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Articles tagged "Capabilities"

DSM Expands Dyneema Purity Fiber Portfolio with the Release of Dyneema Purity Radiopaque Fiber

by BONEZONE | September 11, 2014

DSM launched Dyneema Purity® Radiopaque fiber, reportedly the only radiopaque ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene (UHMWPE) medical fiber in the world. Dyneema Purity Radiopaque fiber is designed to support the development of medical devices for use in orthopedic trauma. The fiber contains a ra ... Read more »

Also labeled: product launch, materials

Methods Machine Tools and Yasda Unveil High Precision 5-Axis Machining Center

by BONEZONE | September 08, 2014

Methods Machine Tools has introduced an all-new Methods-YASDA 5-Axis High Precision Automated Vertical Machining Center, the PX30i, designed to offer exceptional quality, flexibility and economy to meet challenging OEM and job shop requirements.  The PX30i offers a turnkey automated machining ... Read more »

Also labeled: machining

LVR Adds Integrated Measurement

by BONEZONE | September 05, 2014

Lakeview Vision & Robotics is pleased to announce that the latest version of its inspection system has added the ability to both measure objects under inspection and report those measurements through exports to Excel for subsequent Gage R&R analysis. This can happen as it inspects, sorts and ... Read more »

Also labeled: inspection

Surgical Frontiers Closes $7 Million Fund

by BONEZONE | August 27, 2014

Surgical Frontiers closed on a US $7MM fund to invest in its incubator focused upon musculoskeletal surgical technology start-ups. Initial funding commitments have been made to 3 portfolio companies addressing foot/ankle, sports medicine and trauma. ... Read more »

Also labeled: funding

DSM Launches Cellular Therapy Development Services

by BONEZONE | August 13, 2014

DSM launched its cellular therapy development services. Cellular therapies use a patient’s own cells to improve healing of an injury or disease. DSM’s expertise lies in the isolation and concentration of autologous cells at the point of care, along with the technologies to deliver these cells in ... Read more »

Medbio Adding Assembly and Packaging Capabilities

by BONEZONE | July 29, 2014

Medbio is expanding its facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, adding 20,000 sq. ft., including a 12,000 sq. ft. clean room for the assembly and packaging of medical devices. Medbio is an ISO 13485:2003 Certified medical contract manufacturer, specializing in custom injection molding and assembly. (Sou ... Read more »

Camstar Manufacturing Launches V6 for Global Process Change Management

by BONEZONE | July 23, 2014

Camstar Systems launched Camstar V6, adding manufacturing process change management capabilities to Camstar’s widely-deployed enterprise manufacturing execution system (MES). The new application, Camstar Change™, enables rapid distribution, review and implementation of change across dispersed ma ... Read more »

Reshoring Products Marked "Made in USA" by Polygon Solutions

by BONEZONE | July 21, 2014

Polygon Solution’s new "Made in USA" broach is a rotary broach with multiple text letters allowing machinists to stamp or mark their part in a lathe or milling machine without removing the part from the machine. Polygon’s rotary broaching system is usually used for making hexagon or square holes ... Read more »

Also labeled: machining

EOS Marks 25 Years with Move to Technology and Customer Centre

by BONEZONE | July 18, 2014

EOS, provider of solutions in Additive Manufacturing, has moved into its new Technology and Customer Centre in the Krailling Innovation Mile (KIM) in Munich. The new facility features floor space of 17,000m and can accommodate an additional 300 employees, while its architectural concept renders the ... Read more »

Also labeled: additive manufacturing

Vulcanium Adds CCM and Stainless Steel Medical Bar to Product Offerings

by BONEZONE | July 16, 2014

Vulcanium Metals has added Cobalt Chrome Moly (CCM) and Stainless Steel Medical Bar grades 304/304L, 316L, Custom 455 and Custom 465 to its materials offered for medical implants and instrumentation. Vulcanium also introduced Ti-6AL-4V ELI Titanium Bar Precision Ground (+/- .0002) 1/4' to 5/8'. Vulc ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, titanium

Riverside Machine & Engineering Announces Expansion/Relocation

by BONEZONE | July 15, 2014

Riverside Machine & Engineering is thrilled to announce that we have recently purchased a 159,000 square foot section of a building located in Eau Clair, Wisconsin, a large expansion from our existing facility of 30,000 square feet and only a short distance away. This new location provides the a ... Read more »

Also labeled: machining

Microcision Expanding Capacity and Efficiency

by BONEZONE | July 15, 2014

Microcision is undergoing a substantial expansion, investing $1.5 million to date in 2014. Additional capacity has been added to highly sophisticated Swiss CNCs, 5-axis milling, inspection equipment and laser engraving. These additions not only increase capacity, but also drive efficiency. Star-S ... Read more »

Also labeled: machining, cnc machining

Millstone Medical Outsourcing Announces Headquarter Expansion

by BONEZONE | July 10, 2014

Millstone Medical Outsourcing will break ground on July 28 to add 40,000 square feet to its headquarter facility in Fall River, Massachusetts. The expansion, expected to be complete in 1Q15, will add 8,000 square feet of class 10,000 clean room to the facility, as well as multiple ultrasonic clean l ... Read more »

Also labeled: outsourcing, millstone medical

Norman Noble Expands Process Development Centers

by BONEZONE | June 27, 2014

Norman Noble has expanded its Process Development Centers (PDCs) as part of a broader facility expansion. The facility expansion enables Norman Noble to support a higher volume of new projects that can be run concurrently. ... Read more »

