Archive for the ‘Metal Fabrication’ Category

Fort Wayne Metal’s Microstructure Refinement Technique for Implantables Earns Trademark Registration

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

[caption id="attachment_23945" align="alignleft" width="175" caption="Metal before NDR treatment. Click to enlarge."][/caption] Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corp. has gained trademark registration for its Nanograin Damage Resistant (NDR) material refinement process. The technique was developed to maintain fatigue strength in small-diameter wires used in critical implant applications. Engineering adequate strength into wire ...

Your Prosthetic Ear Will Be Ready Shortly

Monday, June 6th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_23161" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="A bone rasp fabricated by direct metal laser sintering."][/caption] Mass production and customisation may seem mutually exclusive, but fortunately for patients in the market for orthopaedic and prosthetic products, the twain shall meet. Additive manufacturing techniques, and specifically direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) systems, offer mass customisation ...

Precision Pays for Swiss Machining Company

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

[caption id="attachment_14704" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Thierry Guillaume-Gentil, founder and CEO of MTG."][/caption] Swiss precision has its rewards. For MTG, a supplier of metal fabrication services to dental and medtech customers based in Brügg, Switzerland, that comes down to 20% year-on-year growth since it was founded in 1998. The company is profiled in ...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Die Cutting

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

I received a call late last week from a charming woman by the name of Samantha Ciccone, asking if we could help her spread the word about a die-cutting blog that she is handling. How do you say no to someone named Ciccone? Sponsored by Cut Smart Manufacturing, a supplier of ...

IncisionTech Expands Machining Services

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

IncisionTech has moved into a new production facility in Cranston, Rhode Island, USA, more than doubling production capacity. The company, which supplies contract services to the global med-tech industry, made the announcement on 20 February.

Sandvik Forges Ahead with Direct Metal Laser Sintering

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

In an effort to further strengthen its strategic partnerships with medical technology companies and help them to gain a competitive advantage, Sandvik MedTech has invested in a direct metal laser sintering machine (DMLS) from EOS. This will allow the company to shrink development time in creating working prototypes. Sandvik is ...

Twister Takes Neurovascular Wards by Storm

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

It's not what you think (and there is no nudity involved), but don't stop reading just because of that. The Twister in question is a guidewire technology developed by Brivant (Galway, Ireland). Market feedback has been exceptionally encouraging, according to the company, which launched the product at the TCT conference ...

Acid-Free Process Removes Oxide from NiTi Wire

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Recently introduced nickel-titanium wire does not rely on Hf acid solutions, which can make the product brittle, or costly mechanical polishing for oxide removal. Moreover, the exclusive one-step process results in a remarkably smooth and shiny surface, according to Johnson Matthey (Royston, Herts, UK). "Aesthetics are very important in a surgical ...