Exploring the: Medical Machining Zone
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Advances in Swiss-Type Technology
R&D efforts in recent years have led to higher efficiencies, increased agility and expanded capabilities for shops performing Swiss-type turning.
Filling Bins While the Building is Empty
Over the past decade, technology has advanced to the point that lights-out machining is more seamless than ever before, with built-in safety systems and even the ability to switch from one part to another in the middle of the night.
Multitasking Offers Medical Benefits
This shop uses a bar-fed turn-mill with a B-axis milling spindle and custom workholding strategies to more competitively machine components complete for low-margin medical devices.
Process Control in the Medical Shop
For this shop, successful delivery of medical and dental components is about proper process and machine tools that can handle the job.
Meeting Microgrinding Challenges
A technology for microgrinding reminiscent of Swiss-type machines' sliding headstocks can handle higher length-to-diameter ratios in the grinding of medical guidewires and other long, skinny parts.
A Harder Surface for Stainless Steel
When it comes to hardening finished parts, the more control you have over the process, the better the results will be.
Making it in Medical
Here are the challenges that modern medical machine shops face and how they have helped shape this shop in particular.
Femtosecond Laser Processing in the Medical Device Industry
Recent advances in the laser technology have brought improved capabilities for precision machining—no thermal effects and minimal post processing.
Armed for Accuracy
Portable metrology arms provide many benefits, as do standard CMMs, but how do these devices differ from each other? This company relies on both and describes the applications for which these technologies are particularly well-suited.
Medical Shapes a Shop
Medical job and contract shops face challenges—some unique to the market they serve—that push them to become more efficient. Learn about the efforts this shop has made to clear the hurdles it has encountered along the way.