precious

Metals, precious

  • 09  Raw materials and adhesives
  • 09.28  Metals, titanium

Metals, titanium

  • 09  Raw materials and adhesives
  • 09.44  Thermoplastics


  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.02  Manufacturing equipment
  • 10.02.12  Engineering
  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.01  Etching


  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.09  Wireforming


  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.10  Turning


  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.14  Deburring


  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.16  Forming
  • 11.16.10  Laser marking

Laser marking

  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.16  Forming
  • 11.16.12  Micromachining


  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.16  Forming
  • 11.16.13  Assembly


  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.16  Forming
  • 11.16.15  Surface treatment

Surface treatment

  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.16  Forming
  • 11.16.33  Ultrasonic cleaning

Ultrasonic cleaning

Our products

Product category: Engineering

Packaging and Assembly

Good, safe and user-friendly packaging is essential for medical devices. When selecting the right packaging, the nature of the products to be packed, the requirements of the user, structural conditions and transport logistics play a crucial role. User and environmental friendliness as well as safety aspects are to be treated equally.

Cendres+Métaux offers the following services in the field of packaging and assembly:

Transport packaging
Final packaging (sterile)
Product handling: our four degrees of cleanliness

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Product category: Engineering

Surface Treatments

Today, medical implants must comply with numerous requirements: rapid as possible ingrowth, prevention of bacterial colony formation, increasing biocompatibility, trouble-free explantation after a few months, color-coding, etc. All these criteria can no longer just be met by material selection alone, surface finishing has become a decisive factor for success!

Cendres+Métaux offers the following abrading surface processes in-house:

Pressure and injector blasting
Structural etching and passivating
Anodizing of titanium
Polishing and grinding
Laser marking

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Product category: Engineering

Manufacturing Competences

Manufacturing is at the core of our company. In our production we combine turning, milling, and injection molding as well as the manufacturing of semi-finished goods. We manufacture implants, medical components and miniature parts with the greatest precision and dedication. Here we always focus on the details, as this is the only way to ensure safe processes and consistent quality.

Our manufacturing portfolio includes the following services:

Micro-mechanical manufacturing: turning and milling of precious metals and precious metal alloys, titanium as well as steel
Injection molding of high-performance polymers
Semi-finished products manufacturing: rods, strips and wires made of precious metals or precious metal alloys

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Product category: Engineering

Material Development and Analytics

For 130 years we have been developing and casting precious metal alloys for a host of applications. Also for medical engineering, where pure precious metals and precious metal alloys are still in use today. In particular, precious metals such as gold, platinum, silver and palladium are popular niche materials.

The development and analysis of precious metal alloys follows a long tradition at Cendres+Métaux. This not only requires a special infrastructure, but also considerable expert knowledge and experience. We have therefore always employed specially trained material scientists, physicists, chemists and laboratory personnel who can accompany these processes safely and competently.

The most important processes are accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Offices according to ISO/IEC 17025. In addition, the analytical laboratory is inspected regularly by the Swiss Precious Metal Control Office. Accreditation means that our laboratories are autonomous in their inspection decisions, have competent personnel available, operate according to validated methods and can retrace the inspected goods to the inspection results.

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Product category: Engineering

Project management and Support

Cendres+Métaux offers a comprehensive portfolio of services ranging from development to the ready-to-market product. In this regard we see ourselves as a competent and dedicated partner who discusses projects on a confidential and trusting basis with his customers.

Interdisciplinary project work is guaranteed by the close cooperation between sales, production, development, technical project managers and quality management and is a given for us. We advise our customers in many areas. This way we establish long-term partnerships and help products as well as customers to achieve sustainable success.

Our services cover the following areas:

Concept, design and development
Design verifications and optimization
Process validations
Quality management and regulatory advice
Marketing support (product images, renderings and animations)
Our engineers and micro-technicians in the Team Medical Device Center act as ambassadors for your projects and coordinate the tasks with internal and external partners. They provide technical support, prepare project plans together with you, conduct feasibility studies and test your medical devices thoroughly.

Contact our Medical Device Center for inquires on the following topics:

Industrialization projects
Prototyping (also rapid prototyping)
Packaging concepts
Risk management

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Product category: Engineering

Quality Management

For over twenty years we have ensured that our management system and our products comply with the demanding regulatory requirements in medical technology. The first certification according to ISO 9001 was already obtained at the beginning of the 90s. If you are interested in finding out more about our certifications and our management of standards as well as other quality topics, then you have come to the right place!

Certification and applied standards
Process validations
Documentation and traceability
Contracts: confidentiality and quality agreements.

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About us

Company details

Cendres+Métaux is specialised in the production of implantable, micromechanical components or systems with complex geometries made from precious metal or titanium alloys. We also offer non-metallic implant solutions with machined or moulded components made from PEKK, the newest generation in high-performance polymers. Apart from our turning, milling and moulding capabilities, we can also support our customers with different surface treatments and packaging options, all from one source. Cendres+Métaux is accredited and certified ISO 13'485 / 9001 / 14001, as well as FDA registered.

From engineering to packaging.

Are you wanting to launch a new medical device but find yourself missing a reliable source for your micromechanical components? Our competent and experienced engineering and sales teams will be pleased to assist you with any technical questions. They will conduct a feasibility analysis and ensure an ideal manufacturing process for serial production.

From inspection to certificate of conformity.

If required, the development process can also include the establishment of product-relevant legal documentation, in which case the quality management and regulatory teams will advise you in this matter.

Quality control plays an essential role at Cendres+Métaux. Not only the dimensions, but also materials, surface finishes and packaging are continuously measured, recorded and monitored so that a consistently high-level of quality can be guaranteed.

From tradition to modernity.

Cendres+Métaux recently introduced the high-performance polymer Pekkton®, a material based on OPM's OXPEKK®-IG, to the dental world. Pekkton® will allow its customers to break new ground in dentistry product development. For implantable medical devices outside the mouth (short and long-term applications), Cendres+Métaux offers OXPEKK-IG. Similar to Pekkton®, OXPEKK-IG200 offers a high-processability, including optimal flow and crystallisation kinetics, as well as considerable mechanical properties (about 50% greater compressive ultimate strength than PEEK, most other properties about 10-15% greater than PEEK).

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Company data

Sales volume

< 1 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees