Bodycote announced that its facility in Ipswich, Mass., earned MedAccred accreditation. MedAccred, administered by Performance Review Institute (PRI), is an industry-managed approach to ensuring critical manufacturing process quality throughout the medical-device supply chain. It establishes stringent consensus audit criteria based on industry and specific OEM requirements that ensure compliance and quality. Adherence to these requirements leads to greater process discipline, operational efficiency and ongoing improvement, which results in higher quality and performance.

Bodycote’s Ipswich plant offers heat-treatment services to process and strengthen medical implants, surgical and dental tools, and other medical devices. The plant’s close proximity to Bodycote’s hot isostatic pressing (HIP) facility in Andover, Mass., makes it an ideal source for a complete thermal-processing solution.