Also labeled: contract manufacturing

UFP Technologies Expands Medical Manufacturing Operations in Massachusetts

by BONEZONE | June 25, 2014

UFP Technologies, a producer of innovative custom-engineered components, products and specialty packaging, expanded its manufacturing operations in Georgetown, Massachusetts with the addition of a new clean room and high volume production equipment. The new ISO Class 8 (100,000) certified clean room ... Read more »

Also labeled: manufacturing

Boston Centerless Opens Third Distribution Center on the West Coast

by BONEZONE | June 16, 2014

Boston Centerless has opened a third distribution center located in Nevada to better service customers on the West Coast. The new warehouse located in Sparks, just outside of Reno, will provide customers in the western part of the country with materials that are specifically produced for CNC Swiss s ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, cnc machining

Haven Manufacturing Plans Plant Upgrades in Ossian, Indiana

by BONEZONE | June 06, 2014

Haven Manufacturing plans to invest >$2.7MM in new equipment in phases by 2017 for its Ossian, Indiana factory, beginning with three CNC machines. The company expects to create up to 100 jobs in the next three years in response to increased demand from new and existing customers.  Haven, wh ... Read more »

3D Printed Spinal Implants to be Produced By U.K. Dental Lab

by BONEZONE | May 27, 2014

Attenborough Dental in the U.K. plans to transfer its 3D printing technology, currently used to manufacture dental devices, to the field of orthopaedics. The company will initially use its printers and scanners to create custom spinal implants and may add knee and hip implant manufacturing in the fu ... Read more »

Also labeled: spine, implantable, 3D

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Opening New Facility in Tennessee

by BONEZONE | April 15, 2014

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions is opening a $1 million manufacturing facility in Jackson, Tennessee, which will create as many as 40 jobs in the area by the end of 2Q14. The Jackson facility will machine instruments, while finishing, assembly and inspection will be performed in Alabama. Orchid speciali ... Read more »

Fort Wayne Metals Debuts Velocity Sample Kits

by BONEZONE | April 09, 2014

Fort Wayne Metals, a leading manufacturer of wire-based medical materials, introduced Velocity sample kits for several of its key product lines, providing customers the ability to begin the product innovation and development process in four business days or less for shipping addresses within the con ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials

Round2Funding Investment Portal Launches to Connect Investors with Early Stage Healthcare Companies

by BONEZONE | March 25, 2014

MEDTOWN Ventures launched Round2Funding, an invitation-only investment portal directly connecting accredited investors and vetted healthcare companies, to focus on healthcare startups seeking $1 to $5 million in investments and to allow investors to anonymously evaluate these healthcare companies. ... Read more »

Also labeled: angel, funding

LayerWise Metal 3D Printed Devices Used in Pioneering Facial Reconstruction

by BONEZONE | March 25, 2014

LayerWise collaborated with PDR to manufacture "perfect-fit" patient specific 3D printed titanium implants to support a pioneering facial reconstruction procedure. Digital 3D printing technology was able to support successful maintenance of the accuracy of precise medical imaging data, pre-op planni ... Read more »

Also labeled: 3D

Norman Noble Launches NOBLE S.T.E.A.L.T.H. Laser Machining Technology

by BONEZONE | March 24, 2014

Norman Noble announced Noble S.T.E.A.L.T.H. (System To Enable Ablation Laser Technology Haz-Free), an exclusive, athermal laser machining process that supports production of next generation bioabsorbable scaffolds and Nitinol-based micro implant designs that could not previously be manufactured usin ... Read more »

Micron Products Creates Integrated System for Orthopaedic Implant Manufacturing

by BONEZONE | March 12, 2014

To meet growing demand for orthopaedic implants, contract manufacturer Micron Products has created an integrated system for implant manufacturing designed to further innovation, reduce time to market, cut costs and eliminate supply chain breaks. Micron provides OEMs with a blend of tooling capa ... Read more »

Also labeled: contract manufacturing

Vistek Medical Expands Manufacturing Capacity and Capabilities

by BONEZONE | March 11, 2014

Vistek Medical completed its manufacturing capacity and capabilities expansion, including additional 5-Axis milling machines and a new Coordinate Measuring Machine for the Quality lab. The equipment and capabilities expansion will allow up to 20% more output over the next 12 months. Vistek is a ... Read more »

Sites Medical Expanding in Whitley County, Indiana

by BONEZONE | March 04, 2014

Sites Medical plans to expand its operations in Whitley County, Indiana, creating up to 45 new jobs by 2017. The company will invest $1.9 million to lease and equip a facility in Columbia City, expanding its total footprint by ~8,000 square feet. Sites Medical plans to grow its in-house services to ... Read more »

Also labeled: regulatory, development, quality

Lucideon Now Offers Testing and Debris Analysis for Implant Manufacturers

by BONEZONE | March 04, 2014

Lucideon, international provider of materials development, testing and assurance, has added wear testing and debris analysis to its services for orthopaedic implant manufacturers across Europe and the U.S. With the latest AMTI and ProSim wear simulators, Lucideon can perform testing to all parts of ... Read more »

Also labeled: testing

Millstone Medical Outsourcing Launches Oracle Applications

by BONEZONE | February 27, 2014

Millstone Medical Outsourcing has successfully launched version 12.1.3 of Oracle's E-Business Suite application. Its new ERP system comprises inventory and distribution modules as well as a customized portal for customer service, field reps and ordering processes. To further enhance all aspects ... Read more »

