Swiss shop with heavy medical experience shares how to get and keep medical customers.
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.
.decimal Inc. needed to efficiently manufacture medical devices. Mazak's VCU 400A 5X machines met the company's need to precisely and reliably make devices quickly.
Additive manufacturing made it possible to cost-effectively produce a medical device to help surgeons in ACL repair and replacement surgery.
Even if additive manufacturing and medical devices are not yet on your radar, this information may be useful in strategic planning for cleaning complex parts.
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.
For this shop, successful delivery of medical and dental components is about proper process and machine tools that can handle the job.