Osteoporosis Pencil Ratchet
ASCO Sintering Co. manufactures stainless steel ratchets. The ratchet serves as an indexing component in an at home prescription drug delivery system.
Each tooth represents the daily dose of a prescription osteoporosis medication.
With density of 6.5 gr/cc and UTS of 41Ksi, ASCO’s 316 stainless steel ratchet replaced a nylon version that did not have adequate mechanical properties.
ASCO uses a combination of unique tool design, robotic material handling and tightly controlled processing to economically manufacture this critical component which most would consider a more expensive MIM part.