Also labeled: millstone medical

Boston Centerless Opens Distribution Center in Minneapolis

by BONEZONE | February 25, 2014

Boston Centerless has opened a distribution facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota to better service customers in the greater Midwest. Delivery time to customers in that area will be reduced by as much as four days. The new facility will stock a variety of sizes and grades of AccuRod.0002 precision grou ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, cnc machining

Pexco Expanding Manufacturing in Mexico

by BONEZONE | February 12, 2014

Pexco, a specialty and medical plastics processing company, is expanding its manufacturing location in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The expansion, designed to support specifically its growing medical division, will include a new building and manufacturing space with a dedicated medical manufac ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, manufacturing

J-Pac Medical: New Name, Expanded Resources to Support Medical Product Innovation

by BONEZONE | February 11, 2014

J-Pac Medical (formerly J-PAC), provider of innovative, high quality market-ready solutions for medical device, diagnostic and life sciences customers, launched its new website, www.j-pacmedical.com, and new J-Pac Medical Innovation Services Group. The company is allocating additional resources to s ... Read more »

Fort Wayne Metals Develops 4TiTUDE, Reportedly Strongest Commercially Pure Grade 4 Titanium

by BONEZONE | February 11, 2014

Source: Fort Wayne Metals Fort Wayne Metals Announced Development of 4TiTUDE, strongest commercially pure Grade 4 Titanium ever February 11, 2014, FORT WAYNE, IN –– Fort Wayne Metals, a leading manufacturer of wire-based medical materials, is introducing 4TiTUDE™ – the first material to co ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, titanium

Medical Wire and Hypotubing Overnight: Tegra Medical Launches EStore

by BONEZONE | February 11, 2014

Source: Tegra Medical Franklin, MA. Feb 10, 2014 -- Medical device manufacturers, R&D engineers and supply chain folks can't always control moving deadlines or shifting schedules for customer jobs. Sometimes they absolutely need medical wire and hypotubing overnight. Tegra Medical, which has lo ... Read more »

RAM Healthcare to Launch Incubator Facility in Indiana

by BONEZONE | December 20, 2013

RAM Healthcare Group will launch its incubator facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The group has developed a distribution and inventory management enterprise solution for the orthopaedic implant industry. Using RAM-AE (Analytics Engine), distribution expenses may be dramatically reduced while providing ... Read more »

Also labeled: supply chain management

Lowell Installs Motoman HP20D-6 Robot

by BONEZONE | November 04, 2013

Since completing its first robotics project to automate its CMM and PMM in 2010, Lowell has added another Browne and Sharp CMM that is tended by the same robot. Now, the company has installed a Motoman HP20D-6 robot to tend its Trumpf VectorMark laser markers. The new system uses a machine vision ca ... Read more »

Also labeled: contract manufacturing

nanoMAG Developing BioMg Alloy for Bone Fixation

by BONEZONE | October 30, 2013

After 3 years of cooperative development with a major orthopaedic OEM, nanoMAG has developed a novel alloy, BioMg 250, for the enhanced fixation of fractured or restructured bones, providing reportedly double the strength of commercial bioabsorbable polymer implants.  Development efforts at&nb ... Read more »

Xact Wire EDM Corporation Launches New Website

by BONEZONE | October 25, 2013

Xact Wire EDM Corporation, one of the largest wire EDM facilities in the United States, with 50 EDMs and two locations, has recently revised its website www.xactedm.com. The new website offers a contemporary design with much improved navigation. The site is a great resource to use to learn about the ... Read more »

Also labeled: contract manufacturing

Vention Medical Offers New Single-Source Tooling Solution

by BONEZONE | October 22, 2013

Vention Medical now offers Single-Source Tooling, a solution that allows medical device design engineers to reduce overall time to market and development costs by partnering with Vention from the earliest stages of the product development process through production. Expanded capabilities include ear ... Read more »

ALCprecision Now Named Precipart

by BONEZONE | October 21, 2013

Precipart Group changed the name of its ALCprecision company to Precipart. ALCprecision provides custom solutions for high-precision machined parts, technical ceramic components, custom mechanical assemblies and miniature parts in various materials. The name change is effective immediately ... Read more »

Agluna Treated Devices Significantly Reduce Infection Rates

by BONEZONE | October 21, 2013

Results of a retrospective review of infection rates associated with orthopaedic limb salvage devices treated with Accentus Medical's Agluna® surface technology revealed an overall reduction in post-op infection rates, from 22.4% in control to 11.8% with treated implants. The team al ... Read more »

Also labeled: development

Empirical Testing: Celebrating 15 Years with Expansion of Services

by BONEZONE | October 11, 2013

As it marks 15 years of service to the medical device industry, Empirical announced new subsidiaries to offer a full range of services to bring medical devices to market. The new parent company, Empirical Technologies, comprises Empirical Testing, Empirical Machine and Empirical Consulting ... Read more »

Micropulse Growing in Whitley County, Indiana

by BONEZONE | October 08, 2013

 Micropulse will expand its operations in Whitley County, Indiana to create up to 100 new jobs by 2016. The company develops and manufactures orthopaedic instruments, implants and sterilization cases and trays, as well as incubates orthopaedic startup companies in-house. Micropulse will in ... Read more »

UFP Technologies Expands Manufacturing Operations in Illinois

by BONEZONE | September 17, 2013

UFP Technologies, producer of custom-engineered components, products and specialty packaging, expanded its Glendale Heights, Illinois manufacturing operations to meet the increased demand by medical device manufacturers. An ISO Class 8 (Class 100,000) clean room was constructed, qualifying the faci ... Read more »

