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Rapid Prototyping at MeKo MedTech

‚It’s really great to have production parts at rapid prototyping speeds, very cool.’

No better way to sum up MeKo’s prototyping services than this customer’s quote. 

Within a couple of days MeKo is able to transform an idea into a fully finished prototype. From the very first iteration on, we treat the prototype the same way as we treat serial production parts using the very same machines and process steps, making sure the prototype from the beginning is as close to a serial production part as somehow possible.

This not only provides customers right away with a good feedback of where they’re at in terms of long-term feasibility, from experience it leads to a very smooth and efficient upscaling process since there’s no further change in equipment down the road causing unwanted delays.


DeviceTalks Boston 2023

MeKo sponsors DeviceTalks Boston 2023

We are excited to be Sponsor of the 2023 DeviceTalks Boston event. You’ll find us at booth #407 from May 10-11 to learn more about our manufacturing capabilities and innovations. Claim your pass here:

Resoloy® Webinar 2023

New MedTech Materials Webinar Series

Why does magnesium offer many advantages for resorbable implants? How do I develop an implant that releases drugs over time? And how precisely can NiTi components be manufactured today? We answer these and many more questions in our new "MedTech Materials" webinar series.

We regularly offer exciting webinars on various medtech materials. We will start on April 18 and 19 with the magnesium alloy Resoloy® developed by MeKo, followed by webinars on biopolymers, NiTi and our nickel-free alloy Vasculoy®. Each presentation will be followed by an open Q&A session with our experts.

The Resoloy® webinar on April 18 will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. CEST, UTC+2 (CST/UTC+8: 3 to 4 p.m., JST/UTC+9: 4 to 5 p.m.).

The Resoloy® webinar on April 19 will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. CEST, UTC+2 (EDT/UTC-4: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., PDT/UTC-7: 8 to 9 a.m.).

There is no charge to attend. Please register at the following site:

MeKo tube stock

Material stock for rapid prototyping

MeKo’s material stock has become an invaluable asset for our capabilities to react quickly, especially in times like these with supply chains being in distress world wide.

We are known worldwide for manufacturing implants like stents and heart valve frames at highest precision. Each one of those implants started out as a prototype at some point. Being able to assist and guide customers very early on by offering quick and high-quality prototyping services is of utmost importance for us.

Naturally, every prototype starts with some kind of raw material. That’s why MeKo over the 30 years of its existence has continuously built up a very substantial material stock, including tubing and sheets with a vast variety of alloys and dimensions. Currently more than 2,000 different materials and tube sizes are available in stock.

Find out more about our rapid prototyping services.

High precision sieves and filters at Filtech 2023

Sieves and filters are used in a wide range of applications. With our laser drilling capabilities you can choose from a huge variety of hole sizes and slot geometries. High precision is guaranteed, even at very high perforation speeds. Hole diameters from a few microns up to millimeters are possible as well as different materials like carbon steel, stainless steel and ceramics. 

Learn more at our Filtech booth #B37 in hall 8.


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Unlock the full potential of NiTi

Nickel titanium is an ideal alloy for many medical components due to its superelasticity, shape memory, strength and corrosion resistance.

MeKo has been a pioneer in stent manufacturing since 1995. Today, because of our profound expertise and our technological leadership, we're one of the main suppliers for NiTi components like stents and valves worldwide.

Our high-precision laser cutting combined with a reliable shape setting process ensures perfect geometry and consistent mechanical properties for the manufacturing of your NiTi devices.

When speed is of the essence: Thanks to the 24/7 manufacturing and our rapid prototyping, orders can be processed within short time.

Find out more:

PolyMediX® tubes

Experience our new PolyMediX® tubes at BIOMEDevice Boston

The high-precision PolyMediX® tubes are manufactured with a new innovative process. With PolyMediX®, MeKo manufactures implants from polymer materials that are perfectly adapted to customer requirements. 

 Thanks to the gentle manufacturing process, PolyMediX® enables the integration of drugs into the tube wall. These drugs are released over time to assist long-term treatment.

Visit our booth #320 at the BIOMEDevice Boston today and tomorrow to get more information about PolyMediX® and our high-precision manufacturing techniques.

Precision is our Profession

PolyMediX® tubes

MeKo Presents PolyMediX® Polymer Tubes

MeKo is known as a contract manufacturer of medical components with particularly tight tolerances, such as stents or heart valve frames. At this year’s COMPAMED / MEDICA trade fair, MeKo will present PolyMediX®, its innovative polymer tubing used for the manufacturing of high-precision bioresorbable implants.

