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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. Orchid’s mission 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

Lesson on Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2014

I’ve had the privilege to be involved in GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances) training at Orchid over the last year. I am that rare nerd who enjoys this stuff. GD&T is like learning Klingon in some ways. It makes you feel like an exclusive member of some club that can speak a secret language. The problem is GD&T is supposed to be a universal tool, understood by all those involved in producing mechanical parts – engineering, quoting, manufacturing, inspection and quality. Far too many people learn how to interpret just a few of the symbols that impact their job, but never get an appreciation for the whole system. It’s like learning a few words in Greek and then trying to read a book. It is no wonder why so many people are frustrated. Whenever I teach GD&T, I try to take a step back and give everyone an understanding of why it is an important and powerful tool. 

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