Also labeled: manufacturing, machining

OrthoWorx, Grace College to launch Quality in Medical Devices Management Program

by BONEZONE | September 10, 2013

To fill a critical talent gap caused by industry growth and increasingly complex quality requirements, OrthoWorx and Grace College are launching a new Quality in Medical Devices Management Program. The program continues OrthoWorx’s education and workforce development initiatives in its effort ... Read more »

Also labeled: education

Okay Industries Expands CNC Machining, Earns 13485 Registration

by BONEZONE | September 03, 2013

Okay Industries enhanced its CNC machining capabilities with the addition of a Miyano BND 51 five axis lathe and a Tsugami SS207 5AX nine axis Swiss machine with a fully programmable B axis. Okay further added CAM software and earned its ISO 13485 registration for both its New Britain and Berlin, C ... Read more »

C&W Swiss Moving to Larger Facility

by BONEZONE | July 29, 2013

Due to increased demand for spinal implants, C&W Swiss will be moving to a larger facility. Our new facility is over 22,000 sq. ft. We plan to move by Fall 2013. Our new address is listed below. With the increased size of our new facility, we will continue serving existing customers and will be ... Read more »

Also labeled: implantable

Donson Machine Purchases 4th Mori Seiki NT Mill/Turn Machine

by BONEZONE | July 18, 2013

Donson Machine purchased its 4th Mori Seiki NT mill/turn machine. The NTX 2000 offers increased productivity and superior process integration, thanks to its cutting-edge technology, and provides exceptional flexibility for machining the most complex parts in a single handling. Date of arrival is Oct ... Read more »

Also labeled: machining

Banner Medical Installs Ultrasonic Inspection System by Matec Inspection

by BONEZONE | July 18, 2013

Due to recent revisions to ASTM standards F136 and F138, Banner Medical has installed a multi-axis, computer controlled Ultrasonic Inspection System designed and built by Matec Inspection for precision ground bars. ASTM F136 and ASTM F138 are commonly specified standards in the design of titanium a ... Read more »

Also labeled: inspection, testing

3D Systems Announces Geomagic 2014

by BONEZONE | July 17, 2013

3D Systems' 2014 printable CAD design, scanning and inspection software tools are now available. Geomagic® 2014 products include new Geomagic® Design™ motion simulation, clash check analysis and Finite Element Analysis modules. Additional functionality updates for the Geomagic products include: ... Read more »

Also labeled: analysis, geomagic, 3D

VeriTeQ’s Technology Can Help Manufacturers Comply with FDA Proposed Rule on Direct Mark Requirement for UDI

by BONEZONE | July 15, 2013

VeriTeQ's FDA-cleared Q Inside radiofrequency identification microchip is designed to help implantable medical device manufacturers comply with FDA’s Proposed Rule for Unique Device Identification (UDI) Direct Mark requirement. Q Inside provides Automatic Identification and Data Capture technology ... Read more »

Also labeled: implantable, UDI

Millstone Increases Inspection Capabilities in Multiple Locations

by BONEZONE | July 10, 2013

Millstone Medical Outsourcing has implemented a variety of advanced equipment at its mechanical inspection cells in both Fall River and Olive Branch facilities: Fall River, MA: Zeiss Contura G2 high speed, high accuracy coordinate measuring machine, featuring VAST scanning technology accommodati ... Read more »

Also labeled: millstone medical, inspection

Polygon Solutions Improves Process for Medical Implant Broaching

by BONEZONE | June 28, 2013

Polygon Solutions, manufacturer of rotary broach cutting tools for the precision machining industry, is expanding their product line to include innovative tools used for machining orthopaedic implants. Its latest advancement is to use a standard rotary broach without the rotary broaching tool h ... Read more »

Also labeled: machining

Specialty Coating Systems Announces New Antimicrobial Parylene Technology

by BONEZONE | June 18, 2013

Specialty Coating Systems introduces SCS microRESIST™ Antimicrobial Parylene Technology. SCS microRESIST combines the benefits of Parylene with antimicrobial properties to eliminate harmful microorganisms on coated devices and components. Testing per JIS Z 2801, SCS microRESIST has demonstrated g ... Read more »

Also labeled: implant coatings

Solvay Specialty Polymers Announces Expanded Global Availability of KetaSpire PEEK and AvaSpire PAEK Resins

by BONEZONE | June 18, 2013

Solvay Specialty Polymers announced a major series of global supply chain initiatives to expand the availability of its KetaSpire® polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and AvaSpire® polyaryletherketone (PAEK) products. This effort also benefits the global availability of Torlon® polyamide-imide (PAI), a p ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, polymer, plastic, peek

Putnam Plastics Completes Facility Expansion for Advanced Extrusions used in Medical Devices

by BONEZONE | June 17, 2013

Putnam Plastics Corporation, a leader in advanced extrusion for minimally invasive medical devices, has completed construction of a state of the art manufacturing and office space in Dayville, CT. The 92,000 square feet (8.4 square meters) facility will allow for expansion of extrusion technology de ... Read more »

Also labeled: instruments, plastic

Ceram Publishes Two New White Papers on Multi-Substituted Hydroxyapatite

by BONEZONE | June 14, 2013

As part of its ongoing work on biocompatibility and bioactivity of Hydroxyapatite (HA), Ceram has published two new white papers, "Regulatory Approval Testing of Hydroxyapatite" and "Synthesis Methods of Hydroxyapatite." The regulatory approval white paper argues the case for using one supplier for ... Read more »

