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Published: 1/20/2019

Big Changes for the Medical Device Industry
The medical device industry is poised for tremendous growth. Suppliers should be prepared to adapt to the changing needs of their customers.

Published: 1/20/2019

Dry Swiss Machining in Medical
Continuing to build its reputation for creative solutions, this multi-faceted medical device component manufacturer took its Swiss machining operations to a new level to meet a customer’s market demands.

Published: 1/20/2019

Medical’s Mystique
Medical manufacturing is a challenging topic to cover because of the proprietary nature of so many of the products. But the technology involved and its impact on people make it exciting.

Published: 8/29/2018

Medical Grows as Its End Market Slows
While the baby-boom generation inexorably falls apart, bone screws, plates, rods, artificial joints and less-invasive surgical fixes indicate a bright future for manufacturers of the parts needed to help keep “Humpty” together. The ...

Published: 2/1/2018

The Value of PVD Coatings for Medical Devices
Applying a PVD coating to medical devices can offer both aesthetic and functional advantages. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Published: 11/20/2017

First-Class Manufacturing with Additive
Close attention to detail and automation of key processes is helping this shop earn its place as a leader in the 3D printing industry.

Published: 2/1/2017

Medical Shop Demonstrates How To Manage Risk for ISO
The new ISO 9001:2015 standard emphasizes risk assessment. Medical shops like Protomatic with ISO 13485 certification already manage this.

Published: 11/18/2016

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.

Published: 10/14/2016

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.

Published: 5/1/2016

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.