12/1/2010

CAD/CAM/CNC Process Chain for Medical Part Manufacturing

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Siemens has created CNC solutions designed specifically for the medical industry.

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Siemens has created CNC solutions designed specifically for the medical industry. These feature the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC, the Sinamics S120 drive system and high performance motors enable machine tool users to create CAD/CAM data with NX CAM, as well as a system platform for high-speed cutting.

Medical part manufacturing is, first and foremost, based upon perfected cutting technologies. The manufacture of medical implants and prostheses requires, above all, high-precision machining with a short machining time that must produce perfect surfaces. Such high-precision, high-speed cutting is based on an integrated, high-performance CNC solution. This covers the creation of CAD/CAM data, straightforward programming, set up on the CNC, suitable probes and high precision milling with innovative tools.

The company’s solutions for high speed cutting have correspondingly high spindle speeds and feed rates. These features are essential for the manufacturing of high-quality medical products, such as tooth and bone implants, bone screws and hip prostheses. The interactions between its many and varied functions enables Sinumerik to be adapted flexibly to meet the changing demands of CNC production. These functions include the exact measurement and calibration of multi-axes kinematics and the coupled motion of the tool orientation.
 

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