Medical Machining is in the Family

This article is a profile of how MDI’s family has managed the business through good and bad times by keeping up with technologies that deliver results and expanding into new areas to help them make what they make better.

Two Citizen seven-axis CNC Swiss-type machines

At the heart of MDI’s capability is a bank of Citizen seven-axis CNC Swiss-type machines.

The company featured in the article “Bitten by the Bug” is an example of how precision machining can become the tie that binds. Many of the shops involved in the manufacture of precision machined parts for the medical and numerous other industries are family or once were family businesses.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where Medical Device and Implants (MDI) is located, has a long history of entrepreneurial spirit especially when it comes to manufacturing. The famous Conestoga wagons, which carried pioneers across the continent in the 19th century, are products of Lancaster and its environs.

Production of products, like the wagons (high-tech for their day), has morphed into shops that manufacture high-tech products for the 21st century. This article is a profile of how MDI’s family has managed the business through good and bad times by keeping up with technologies that deliver results and expanding into new areas to help them make what they make better.