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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.

Published: 2/23/2017

Parts Cleaning Expo Coming to Columbus in April
Join us at PCx for sessions presented by leading parts cleaning experts from around the world on the latest parts cleaning technologies, chemistries, and equipment during PMTS this spring.