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Fabricating Components . . . Rapidly

October 10, 2006 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device manufacturers require device components to be produced quickly to ensure their products are available to the marketplace as soon as possible. However, quality cannot be sacrificed in this effort. Rapid prototype tooling is a unique option that satisfies both of these two criteria.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

Metal Helps Give Patients Sweet Dreams

October 9, 2006 12:31 pm | Product Releases | Comments

When Airway Management Inc. wanted to improve its flagship product, the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP)—a device for people who suffer from sleep apnea and snoring—it turned to Smith Metal Products for Metal Injection Molding (MIM) and BASF's Catamold feedstock.

LISTED UNDER: Injection Molding | Casting | Metal Injection Molding

Dryers

September 7, 2006 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

A complete line of high-performance, four-bed dryers (HP4-X) are designed specifically for the medical products industry. Because cleanliness is critical in this field, extra precautions have been taken to eliminate contamination from rust or corrosion during the drying process.

LISTED UNDER: Molding Equipment
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Blender

September 7, 2006 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

While the MicroPlus blender accommodates processing machine throughputs of 100 to 350 pounds per hour instead of the 100-pound maximum of the widely used MicroBlender, it provides the same user-friendly features for reducing downtime during color or job changeovers.

LISTED UNDER: Molding Equipment | Flow

The Art and Science of Rapid Prototyping

September 5, 2006 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Speed is the name of the game in getting a product to market before the competition. One technique medical device manufacturers are employing to help achieve faster design cycles for their products is rapid prototyping.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

Choosing a Vent Membrane for a Medical Device

September 5, 2006 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hydrophobic polymeric membranes are widely used in medical devices to sterilize gases which pass through them or to provide sterile barriers between the atmosphere and device interiors.

LISTED UNDER: PTFE | Insert Molding | Micro Molding

Machining Software

August 8, 2006 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vericut 6.0 CNC machine simulation and optimization software has many features designed to increase the ability of CNC manufacturing engineers to analyze and optimize the entire CNC machining process in order to increase manufacturing efficiency.

LISTED UNDER: Product Design & MFG Software | CNC Machining | CNC Machining

Coated Cutting Tools

August 8, 2006 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The IASR/ASR multi indexable cutting tools utilize inserts coated with JX Coating&#151a PVD coating that incorporates particles with enhanced self-lubricating characteristics. Lubricity as well as hardness, heat-resistance, and chipping resistance are vastly improved over previous coatings.

LISTED UNDER: Machining Equipment & Tools
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30-Taper Machining Center

August 8, 2006 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The RoboDrill T-21EL DDR 700 V size vertical machining center is available with a choice of 10,000 or 24,000 rpm spindles and employs a direct-drive indexing system to achieve extremely high positioning and cutting speeds in the fourth axis.

LISTED UNDER: Machining Centers

Milling Chuck

August 8, 2006 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The CT-S Super Tite-Lock Milling Chucks incorporate dual-stage clamping for improved performance in both heavy milling and finish milling.

LISTED UNDER: Machining Equipment & Tools

Round Inserts

August 8, 2006 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A modern approach to turning hip joints is provided with these round inserts. When used for

LISTED UNDER: Machining Equipment & Tools | Casting

CNC Lathes (3309)

August 8, 2006 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To continue driving down cost per part, a series of lathes that provides milling capability as robust as a machining center was developed.

LISTED UNDER: Machining Equipment & Tools

Cutting Grades

August 8, 2006 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring polished insert faces and cutting edges, AC610M and AC630M grades turn stainless steel and steel with excellent accuracy. Each grade combines advanced substrates and wear resistant Al 2 O 3 and TiCN coatings for longer tool life and increased productivity.

LISTED UNDER: Machining Equipment & Tools

Laser Processing

August 8, 2006 12:51 pm | Avicenna Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The laser processing of PEEK and Hytrel tubing is available. This offering is in addition to the company’s established ability to process another hard polymer, polyimide, and compliments its processing of soft polymers such as Pellethane and Pebax.

LISTED UNDER: Laser Machining

Tool Holder

August 8, 2006 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

This adjustment free rotary broaching tool holder is designed for swiss type machines. Swiss type tools are increasingly popular due to their use in medical applications, such as with orthopedic bone screws and other micro fastener products.

LISTED UNDER: Machining Equipment & Tools

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