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Published: 8/29/2018

Medical Grows as Its End Market Slows
While the baby-boom generation inexorably falls apart, bone screws, plates, rods, artificial joints and less-invasive surgical fixes indicate a bright future for manufacturers of the parts needed to help keep “Humpty” together. The ...

Published: 2/1/2018

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.

Published: 11/20/2017

First-Class Manufacturing with Additive
Close attention to detail and automation of key processes is helping this shop earn its place as a leader in the 3D printing industry.

Published: 2/1/2017

Medical Shop Demonstrates How To Manage Risk for ISO
The new ISO 9001:2015 standard emphasizes risk assessment. Medical shops like Protomatic with ISO 13485 certification already manage this.

Published: 11/18/2016

Advances in Swiss-Type Technology
R&D efforts in recent years have led to higher efficiencies, increased agility and expanded capabilities for shops performing Swiss-type turning.

Published: 10/14/2016

Filling Bins While the Building is Empty
Over the past decade, technology has advanced to the point that lights-out machining is more seamless than ever before, with built-in safety systems and even the ability to switch from one part to another in the middle of the night.

Published: 5/1/2016

Multitasking Offers Medical Benefits
This shop uses a bar-fed turn-mill with a B-axis milling spindle and custom workholding strategies to more competitively machine components complete for low-margin medical devices.

Published: 1/15/2016

Process Control in the Medical Shop
For this shop, successful delivery of medical and dental components is about proper process and machine tools that can handle the job.

Published: 1/1/2016

Meeting Microgrinding Challenges
A technology for microgrinding reminiscent of Swiss-type machines' sliding headstocks can handle higher length-to-diameter ratios in the grinding of medical guidewires and other long, skinny parts.

Published: 12/1/2015

A Harder Surface for Stainless Steel
When it comes to hardening finished parts, the more control you have over the process, the better the results will be.