Micro Grinder

Glebar, Ramsey, NJ, has launched a new micro grinder. The CAM.3 can accurately grind lengths ranging from 0.005 to 0.375 in.in diameter. The 16 in. grinding wheel is mounted on a servo spindle with robust ABEC 7 spindle bearings with a capability of reaching over 20,944 surface feet. It can be fitted with a 6 axis robot, within the enclosure, providing additional axis and automated capabilities. The work head can also be tilted up to 5° to grind sharp corners and true threads.

The grinder is ideal for applications such as medical guidewires with flats, multiple tapers, hex shapes, and other complex geometries.

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Laser Marking Workstation

Amada Myachi America, Monrovia, CA, offers a laser marking workstation integrated with a picosecond laser.

The WL-300A Laser Workstation is particularly well suited for black, corrosion-resistant laser marking of stainless steel medical tools and devices.

System options include an XY table, rotary stage, cover gas module, fume extraction, bar code reader, and camera systems to tailor the machine to specific processing needs.

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Machining Center

Methods Machine Tools, Sudbury, MA, has introduced a simultaneous 5-axis bridge-type machining center. Due to the FANUC 31i-MB5 control, the MB 450U machine can perform full 5-axis precision machining of challenging parts, significantly reducing the need for multiple setups. The FANUC 31i-MB5 control has a 15 in. color display and includes a range of standard features, including a 2 GB data server, Manual Guide I, AICC II 600 Block Look Ahead, 1 MB of NC memory, and 0.4 ms block processing time.

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Machining Capabilities

Guill Tool & Engineering, West Warwick, RI, offers medical machining and fabricating manufacturing services. As part of this new medical machining program, the company offers 5-axis machining centers, high precision machining, and full wire EDM capabilities with a 0.008 in. hole popper. The machines are designed for machining super alloys and exotic metals to close tolerances. Precision CNC turning is offered for quicker production that meets rigorous standards, regardless of the complexity of the parts.

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