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Published: 11/2/2006

Under One Roof
In bringing multiple manufacturing processes in-house, this medical shop parallels its customers' efforts to be one-stop sources for hospital equipment.

Published: 5/3/2006

Machining’s Role In Making Cancer "History"
A machine shop in a new cancer treatment center produces components to precisely guide proton radiation to eliminate its target—cancerous tumors.

Published: 5/3/2006

From Donor To Shop To Surgery
This Florida shop machines bone to make surgical implants.

Published: 3/22/2006

Are You Medical OEM Material?
As the baby-boomer generation inexorably falls apart, screws, plates, rods and less invasive surgical tools are increasingly available to put "humpty" back together again. A question for many precision part makers is, "How do I get into the medical ...

Published: 10/25/2005

Software Meets Shop's Multitasking Machine Programming Needs
Structure Medical is not new to the medical supply industry; it is a spin-off of a company called Inovo, which is a manufacturer of oxygen regulators used in hospitals, nursing homes and the like. Inovo’s principals had been looking for growth oppor...

Published: 10/25/2005

Forming Hex Holes For Bone Screws
Close tolerances and quality surface finish are critical in successful medical machining. To meet such requirements in broaching titanium and stainless steel bone screws, with machined depths ranging anywhere between 0.080 and 0.150 inches, Hassay S...

Published: 9/12/2005

Adapting To A Continuously Changing Medical Market
This shop has made incremental changes to its manufacturing processes to meet the changing needs of its medical customers.

Published: 7/14/2005

Rotary Broaching 101
 There continues to be new ways of driving fasteners into the materials they are intended to hold together.

Published: 7/14/2005

Thread Whirling On The Subspindle
The screw machine industry, not surprisingly, started out making screws. Then, screw machines were used to make almost everything but screws—electrical components, aerospace fasteners, plumbing connections and thousands of other kinds of parts.

Published: 5/16/2005

Machining Centers Reconsidered
A stable customer relationship gave this shop the chance to fundamentally change its equipment.

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