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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...

Published: 9/17/2008

Consider Swiss-Types For Medical Opportunities
Adopting the latest machining technologies is key for shops to accurately and repeatably create medical components. Swiss-style lathes offer a good combination of precision and repeatability for these applications thanks in part to their guide-bushi...

Published: 8/28/2008

Software Bridges Gap For Dental Implant Manufacturer
This dental implant manufacturer has found the right combination of technology and personnel to help implement its changing philosophy rooted in the control of its manufacturing processes.

Published: 7/27/2008

Bringing Anodizing In-House
What’s it going to cost? How much space do I need? What environmental hassles will I encounter? How steep is the learning curve? Exactly what is anodizing? Here are answers to preliminary questions shops have about bringing anodizing in-house....

Published: 6/22/2008

Economies Of Scale
Medical implant work is not just small in terms of workpiece sizes. Lot sizes and lead times can also be small when the product is still under development. To compete for implant work, this shop aims to offer cost savings in the face of all of this ...