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Published: 5/24/2018

Grinding Cell Automates, Consolidates Surgical Shaver Machining
Pre- and post-grind inspection stations and the right centerless machine enable this robot-tended medical manufacturing process to correct itself. 

Published: 3/24/2018

End-to-End Medical Manufacturing, Starting with Additive
The March 2018 issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine highlights a medical manufacturing process that begins with electron beam melting (EBM) additive manufacturing. 

Published: 2/27/2018

Technologies for More Effective Medical Component Manufacturing Seen at MD&M West 2018
Advancements in 3D printing, automation and inspection technologies were prominent at this year's Medical Design and Manufacturing West show.

Published: 11/30/2017

Laser Lathes Consolidate Medical Manufacturing
Laser cutting and welding capability can make Swiss-type lathes an ideal complement to equipment that hasn’t traditionally shared space with production machinery.  

Published: 9/18/2017

Additive Manufactured Fixation Plates Better Match Patient's Jaw Bone
A combination of selective laser melting and NiTi material enabled the creation of plates matched to both the shape and stiffness of natural bone.

Published: 5/18/2017

Turret Added to Five-Axis Bar-Fed Milling Machine
This bar-fed mill features a nine-station turret in addition to a five-axis milling spindle. That way, turning can be performed on the bar while the milling spindle performs backworking on a parted-off workpiece.

Published: 4/24/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: April 2017
Sandvik Coromant opens a special automotive engineering project and training site, Stratasys launches an additive manufacturing consulting service, and other industry news.

Published: 4/14/2017

ISO Changes: Managing Risk
The new ISO 9001:2015 standard emphasizes risk assessment. Medical shops with ISO 13485 certification already manage this.

Published: 4/13/2017

Advanced Material in Additive Manufacturing Produces Better Spinal Implant
A highly porous alloy makes it possible to build an implant that more closely imitates the structure of natural bone.

Published: 2/27/2017

Lathes Use Low-Frequency Vibration to Avoid Chip Problems
The popular Citizen Cincom L20 sliding-headstock lathes from Marubeni are now available with low-frequency vibration (LFV). LFV is said to avoid the problem of spiraling chips, chip entanglement and built-up edges.