Also labeled: hydroxyapatite, ceram

BSI Announces Supply Chain Verification Product

by BONEZONE | June 13, 2013

BSI America Professional Services announced market introduction of BSI Supply Chain Verification Service (VerifEye). Supply Chain Verification encompasses threat and risk assessment of supply chain security, as well as customized supplier verification audits to ensure that organizational policies ar ... Read more »

Greatbatch Organizes for Accelerated Growth

by BONEZONE | June 06, 2013

Greatbatch announced a realignment of its operating structure to support a continued focus on profitable growth. Greatbatch Medical and Electrochem Solutions previously operated independent ops and sales & marketing groups; those will now be combined into singular sales & marketing and opera ... Read more »

Also labeled: greatbatch, arellano

Ceram Releases Testing Video

by BONEZONE | May 31, 2013

  Ceram's new video provides an overview of its testing and analysis services. The company offers testing and analysis across a wide range of materials, products and industries. The video also shows the breadth of testing services available, from chemical, environmental, physical and mi ... Read more »

Also labeled: testing, ceram

ECA Medical Instruments Expands to New Corporate Headquarters and Opens Design Center of Excellence

by BONEZONE | May 30, 2013

ECA Medical Instruments, a designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting and fixed-driver surgical instruments and procedural kits for the medical industry and surgeons worldwide, has moved into a new corporate headquarters. The facility is located at 2193 Anchor Court in the Ventura ... Read more »

Also labeled: development, instruments

Cadence Announces Major Expansion in Cranston, RI

by BONEZONE | May 30, 2013

Cadence, a manufacturer of precision products for the medical device and life science markets, broke ground on a 34,000 square foot expansion of their Cranston, Rhode Island facility. Cadence is investing $3.3 million in this expansion to make way for additional precision machining, laser processing ... Read more »

Also labeled: machining

Ceram Launches Redesigned Website

by BONEZONE | May 08, 2013

Ceram, the international materials technology company, launched a redesigned website with improved visitor functionality. The revised website features a new design, simplified navigation and enhanced mobile device compatibility, while the modified structure allows users to choose the service (Testin ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, ceram

GHX Delivers Industry’s First Implantable Devices Supply Chain Solutions for Healthcare

by BONEZONE | May 07, 2013

GHX launched Case XpertSM and Order IntelligenceSM, the healthcare industry’s first end-to-end supply chain solutions for managing and tracking implantable medical devices, including the physician preference items (PPI) used in operating rooms. Case Xpert and Order Intelligence are designed to ad ... Read more »

Also labeled: GHX, supply chain management

Stanmore Selects WebOps for U.S. Launch

by BONEZONE | May 07, 2013

Stanmore Implants Worldwide selected WebOps Logistics as the shared visibility and collaborative workflow platform, to be a strategic partner and key component of its supply chain management system. Stanmore serves surgeons treating orthopaedic oncology, complex trauma and complex revisions of ... Read more »

Ceram adds Gel Permeation Chromatography to its Analytical Capabilities

by BONEZONE | May 07, 2013

Ceram, the materials development and testing company, has recently invested in GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), a technique which enables the molecular size distribution of polymers to be determined. Steve Newman, Product Manager, Testing at Ceram says: “GPC allows us to both characteris ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, polymer, ceram

Improved Multi-Axis PartMaker Now Released

by BONEZONE | May 01, 2013

PartMaker released PartMaker Version 2013R2, featuring much improved 4 and 5 axis simultaneous milling strategies. The new 4 and 5 axis simultaneous milling functionality in PartMaker Version 2013 R2 applies across the entire PartMaker CAM suite, including the PartMaker Mill, Turn-Mill and SwissCAM ... Read more »

Also labeled: cad, machining

Interstate Plastics Expands its Range of Plastic Material, Machining and Fabrication Services

by BONEZONE | April 24, 2013

Interstate Plastics has expanded its range of plastic services as it seeks to position itself as North America’s largest plastic machining and material distributorship, furthering its efforts to be the global leader and one-stop resource for all plastic material, machining and fabrication needs. ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, machining

Millstone Medical Outsourcing Expands Medical Device Distribution Services

by BONEZONE | April 24, 2013

Millstone Medical Outsourcing will begin to offer customers an expanded medical device distribution service, including the ability to distribute directly to patients and to provide wholesale distribution to distributors, hospital and sales representatives. Millstone Medical has been securing medical ... Read more »

Tour Norman Noble’s Medtech Contract Manufacturing Facilities Online

by BONEZONE | April 18, 2013

Norman Noble launched a new virtual tour of its manufacturing facilities on its web site, www.nnoble.com. From its dedicated prototype departments, to its expansive stent manufacturing operations, to its Nitinol processing services and much more, the tour gives Norman Noble’s OEM customers wo ... Read more »

3D Systems Releases Geomagic Design

by BONEZONE | April 17, 2013

3D Systems released Geomagic®Design, a new suite of affordable CAD design solutions. Geomagic Design is available as part of a series of software packages that include Geomagic Freeform® products. Top features of Geomagic Design include: 2D Documentation module – New tools and ... Read more »

Also labeled: design, geomagic, 3D

Ceram Now Offers Microbiology Testing

by BONEZONE | April 03, 2013

Ceram now offers microbiology testing services for healthcare industries after partnering with a U.K. microbiological testing lab.  In addition to routine bioburden determination, endotoxin/LAL testing and sterility testing and validation, Ceram’s suite of tests also include antimicrobial ef ... Read more »

Also labeled: testing, ceram

Bradshaw Medical Launches New Website

by BONEZONE | February 15, 2013

Bradshaw Medical launched a newly-designed, more client-centric website at www.bradshaw-medical.com. Three main sections, Products, Instrument Systems and Custom Design Services, are presented in an uncluttered design that enables visitors to access information about products, services, events, news ... Read more »

