Archive for the ‘Machining’ Category

Dixons Surgical Instruments Invests in Machining Centre and Tooling from System 3R

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Dixons Surgical Instruments (Wickford, United Kingdom), has invested in a vertical machining centre from System 3R (Vällingby, Sweden) to keep up with the increased demand for an orthopaedic ring fixator system for the repair of limb bones. The external Ilizarov stainless steel system is used to lengthen and reshape limb bones, ...

Microdrill Combines Flexibility, Durability and Precision for Medical Manufacturing

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Mikron Tool SA Agno will introduce a microdrill in September that, it believes, will turn a few heads. Combining the flexibility of a high-speed steel drill with the long life and precision of a solid carbide tool, the CrazyDrill Flex tool drills in the 0.1 to 1.2 mm range and ...

Resonetics Awarded US Patent for Laser-Based Micromachining of Conical Surfaces

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_16649" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="This medical balloon has been processed by means of laser microdrilling equipment."][/caption] The US Patent and Trademark Office has allowed one of Resonetics' patent applications directed to laser micromachining of a conical surface. This patent enables the laser-based microdrilling of holes as small as 1 µm in diameter and ...

Femtosecond Laser Is Cut Above Conventional Systems for Precision Medtech Machining

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

The use of femtosecond laser technology in medtech manufacturing applications may be headed for a Gladwellian tipping point thanks to a collaboration between Rofin, which manufactures laser-based systems for industrial materials processing, and Raydiance, a specialist in the development of ultrafast laser technology. Rofin has incorporated a femtosecond laser source ...

Hydraulic-Free Machining Centre Features Small Footprint

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Less is, literally, more when it comes to a new vertical machining centre (VMC) from machine tool builder Mag (Stuttgart, Germany). All hydraulics have been eliminated from the compact and modular NBV system, which features configurations for 3-, 4-, and 5-axis contouring or 5-axis mill/turn work, integrated CAM support, program ...

New Mechanical Microdrilling Technology Targets Catheter Manufacturers

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

[caption id="attachment_10101" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="A mechanical microdrilling technique developed by Hitachi Via Mechanics for high-volume applications enabled the formation of 10,000 100-µm-diam through holes on a 0.5-mm-thick wafer."][/caption] Microdrilling techniques developed by Hitachi Via Mechanics may represent a cost-effective alternative to laser-based drilling of catheters. The technology allows the high-volume production ...

Advanced Machining Know-How for Free

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Makino, a provider of advanced machining technology, broadcast its 100th webinar on 4 June 2009. The company’s free online library of webinars broadcast over the past three years covers a wide variety of machining solutions, including production machining, micromachining, EDM, die mould and automation. "It's really exciting to have shared so ...

The Expanding Business of Laser Micro Machining

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

3D-Micromac AG, a supplier of customised laser micro machining systems, has opened a new research and production facility on the Smart Systems Campus in Chemnitz, Germany. The site is a technology and business park, which offers location synergies through close integration between science, research and industry. Here, the company will ...

ECM System Offers New Approach to Precise Machining of Hard Metals

Monday, May 18th, 2009

An electrochemical machine, developed by Electrosion, overcomes the limitations of the electrochemical machining (ECM) technique, says the company. Until now, ECM has required a large gap between the electrode and the work piece. This gap is needed for electrolyte flushing and makes it virtually impossible to produce fine detail with ...

MEDTEC Live: Haas Expands Travel Boundaries with New Mini Mills

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

A versatile new small-footprint CNC machining centre from Haas Automation (Zaventem, Belgium) has all the features of the manufacturer’s original Mini Mill with extended travel of 510 X 405 X 355 mm, a 100 mm increase per axis. The Mini Mill 2 vertical machining centre features a standard 40-taper spindle ...

CAM Software Offers Sophisticated Toolpath Generation

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

[caption id="attachment_1964" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="The latest version of Planit's CAM software offers improved control of tool overrun for turned parts."][/caption] CAD/CAM specialist Planit has introduced a new version of its computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Known as Edgecam 2009 R1, the software is capable of programming milling, turning, and mill-turn machines. A number ...