Development of Micro Forceps and Implementation for Medical Apparatus
Yusuke Hashimoto*, Makoto Nokata*, Hiroshi Kitou**,
Yoshimitsu Kankawa**, and Kei Ameyama*
*Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan
Laparoscopic forceps and catheters enabling minimally invasive surgery (MIS) require microscopic tools. The microforceps we designed using a minimum number of parts use metal injection molding (MIM) to realize strong mass production. Microforceps installed in the tip of a catheter. Stress analysis verified its capability to grasp, bend and turn within the confines of a blood vessels model.
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