Also labeled: bradshaw

Develop Orthopaedic Implants Faster Through Auditing

by Robert Packard | February 13, 2013

Do your auditing techniques actually improve product development? These three techniques—one simple, one advanced and one new—will shorten the cycle. ... Read more »

C5 Medical Werks Launches Rapid Prototyping Capability for Ceramic Medical Device Components

by BONEZONE | February 13, 2013

C5 Medical Werks has launched a fast track service for next-generation ceramic device component developers, to provide manufacturers with quick turn prototype components in a range of biocompatible materials.  C5 is also enhancing its technical support and program management capabilities to su ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, prototype

Secant Medical Expands Polymer Synthesis and Analytical Capabilities with New Lab

by BONEZONE | February 12, 2013

Secant Medical established a new lab to perform polymer synthesis and analytical characterization of polymers, biomaterials and fibers. Capabilities include scanning electron microscopy, elemental detection, infrared spectroscopy and imaging, UV/Vis spectrophotometry, melt-flow rheometry, differenti ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, biomedical devices

ECA Medical Instruments Launches New Single-Procedure Surgical Instruments with Wick Away Technology

by BONEZONE | February 06, 2013

ECA Medical Instruments, designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting and fixed-driver surgical instruments and kits, introduced new fixed-driver surgical instruments featuring patented Wick Away® technology. Wick Away surgical instruments are designed to provide orthopaedic surgeo ... Read more »

Also labeled: instruments

Millstone Medical Outsourcing Successfully Completes Move to New Memphis Facility

by BONEZONE | January 17, 2013

Millstone Medical Outsourcing successfully completed the move of its Memphis operations to a new facility located in Olive Branch, MS, a suburb of Memphis, TN. The new facility offers 150,000 square feet of operational space, more than three times the size of the previous facility, for mechanical in ... Read more »

Biomedical Structures Announces Facility Expansion, New Vice President of R&D

by BONEZONE | January 08, 2013

Biomedical Structures, developer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and advanced clinical applications, is expanding its facilities for medical textile development and manufacturing to include a 10,000-square-foot addition to support new product development, and a significant increase in tot ... Read more »

Ceram Launches Materials Blog

by BONEZONE | January 04, 2013

Ceram has launched a new blog dedicated to all things materials, located at www.ceram.com/blog. Supported by Ceram’s team of experts, the blog intends to host lively debate about materials, from the latest innovations and new regulations to what’s happening in the industry. Headquartered i ... Read more »

Also labeled: blog, materials, ceram

Medical Modeling Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Virtual Surgical Planning System

by BONEZONE | January 02, 2013

Medical Modeling received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the VSP® System. Initial applications include orthognathics and reconstruction, applying virtual surgical planning in a variety of maxillofacial procedures. (Source: Medical Modeling, Inc.) ... Read more »

Methods Machine Introduces FANUC D21 RoboDrill Vertical Machining Centers

by BONEZONE | December 18, 2012

Methods Machine Tools, supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, introduced FANUC D21 RoboDrill Vertical Machining Centers including a new state-of-the-art control, the latest in the market today.  The innovative FANUC 31iB control features extremely fast high- ... Read more »

PartMaker CAM 2013 Includes New Machining Module

by BONEZONE | December 11, 2012

Delcam launched the 2013 version of its PartMaker CAM software for the programming of production-machining equipment such as turn-mill centers, bar-fed mills and Swiss-type lathes. The 2013 version features a revamped surface-milling module offering users some of the most powerful CAM algorithms on ... Read more »

Also labeled: machining, cnc machining

Kosciusko Economic Development Welcomes Micro Machine to Warsaw

by BONEZONE | December 05, 2012

Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation welcomes Micro Machine, a tier-one orthopaedic medical device manufacturing company, to Warsaw, Indiana. Micro Machine is expanding its facilities to include a property on 4310 Corridor Drive. Micro Machine, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, provides precision ... Read more »

Resonetics Opens Lightspeed ADL Development Lab and Announces New Laser Micromachining Patent

by BONEZONE | December 03, 2012

Resonetics, a supplier of polymer micromachining services for the life sciences industry, opened Lightspeed ADL, an 8,000 sq. ft. operation focused exclusively on micromachining process development, prototyping and pilot production. The lab will offer an array of laser technologies including excimer ... Read more »

Also labeled: patent, polymer

Aptiv Solutions Opens New Office in North Carolina

by BONEZONE | November 29, 2012

Aptiv Solutions, a provider of adaptive clinical trial design, simulation and execution services, opened a new office in Durham, North Carolina.  The new office houses Aptiv and its Trio Clinical Resourcing subsidiary, and includes members from the clinical, data management, regulatory, t ... Read more »

Cadence to Open Finished Medical Device Facility

by BONEZONE | November 27, 2012

Cadence will open a finished medical device facility in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania in 1Q13. The 21,000 square foot facility will include up to 10,000 square feet of clean room space and 5,000 square feet of office space, and expects to employ as many as 60 people in the new ... Read more »

Also labeled: contract manufacturing

FANUC FA America's Series 30i/31i/32i-MODEL B CNCs can be Monitored with Tablets

by BONEZONE | November 12, 2012

FANUC FA America has introduced a new option which allows the Series 30i/31i/32i-MODEL B CNCs to be monitored remotely using tablet-type devices. The most innovative CNC from FANUC, the Series 30i/31i/32i-MODEL B CNC, is now capable of acting as a web server. It allows you to display CNC screens on ... Read more »

