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Medical Metrology Advances

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

2/1/2016

Devices manufactured for the medical community have always presented unique challenges. Medical devices tend to be small and intricate, human compatible, and need to follow strict regulatory guidelines. Adding to the challenge today is that demand for these devices is growing, as are pressures to make the devices in the most cost-effective manner. “We are seeing two trends in medical device manufacturing right now,” said Jeff Petersen, vice president, sales for Fowler Precision (Newton, MA). Full Article

Medical Implants: The Cost of Failure



John McCloy, Founder, Engineered Assurance

1/14/2016

Clearly implants have improved the quality of life for millions. But when these devices fail or pose health hazards, the ramifications can be disastrous for the recipient and manufacturer alike.The founder of Engineered Assurance is an expert litigation witness who has been called on to perform a variety of tests to pinpoint areas directly and indirectly contributing to medical implant failure.  Full Article

Flexible Flow at ConMed Orthopedics



Edited by Senior Editor Michael Anderson from information provided by Mazak

11/11/2015

Constant innovation is the life force behind business success at ConMed Orthopedics in Largo, FL. The company specializes in medical devices for orthopedic, arthroscopic and laparoscopic surgery. ConMed Largo currently manufactures about 4300 different part catalog numbers and introduces many innovative new products per year. Competition is tough, and ConMed must continuously boost efficiency and shorten product development lead times to get its innovations to market as quickly as possible. Full Article

Panel: Industry, Regulatory Barriers May Hold Back Medical 3D Printing



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

9/30/2015

Industry and regulatory inertia may hold back widespread adoption of medical 3D printing, panel members at the Rapid Canada conference said today. Full Article

How Medtronic in Mexico Ran (Nitinol) Rings around Competitors



Senior Editor Michael Anderson

9/18/2015

In his WESTEC Keynote, Medtronic VP Mexico Operations Gerardo de la Concha described how a uniquely empowered task force was able to develop an endovascular Nitinol ring at a fraction of the old cost. Full Article

Michelin Group and Fives Join Forces To Become a Major Metal 3D Printing Player



PRESS RELEASE - Fives

9/14/2015

Michelin and Fives today announced the creation of a joint venture aimed at developing and marketing industrial machines and production shops on a global scale via metal additive manufacturing technology commonly known as metal 3D printing. Full Article

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