Hip and knee joint replacements, heart valves and products related to trauma injuries, such as locking compression plates, are among the products for which Harvey Tool Company, Inc.’s precision carbide tooling are used to produce. Other applications include spinal components, including vertical expandable prosthetic titanium ribs, and Cranio-maxillofacial products, such as flap fix cranial clamps. The aforementioned components are typically fashioned from materials ranging from composites to stainless steels and titanium.
The carbide tooling offered by the company is involved in carrying out machining applications, such as drilling, milling, chamfering, boring and corner rounding. A variety of coatings, from TiAlN to diamond amorphous and CVD diamond, are available for all tools depending on materials to be machined.
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With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.