The Pace of Change in the Medical Device Industry

Oscor Inc., a medical device manufacturer of pacing leads used in connection with pacemakers, has been doing Swiss machining for almost two decades, with the Traub TNL18 sliding/fixed headstock production turning machine adding flexibility with production. 

Turning Machine

The Traub TNL18 sliding/fixed headstock production turning machine adds flexibility with pacing lead production. Change-over from guide bushing to no guide bushing takes minutes.

Oscor Inc. is a successful medical device manufacturer of pacing leads used in connection with pacemakers used to treat cardiac bradyarrhythmias and other coronary disorders. These proprietary lead technologies have sparked the development of new lead systems for a variety of cardiac and non-cardiac (nerve) applications, including catheters and introducers for introducing a drug or other substance into the body.

The company has been doing Swiss machining for nearly two decades, with the Traub TNL18 sliding/fixed headstock production turning machine adding flexibility with pacing lead production. The machine can be quickly changed over to produce precision parts with or without a guide bush for long or short parts, with the extremely long Z-travel distance of the headstock ensuring proper positioning of the main spindle, either for turning with a guide bush or without.

Chris Koepfer writes more about Oscor’s ability to keep up with the pace of change in the medical device industry in PM column, “Manufacturing Medical Devices for Today and Tomorrow.” Read the entire article here.