Also labeled: machining, cnc machining

Polygon Solution Launches Rotary Broach Form Drill

by BONEZONE | November 12, 2012

Polygon Solution’s Rotary Broach Form Drill is a new tool used to improve manufacturing processes used in rotary broaching. Rotary broaching is a machining technique used to create hexagon and square holes in metals and plastic parts such as custom aerospace fasteners, orthopedic bone screws and h ... Read more »

Also labeled: instruments, machining

3D Systems Expands its HealthCare Solutions With Bespoke Orthotics

by BONEZONE | November 01, 2012

3D Systems has developed next-generation custom 3D printed hand brace devices, and plans to launch the devices to in the 2nd half of 2013.  3D Systems deployed its recently-acquired Bespoke Innovations integrated scan-to-print technology to replace traditional hand brace devices with custom-fi ... Read more »

Also labeled: cad, 3D

Rolled Alloys Opens New Connecticut Facility

by BONEZONE | October 31, 2012

Rolled Alloys announced the opening of their new facility in Windsor, Connecticut. This 40,000-square-foot service center will replace the current location and is on schedule to be fully operational by December 1st, 2012. The launch of this new location emphasizes Rolled Alloys’ global strategy of ... Read more »

Also labeled: materials, metal alloys

Methods Machine Tools Introduces Feeler FT-Series Turning Centers

by BONEZONE | October 18, 2012

Methods Machine Tools, a supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, introduced FEELER FT-Series High Performance CNC Turning Centers featuring a new all-boxway design to significantly increase cutting capacity.  All FEELER machines include extensive design and e ... Read more »

Also labeled: machining, cnc machining

Techniks Introduces Nexus Cutting Tools

by BONEZONE | October 04, 2012

Techniks' Nexus Cutting Tools include face mills featuring an innovative shrink-fit connection to the arbor (ShrinkMILL), indexable end mills that also can be shrink-fit into a holder (PowerLOC) and high-performance inserts for milling, turning and boring. These new inserts feature a patented PVD a ... Read more »

Teleflex Medical OEM Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Expanded Jaffrey Facility

by BONEZONE | September 11, 2012

Teleflex Medical OEM hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Jaffrey, New Hampshire facility to mark the official completion of its renovation and expansion program. Increased domestic and international demand for Teleflex Medical OEM’s brand of medical devices, custom extrusions and cat ... Read more »

Precision Edge Opens New Facility; Adds 200 Jobs in Michigan

by BONEZONE | September 10, 2012

Precision Edge Surgical Products opened a new production facility in Boyne City, Michigan. Curently, the new plant houses just under 30 employees, but in the next few years, the company plans to add nearly 200 new manufacturing jobs. Precision Edge Surgical Products is dedicated to design and manuf ... Read more »

ZL Engineering Plastics Opens New Extrusion Facility

by BONEZONE | September 05, 2012

ZL Engineering Plastics opened a new extrusion facility at its Lenexa, Kansas site in response to growing North American demand for its extensive range of stock shape products. The new production capability is the first phase of a strategic plan to grow the stock shape business in North America. Pre ... Read more »

Spectrum Plastics Increases Quick-Turn Tooling & Molding Capabilities at its Minnesota Facility

by BONEZONE | August 29, 2012

Spectrum Plastics Group entered into an alliance with an unnamed tool design and manufacturing company, enhancing their Quick-Turn Molding capabilities and reducing the time needed to bring products to the marketplace. This new partnership further elevates Spectrum as a multi-capable supplier of cu ... Read more »

PartMaker Version 2013 Features Restyled User Interface, More Powerful Surface Machining

by BONEZONE | August 20, 2012

PartMaker will begin shipping PartMaker Version 2013, the latest version of PartMaker Software for programming CNC Mills, Lathes, WireEDM, Turn-Mill Centers and Swiss-type lathes, in the fourth quarter of 2012. Among a number of other enhancements, this new version will feature a revamped surface m ... Read more »

Also labeled: design, cad, machining

Arcam and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sign Cooperation Agreement

by BONEZONE | July 25, 2012

Arcam and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) signed a cooperation agreement to facilitate introduction of Arcam’s EBM® technology (Electron Beam Melting) to U.S. industry through a Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. ORNL purchased its first Arcam EBM system in 2009. Since tne, ORNL and Arca ... Read more »

Geomagic Expands its Global Presence into India

by BONEZONE | July 19, 2012

Geomagic, a global company providing 3D technology for digital reality, is expanding into India to support the growing needs of the country’s design and manufacturing industries. Geomagic’s local presence will enable Indian engineering and manufacturing operations to more easily buy and learn Ge ... Read more »

ANCA Offering 5-Part eCourse on Bone Drills

by BONEZONE | July 10, 2012

ANCA, a manufacturer of World Class Precision Grinders, is offering a 5-part eCourse on Bone Drills. Product Designers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Purchasing Agents can benefit from the series. Topics include: Geometry Terminology Manufacturing Techniques Reducing Friction and Heat Dri ... Read more »

OGP To Showcase Wide Range of Technologies and Precision Measurement Solutions at IMTS 2012

by BONEZONE | July 02, 2012

Optical Gaging Products (OGP®), a division of Quality Vision International Inc. (QVI®), will showcase its entire range of precision measurement products and technologies at IMTS 2012. With measurement volumes ranging from compact benchtops to large-format floor models; a variety of innovative opti ... Read more »

