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"We are very satisfied with the 3.5mm and 4.0mm taps and drills. The dimensions were within our spec limits and the individual values were repeatable between parts."
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-MN, COO

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Welcome to Orchid

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions is a worldwide leader of medical device outsourcing services, providing expertise to partners in more than 20 countries with a wide-ranging offer, from design and development through finished goods manufacturing. One of Orchid’s goal is to be the market leader and our customers’ strategic partner by providing reliable results, developing new technologies and being the best total supply chain value in the industry.

The company offers a broad array of services and capabilities for orthopedic and medical device development and manufacturing. Not only is Orchid a world leading Supply Chain provider, but we are taking the role of Strategic Partner to new levels:

  • Turnkey Solutions, from Design to Launch – We can provide you a complete finished product already in the package.
  • Orchid Insourcing – We have the structure to bring customer specialized manufacturing processes in-house to tie the value streams together.
  • Dual Source for Supply Diversity and Business Continuity – Orchid has multiple facilities for many of its capabilities, ensuring an uninterrupted supply chain and risk mitigation.
  • Supplier Consolidation Program – We have the resources to manage your supply chain for you whether it is working with your other vendors or managing all of them for you.

Headquartered in Holt, Michigan, Orchid is a global company with more than 1,500 skilled employees in major markets around the world. With experience in joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, craniomaxillofacial, orthobiologics, dental, cardiovascular and general surgical devices, Orchid has the expertise to bring a quality product to market with speed and precision. The company provides unparalleled customer service with innovative solutions in the following technologies:

  • Advanced Machining Technologies
  • Forging and Investment Casting
  • Complex Instrument Manufacture
  • Cutting Instrument Manufacture
  • Plastics Technology
  • Bone In-growth Coatings

With an ISO 13485:2003 certified quality system designed to ensure reliable results, Orchid is committed to meeting and exceeding our customers’ requirements.

Latest blog post

Maximum and Least Material Condition Explained

Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

People are often confused by the terms Maximum Material Condition and Least Material Condition in GD&T and, therefore, get some anxiety when they see all those little M’s and L’s in circles on a print. People learn that Maximum Material Conditional occurs when a feature weighs the most or has the most mass and Least Material Condition has the least mass. This sounds simple when you think of something like the diameter of a pin. The largest allowable size for the diameter of the pin would cause the pin to weigh the most and, therefore, be the Maximum Material Condition. It starts to get confusing when you look at holes and realize that it’s the smallest allowable hole that would have the most mass. So, sometimes the largest allowable dimension is the Maximum Material Condition and sometimes the smallest one is. What’s up with that? We don’t care how much the part weighs, just if the parts meet the print.  

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