Our Story

MMT was built to reimagine what medical device manufacturing can be.

We’ve brought together industry leaders in precision technology and process strategy to create a team at the leading edge of automation, with unprecedented integration. Our logo – the mobiüs strip – represents our vision to bring efficiency and ingenuity to everything we do.

Our companies have machines deployed in virtually every med-tech company in the world, giving us unmatched applications expertise. Our proven history and unrivaled install base, along with our vertically integrated approach, allow us to consistently deliver unparalleled quality, precision, and reliability, while increasing yield and throughput.

Read on to discover the stories behind each of our brands below.


A Long History of Innovation

Founded in 1952 by Miner Gleason and Robert Barhorst, Glebar was established to manufacture machine tools based on the principles of centerless grinding. Located in Ramsey in Northern New Jersey, our expertise in manufacturing has supplied our customers with custom solutions incorporating the latest technology, and produced equipment that provides an efficient and controlled manufacturing process.


Over half a century in operation, Glebar has helped customers to drastically improve throughput, while enhancing the quality of their products and the efficiency of their operations. Glebar’s innovations have replaced alternative technologies such as lathes, OD grinders, and Blanchard grinders, with precision, high-volume production turnkey systems. We collaborate with our customers to integrate our systems into their processes, and effectively streamline their production. Over the years, Glebar has designed and manufactured an array of machine tools for its customers: centerless grinders, form grinders, gauging systems dressing machines and other microgrinding systems.


Synergy in Product Integration and Innovation in Technology

SYNEO’s medical manufacturing products and services focus on solving some of the largest manufacturing problems for some of the smallest of minimally-invasive device applications. SYNEO machine, cutting tool, and specialty manufacturing services target the automation of cutting, feeding, slitting, flaring, grinding, skiving, printing, punching, assembly, and hole drilling of device components such as catheters and guide wires as well cutting and coring applications of human tissue.


SYNEO is the product of the 2011 merger of two industry peers – ASG Medical Systems and Technical Innovations – combining medical manufacturing automation and precision hole making expertise into a single entity. SYNEO is a machine automation and tooling services company that is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida USA, with manufacturing locations in Florida and Angleton, Texas and forward-deployed sales and service offices in Galway, Ireland, and Shenzhen, China.


Focused on Catheters for Over 15 Years

CATHTIP’s catheter tipping and hole punching machines, dies, drills and tooling are proudly made in the U.S.A., since 1995. Our catheter specialty manufacturing supports low and high volume runs and is integrated with our engineering and development teams, as well as in-house machine shop, to ensure quality, service and reliability.


Capable of tip forming, flaring or bonding almost all thermo-plastic materials to exacting standards, our catheter tipping machines can be seen producing flashless tips in the cleanrooms of the largest medical device manufacturers, as well as those of small R&D labs, worldwide.

Engineering By Design

Internationally Recognized Precision

Founded in 1985, Engineering By Design (EBD), has successfully developed hundreds of machines and products used in a variety of industries. In fact, EBD has an international presence with machines in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Japan.

Engineering By Design is one of the nation’s premiere machine builders. We serve industries from medical to nuclear, from companies that face extreme environments to companies that demand the highest levels of technology.

As a trusted developer of coil winding machines and patented catheter laminators, EBD leads the industry in both precision and speed, and we are proud to state that our catheter laminators have revolutionized medical production.

R&D Engineering

Streamlining Med Device Manufacturing since 2001

Grinding technology’s leading provider of manufacturing equipment, testing equipment and tooling for the catheter and medical device manufacturers.


R&D Engineering’s Cath-Tech machines are used by many of the world’s largest medical device companies and include catheter reflow, tipping, bonding, flaring, braiding and coiling, swaging, hole forming, pullers, cutters, and balloon manufacturing processes. RDE provides engineering, quality, installation, and automation support services.

MPT Europe

Machines for Catheter & Stent Manufacturers

Founded in 2005, Medical Production Technology Europe (MPT) is a global leader of balloon forming, folding and pleating, thermal bonding, and stent crimping solutions. With a strong background in mechanical engineering and automation, MPT brings a highly valuable, unique insight and know-how to the manufacturing process in the medical market.

Our Commitments to Our Community

No business exists independent of its community and environment. On the contrary, we at MMT recognize our responsibility to society as a whole. We seek to embrace and honor differences within our sphere of influence and minimize any negative impact on the environment. In this way, we aspire to meet the challenges of tomorrow with the relentless pursuit of excellence today.