Automated Deep Drilling for Medical Applications
Eastec 2017: Available from Advanced Machine & Engineering, Tibo Tiefbohrtechnik’s E10 series of deep-drilling machines is designed to offer the precision required for bonescrews and other medical parts.
Available from Advanced Machine & Engineering, Tibo Tiefbohrtechnik’s E10 series of deep-drilling machines is designed to offer the precision required for bonescrews and other medical parts. The machine provides a bore diameter of 2.5 to 5 mm with a drill path of 0.06 mm for drilling depths ranging to 160 mm in titanium alloys (Ti6Al4V) and implant steel 1.4441.
Selected from Tibo’s modular system, the E10’s vertical supply magazine stores 80 workpieces, and a gantry gripper performs loading and unloading for the drilling stations. Process data storage devices integrated into the touchpanel control units help ease setup of varied parts.
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