Medical

An Unusual Machine for an Unusual Time: Mazak Helps AquiSense Fight COVID-19 with PearlSurface

When a company that specializes in rendering viruses and pathogens harmless via UV light looked to produce a portable disinfection device, it turned to its neighbor Mazak to move from design into production.

Manufacturing Touches Lives, Now More Than Ever

History shows that crises like the coronavirus pandemic can produce exceptional human efforts on a global scale. Is your shop participating?

For 3D Printed Implant Maker, CNC Machining Is Capacity Constraint

Additive manufacturing is realizing its promise for scale production during the coronavirus period, but machining is an essential downstream capacity need that has to be expanded to keep up.

CAD/CAM Software Helps Shops Shift to Coronavirus Work

A sampling of CNC machine shops serving a variety of industries have this in common: They are using Mastercam CAD/CAM software to shift their focus and quickly produce medical supplies necessary to aid in responding to the coronavirus.

High-Energy Barrel Finishers Efficiently Deburr Complex Parts

Mass Finishing Inc. has developed high-energy barrel finishers that automate the process of deburring complex parts, saving time and eliminating the need to deburr parts by hand.

Outside-In: Why This CNC Machine Shop is Adding Finishing Processes

Since being announced as a Top Shop in 2014, Complexus Medical has steadily grown while bringing some previously outsourced processes in-house for lower manufacturing costs and faster lead times.

Additive Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus — how my journey began.

Team Thinking Helps Donson Machine with Nickel Alloy Ventilator Part Production

This shop has taken unusual steps to draw on its strengths as a well-equipped machining facility with a skilled workforce to match.

Aerospace Machine Shop Uses Past Prototype for Quick Ventilator Part Turnaround

Win-Tech Inc. is one of the many manufacturing facilities shifting focus to fulfill urgent medical needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Shop Starts Work on Custom Drill for Ventilators Before Purchase Order Came

When this Indiana toolmaker saw an order for cutting tools to make ventilators for coronavirus patients, his workers started grinding before the customer officially hired them.

Inovatools' Curvemax Curve-Segment Mill Improves Finishing of Medical Implants

The Curvemax curve-segment mill from Inovatools features geometries that permit larger path distances and line jumps during pre-finishing and finishing.

Aerospace Supplier Shifts to Tight-Tolerance Ventilator Parts: "We Weren't in This Business Two Weeks Ago"

Skilled Manufacturing Inc. is running seven days a week to produce ventilator parts that will help healthcare workers battle the coronavirus.

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