Weekly Update 10/11/2007

Weekly Update 10/11/2007

October 11, 2007

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Medical News

A Healthy Switch
Thinking of taking on some medical work? Get some free advice from a shop that successfully migrated into that growing market. Also, find out what type of machine tool is practically a must for the medical market.

Grinder Cuts Cycle Times To the Bone
Grinding machines have the potential to reduce lead times from weeks to days compared to milling operations to produce medical bone rasps. Read how one shop used grinding to cut its production time.

Precious Machining
While the increasing demand for platinum in the medical field is saving lives, the same increase in demand for the precious metal spells machining headaches for medical-device-component manufactures. EDM is the cure.

Borescopes Provide Insight To Burr Problem
Need to inspect medical parts that often have burrs and other defects that go undetected by the naked eye? A special borescope system could make the job a whole lot easier.


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American Machinist Machine Shop Workshop 2007


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    Practical Machinist Metalworking Forum

    Why Rope?
    An interesting history.

    Time to Fire Up the Forklift
    Winter is not such a distant memory.

    Bethlehem Steel Aerial Photos
    All of the structures in the photo are slated for preservation.

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