4 Ways 3D Printing Is Changing Medical Implants

Additive manufacturing provides new ways of making medical implants, but its impact is greater than this. How 3D printing is changing medical manufacturing and improving patient outcomes. 

Modern Bar Feeds Bring New Life to Automatic Swiss Lathes SPONSORED

Modern Bar Feeds Bring New Life to Automatic Swiss Lathes

Cam-actuated Swiss lathes are still the fastest way to process many parts. By adding modern bar feeders, this shop has dramatically improved their utilization with the ability to work unattended, even in a lights-out environment.

ANCA Introduces Tool Loading System for Medical Drills

ANCA’s dental drill loading kit includes tailored RoboMate pallets for FX machines using a FANUC 200iD robot loader.

YCM Alliance Hits IMTS

YCM Technology has joined with other like-minded machine tool manufacturers to take a solutions-based approach to manufacturing.
#highspeedmachining #imts

Machine-Ready Blanks Help Shops Reduce Setup Time and Scrap

Machine-ready blanks from TCI Precision Metals are designed to help shops shorten setup time and reduce amounts of scrap. These blanks are ready to ship but can also be custom ordered.

View From My Shop, Episode 2: 3D Printing and Postprocessing With Tangible Solutions

Collaboration between Tangible Solutions’ additive and machining departments simplifies their work. Learn more in this episode of The View From My Shop.

Best Practices: Machining Difficult Materials

Cutting hardened steel, titanium and other difficult materials requires picking the right tools, eliminating spindle runout and relying on best practices to achieve tight part tolerances.

Five-Axis and Clever Controls Support Medical Manufacturing

Kern’s Micro Vario and Heidenhain’s TNC 640 control give M5 the precision and accuracy it needs to successfully micromachine medical parts.
#casestudy #micromachining

Increase Profitability 17% with Exporting

This short tutorial will empower you to find the right market for your product, ensure you get paid, and provide resources to get started. (Sponsored)

High-Pressure Coolant System Reduces Cycle Time More Than 6 Hours

A suite of systems from LNS has enabled Velco Tool & Die to reduce cycle times and increase its throughput. 

New Five-Axis Milling Machine, Horizontal Wire EDM for Medical

GF Machining Solutions’ Mikron Mill E 500 U five-axis milling machine and Cut AM 500 horizontal wire EDM are designed to work seamlessly alongside the company’s additive manufacturing systems for complete medical part processing and optimized workflow.

Supply Chain Woes Yield Opportunities for Manufacturers

As companies scramble to build more robust supply chains, manufacturing events are aiming to help North American manufacturers find new opportunities.

Carr Machine & Tool Expands Operations

Carr's new location is a 15,000 square foot high-tech facility in which the company intends to add robotic, inspection and machine technologies.

Vlier's Press-Fit Plungers Have Many Applications

Eastec 2021: Vlier’s plungers have a knurled design, allowing for easy installation into wood, soft plastic, aluminum or stainless steel materials without the need for a screwdriver or wrench.

Transitioning to CNC Swiss-Type Machining? Here’s How One Shop Did It.

The introduction of CNC Swiss-type machines at Deking Screw Products brought a new and highly efficient production method to the business. But it also required learning the distinct differences inherent with Swiss-type machining, and a mindset change for the company’s leaders.

New Machining Centers Improve Moldmaking Workflow

Westminster Tool has shifted the workflow in its moldmaking department to incorporate high-speed five-axis and, as a result, cut lead times and reduce the need for wire EDM. 

Seco Tools Sets Sustainability Goals, Engages in Partnership

Seco partners with Fusion Coolant Systems and sets circular economy goals to promote sustainability

For AM and Machining to Work Together, Let Them Compete

A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.

Starrag Bumotec Enables Single Set-Up Medical Manufacturing

Starrag’s Bumotec s181 and s191 machining centers have given Shanghai Medical Instruments the manufacturing flexibility and speed to maintain a 50% market share in China for medical instruments.

Starting with the End in Mind: An Exit Strategy for Machine Shops

John Shegda and Eric Wilhelm each had different ideas about how they wanted to phase into retirement. The exit strategies for the three successful manufacturing businesses the two men operated included a mix of seeking equity groups, selling the business, or transitioning into an employee stock ownership plan. All it took was a friendly suggestion from a mutual friend to set them on a different path.

Hexagon's Radan Helps Shop Meet Ventilator Production Demand

Hexagon’s Radan CAD/CAM software helped Bolger Engineering meet a massive increase in ventilator part demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why Was This Block 3D Printed? To Help With Machining

This manufacturer making medical implants through additive manufacturing simplifies the machining by 3D printing the workholding fixture along with the parts.

Parker Hannifin Hosting Webinar for Metalworking Customers

Parker Hannifin is presenting a free webinar November 4 from 2-3 p.m. about air quality control in metalworking facilities.