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Published: 6/23/2011

Lighted Workstop Verifies Part Location
Electrifying the work allows a light to indicate whether the setup is correct. The simple solution turned into a standard product for this shop.

Published: 11/12/2010

Recognizing the Swiss Advantage
A growing number of job shops have realized that multifunction Swiss-type lathes can make them more competitive. This Ohio shop explains how and why it integrated its first Swiss-types and shares some of what it has learned along the way.

Published: 9/27/2010

From Image to Implant
Demo shows custom implant made on commodity-level machine.

Published: 8/24/2010

Single Pass Honing System with Automatic Tool Wear Compensation
Single pass honing, also referred to as diamond bore sizing, is a good way to produce parts economically when the bore is small or has thin-walled members that need to be honed.

Published: 2/26/2010

Passivation of Stainless Steel Parts: The Recipe for Success
Passivation—the process for making stainless steel parts more corrosion-resistant—is affected by how well the part is cleaned. It’s also affected by the choice of acid. Nitric or citric?

Published: 1/18/2010

It Takes Firm Resolution To Master The Micro
This shop’s experience of successfully machining a micro aneurysm clip in silicon nitride ceramic points out the need to have CAD, CAM and CNC capability at high resolution—plus the commitment to pull it all together.

Published: 12/28/2009

Qualifying for Medical Work: Advice from a da Vinci Shop
 Swiss shop with heavy medical experience shares how to get and keep medical customers.

Published: 11/18/2009

Micro-Drilling Calls for Considerations
“Tiny” usually comes to mind when the term “micro” is used. So it is easy to assume that micromachining equates to very small parts found in the medical and electronics manufacturing industries.

Published: 6/2/2009

See The Tool's Value Instead Of Its Cost
This company is embracing high-performance tooling on its turning centers. The "sticker shock" is no reason not to do this. In one case, though, the shop found a way to limit the cost of the tool and increase productivity at the same time.

Published: 12/12/2008

Bringing It All Together
Shops that serve medical instrument and implant manufacturers face special challenges. Their customers typically want precisely machined parts plus the extras such as finishing, marking, assembly and expert handling of the regulatory paperwork. That...