3/2/2018

Adding Medical Machining to Your Catalog

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The article “Moving into Medical Machining” looks at a machine shop that cut its teeth in aerospace parts manufacturing and is transitioning to medical manufacturing.

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man working inside Swiss machine

This Marubeni Citizen machine is set up to run unmanned for most of the second shift and lights out mode over the weekend, producing parts for the shop’s medical customers.    

The article “Moving into Medical Machining” looks at a machine shop that cut its teeth in aerospace parts manufacturing and is transitioning to medical manufacturing. The transition from aerospace to medical industries is more complementary than one might think.

Many of the requirements of the aerospace industry in terms of quality, traceability and strict documentation are similar to those required in medical machining. If the in-house capability for compliance is in place for aerospace, it is relatively easy to transition to the medical industry requirements.

In addition, much of the machining demands are similar. Both industries use exotic material for some parts and the machining often requires multi-axis capability and the programming needed to generate the tool path for it.

If a shop is looking to grow its machining niche from aerospace to medical, JC Machine Inc.’s experience in making the transition may be of interest. Read the article here

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