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Published: 12/20/2010

CAM System Simplifies Swiss-Type Lathe Programming
To reduce setup times, this medical device manufacturer replaced its conventional CNC turning and milling machines with Swiss-type lathes. However, taking full advantage of these complex machines’ capabilities required another investment&mdash...

Published: 2/1/2010

Switching Material Improves Productivity, Bar None
Serving the exacting and specialized requirements of the medical implant industry requires manufacturers to not only use the most precise, state-of-the-art metalworking equipment, but also high quality raw materials, including precision ground bar c...

Published: 3/21/2008

Managers Make Clean Air Top Priority
These shops have made maintaining a clean shopfloor environment a top priority. With Reven Recojet-1 mist separators from Tecnara Tooling Systems, they have been able to do just that with virtually no investment in floor space or time-consuming main...

Published: 12/1/2007

Medical Machining Made Simpler
Medtronic Powered Surgical Solutions produces power surgical motors, tools and attachments. CAM with knowledge-based machining capabilities helps them program low volume, complex parts processed on multi-tasking screw machines.

Published: 5/4/2007

Screw Machine Shop Modernizes As It Moves To Medical
CAD/CAM software has been key for this shop to meet the tight lead times necessary to move into the medical market.

Published: 7/20/2006

New Vises Decrease Part Setup Time
During heavy milling operations, parts tended to creep upward and out of alignment within the vise jaws at this shop in Minnesota. Small chips got imbedded between the part and vise jaws, causing all kinds of problems. The company couldn’t operate i...

Published: 7/14/2005

Medical Machining: Speed And Accuracy Win Orders
To handle the steady flow of incoming orders, this company has prepared itself by building facilities and purchasing equipment that are able to complete its jobs quickly and efficiently.

Published: 2/18/2005

Implanting Productivity
With the new software, programming is done off-line at the company with completed programs being sent to the machine. As result, setup time is reduced because it takes very little to prove out the program at the machine. Before implementing the syst...

Published: 11/1/2003

Vegetable Oil Improves Machining Of Medical Devices
Production management at this shop speculated that many of the materials used and operations performed might benefit from the higher level of lubricity characteristic of vegetable oils. Any consequent additional capacity and tool life would be a plu...

Published: 9/15/2002

Orthodontist Turns To CNC Swiss To Manufacture His Device
This orthodontist decided to take the plunge into CNC Swiss after having difficulty finding job shops with the machining time to make his parts, tiny components that go into an orthodontic appliance.

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