The high-precision PolyMediX® tubes are made using an innovative manufacturing process developed by MeKo. Thanks to the particularly gentle manufacturing process, PolyMediX® enables direct and non-destructive integration of drugs into the tube walls.

In this case, “poly” has a double meaning. It stands for “polymer”, but it also refers to the multiple possibilities offered by this manufacturing process. In addition to the ability to use a wide range of different polymers or different combinations of polymers and active agents for “medi”cal implants, this manufacturing process also makes it possible to integrate multiple active agents “X” or set an active agent gradient between the outside and the inside of the tube wall. With PolyMediX®, MeKo makes it possible to manufacture implants from polymer materials that are perfectly adapted to individual customer requirements.

In 2011, MeKo presented RESOLOY®, the resorbable magnesium alloy for scaffolds, which is already being used for resorbable implants today. With the PolyMediX® platform, MeKo is expanding its repertoire in the field of bioresorbable materials and utilizing its unique expertise in the production of bioresorbable implants.

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Meet MeKo at SMST 2022

If you’re interested in the most recent developments regarding the fascinating material NiTi (Nitinol) there’s no better place for you than the SMST in the coming week in San Diego. Our engineers are around too and happy to listen to your ideas and discuss ways to turn your idea into a perfect medical device.

Team MeKo is looking forward to meet you at booth #111.

MeKo Manufacturing at FILTECH 2022

Experience our high-precision laser drilling services at the worlds largest filtration event FILTECH in Cologne, Germany - from today until Thursday. You are welcome to visit us at our booth #B37 in hall 8. 

Our laser drilling capabilities include a huge variety of hole sizes and slot geometries. Hole diameters of a few microns up to millimeters are just as possible as different materials like carbon steel, stainless steel and ceramics.

The applications range from sieves and filters to perforated sheets. High precision is guaranteed, even at very high perforation speeds.

Dr. Jakob Dohse and  Dr. Clemens Meyer-Kobbe

MeKo is now called MeKo Manufacturing

Expert for laser material processing celebrates the 30th company anniversary

Dr. Clemens Meyer-Kobbe founded his laser-cutting company on May 1, 1991. For the past 30 years, MeKo has been a successful service provider in the world of laser material machining. With over 250 employees and a huge range of machining processes, MeKo has established itself as a multifaceted component manufacturer and has built a strong reputation in its market.

A few months ago, Dr. Jakob Dohse joined the management team and has been tasked with managing the expansion of our sites and the digitalization of business and production processes. As the husband of Dr. Meyer-Kobbe’s eldest daughter, the continuation of the company in family hands is guaranteed. 

Long ago our company was registered in the German Commercial Register with its official name “MeKo Laserstrahl-Materialbearbeitungen e.K.”. Since this time, MeKo has expanded significantly and offers now much more than just laser machining. To reflect this fact, the company officially adopted the modified, international name of “MeKo Manufacturing e.K.

The MeKo logo has remained unchanged for most of the company’s existence, with only minor tweaks to the color and layout. So to mark the company’s anniversary, our logo and all our promotional material has been given a modern design. The new official name is also incorporated into the new logo. As well as the official main company logo, we have also developed the new branding “MeKo MedTech” for the medical technology division and the branding “MeKo MetalWorks” for the industrial and sheet metal division.

We are also celebrating our company anniversary with the opening of a new extension to our premises. The new building will provide additional 2400 square meters (26000 sqft.) of space for cutting-edge production processes, research and administration. The extension is scheduled for completion in November 2021.


Scaffold strut after 28 days – incipient macrophage infiltration

Study Confirms Functionality of the Magnesium Alloy RESOLOY®

Extensive in vitro and in vivo tests have been performed for a scientific study on the degradation of vascular scaffolds (bioresorbable stents) made from the RESOLOY® magnesium alloy.

The results confirm that the degradation time of RESOLOY® can be adjusted thanks to a double coating of fluoride and polymers. A significantly slower degradation is achieved in vitro compared to the Magmaris®. 

An additional advantage is that RESOLOY® degrades with no residue. The animal tests confirm the in vitro results from the test laboratory and demonstrate that RESOLOY® is highly biocompatible. The results of the published study demonstrate the high degree of safety and efficacy of the alloy.

The study was published here on January 1, 2021 by the scientific publisher John Wiley & Sons.

After more than 15 years of development, the unique RESOLOY® alloy is ready for implants. MeKo manufactures scaffolds and other implants, which completely dissolve in the body when the healing is done. The first customer products are in the test phase.

More information about RESOLOY®

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