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Get Better Before You Get Bigger

Rather than making a major new machine tool purchase just yet, this shop is finding additional capacity on the equipment it already has. What once was a vertical machining center will become a flexible automated production center for unattended mach...


Successfully Feeding The Medical Market

This medical shop has adopted five-axis, bar-fed machining technology to adapt to compressed delivery schedules and increasingly complex part geometries.


A Quick Look At PEEK Machining

The use of PEEK polymer for medical implant devices is on the rise. A supplier of this material offers cutting tool tips for shops that may soon add PEEK machining to their list of capabilities.


Boning Up On Thread Whirling's Advantages

Thread whirling attachments installed on this bone screw maker's Swiss screw machines prove to be just the right prescription for the company's mix of screw sizes and run quantities.


Korea Shows It Can

Machine tool builders in Korea have been playing a catch-up game for the past decade. A review of current developments in machine tool technology indicates that Korea is rapidly pulling up with manufacturers in Japan, Europe and the United States. ...


Strong Medicine For Growth

A New Jersey shop that specializes in medical work combines the latest hardware with innovative software to gain a competitive edge.


Merging Functions For Better Efficiency

By eliminating extra steps, a multi-process machine enables a medical manufacturer to streamline its production time and conserve shop space.


Building 3D Machining Knowledge Into CAM

This supplier has turned the complex 3D machining of custom orthopedic implants into a single "standard" process through the use of knowledge-based machining technology.


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