Medical Machining

Does Asia's Low-Cost Manufacturing Option Still Make Sense?

As U.S.-based companies try to stay ahead of COVID-19, global supply chains are under renewed scrutiny. Are uncertainties and delays caused by global crises worth the short-term cost savings?

Rotary Broaching: Making Hard Materials Look Easy

Rotary broaches manufactured with a proprietary hardening process can cut material as hard as 50 HRC with minimal tool wear, improving the production process for medical screws and other components.

Swiss-Type Lathe Helps Medical Shop Achieve Higher Precision

After a new Swiss-type lathe exceeded company management’s expectations in terms of both performance and efficiency, the lathe is now included in plans for future applications.  

When a Swiss-Type Is a Lathe and a Five-Axis Mill

Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

Artificial Femur Demonstrates Multitasking Machining

A part showcased at a recent industry event is based on a 3D scan of a real bone.

Methods Commits to Medical with New Tech Center

The company says the facility is well-positioned to fill healthy demand for CNC machining equipment, service and support among medical manufacturers in the southern United States.

Grinding Cell Automates, Consolidates Surgical Shaver Machining

Pre- and post-grind inspection stations and the right centerless machine enable this robot-tended medical manufacturing process to correct itself. 

End-to-End Medical Manufacturing, Starting with Additive

The March 2018 issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine highlights a medical manufacturing process that begins with electron beam melting (EBM) additive manufacturing. 

Technologies for More Effective Medical Component Manufacturing Seen at MD&M West 2018

Advancements in 3D printing, automation and inspection technologies were prominent at this year's Medical Design and Manufacturing West show.

Mazak Appoints General Manager to Northeast Region

Jim Rutan is tasked with managing Mazak’s sales and applications team in a booming region.

Milling Cutters Reduce Need for Polishing in Medical Machining

Seco Tools has introduced a cutting tool line designed for machining medical knee implants.

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.

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