Also labeled: precision measurement

KOTEM To Show Newest Version of SmartProfile® GD&T Evaluation Software at IMTS 2012

by BONEZONE | July 02, 2012

KOTEM Ltd., a division of Quality Vision International Inc. (QVI®), announces the release of SmartProfile 2.0 — the all-new version of its GD&T evaluation software. SmartProfile provides fast, accurate analysis of measured data compared to a part’s CAD model using Geometric Dimensioning &am ... Read more »

FANUC FA America to Unveil CNC Productivity Innovations at IMTS 2012

by BONEZONE | July 02, 2012

  FANUC FA America will unveil CNC productivity innovations at IMTS 2012, Booth #S-8919.  These include: new enhancements to Series 30i-MODEL B CNCs for 5-axis and high-speed, high accuracy machining, introduction of the new Power Motion i–MODEL A CNC for general industrial machines and ... Read more »

Also labeled: cnc machining

Global Orthopedic Network Introduces New Business Model Addressing Market Access Challenges Faced by Start-Up Orthopedic Companies

by BONEZONE | June 27, 2012

Market accessibility and associated expenses are two significant hurdles faced by start-ups entering commercialization. Challenges include: establishing distribution networks (takes time and valuable resources), managing focus within distribution network, managing distributor turnover due to underpe ... Read more »

Also labeled: commercialization

Greatbatch Medical Opens Orthopaedic Manufacturing Center

by BONEZONE | June 25, 2012

Greatbatch Medical officially opened its 80,000 sq. ft. state of the art orthopaedic manufacturing center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Susan H. Campbell Orthopaedic Center will develop instruments for hip procedures and spine fixation, as well as fracture fixation implants and instrumentati ... Read more »

Precision Engineered Products Expands Medical Manufacturing Capability with New Dominican Republic Facility

by BONEZONE | June 21, 2012

Precision Engineered Products, global manufacturer of surgical and medical instruments, devices and components, is increasing its global manufacturing base with a new facility in the Caribbean. The 5,000 square foot, Class 8 medical manufacturing operation is located in the Zona Franca Industri ... Read more »

Also labeled: medical device, manufacturing

Objet Now Offers Customers 100+ Digital Materials for 3D Printing

by BONEZONE | June 20, 2012

Objet, a leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, has 39 new "Digital Materials" available with its Objet Connex range of multi-material 3D printing systems. This development places Objet customers at the forefront of additive manufacturing in terms of range of possibl ... Read more »

Mark-10 Introduces Updated Programmable Force Tester with PC Control

by BONEZONE | June 20, 2012

Mark-10’s updated ESM301 test stand Version 2 is a 300 lbF (1.5 kN) capacity universal force tester, ideal for numerous applications in the medical device and other industries. The ESM301 can be used for such applications as break testing, cycling, limit testing to a load, distance, or limit switc ... Read more »

Also labeled: testing

Symmetry Medical Launches Complementary Additions to Its Quad-Lock Sterilization Container Portfolio

by BONEZONE | June 19, 2012

Symmetry Surgical released new additions to its Quad-Lock™ Sterilization Container Portfolio: innovative Rongeur Instrument Holders that support the organization of many of Symmetry Surgical's newest products, including the patented RapidClean® Detachable Kerrison Rongeur and the Opti-Length® Ex ... Read more »

Foster Delivery Science Offers Custom Radiopaque PEEK Compounds for Orthopedic Implants

by BONEZONE | June 13, 2012

Foster Delivery Science now offers custom radiopaque PEEK compounds for use in long term orthopedic implants. A twin screw extruder within the company’s Class 7 cGMP clean room is designed to produce development PEEK compound batches as small at 5 lbs through production quantities. Foster Deliver ... Read more »

Also labeled: peek

Phillips Precision Medicraft Introduces New Breakthrough Technologies at OMTEC 2012

by BONEZONE | June 13, 2012

Phillips Precision Medicraft, a manufacturer of advanced orthopedic implants, instrumentation, sterilization delivery systems, cases and trays, is showcasing several new technologies at OMTEC 2012, from June 13 to 14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Its Delivery Systems ... Read more »

Also labeled: omtec, instrumentation

Teleflex Medical OEM Expands Popular Force Fiber Line of Sutures

by BONEZONE | June 11, 2012

Teleflex Medical OEM − a global leader in high performance suture for the orthopedic market – is pleased to announce an expanded array of sizes, colors, and patterns for the Force Fiber® family of sutures. Force Fiber® is an innovative combination of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (U ... Read more »

Teleflex Medical OEM’s New Rod Cutter Reduces Operating Effort By More Than 50%

by BONEZONE | June 11, 2012

Teleflex Medical OEM − a global leader in surgical instruments for orthopedic and spinal procedures – is pleased to announce the launch of a high-performance rod cutter specifically designed to handle extremely strong cobalt chromium (CoCr) and titanium rods. Breakthrough, proprietary shearing t ... Read more »

Also labeled: product launch, instruments

PPD Meditech Announces Expansion of Manufacturing Facility

by BONEZONE | June 11, 2012

PPD Meditech, a global outsource manufacturer for the orthopedic industry, completed a major facility and capacity expansion in Waterville, Quebec, Canada, doubling the company's manufacturing space to ~20,000 square feet.  The expansion was driven by growing demand for the company's proprietar ... Read more »

Geomagic Demonstrates How Medicine Meets 3D at OMTEC 2012 Event

by BONEZONE | June 11, 2012

Enabling Better Outcomes with 3D Solutions for Scanning Design, Manufacturing and Inspection of Patient-Specific Implants, Prosthetics, Surgical Guides, Study Models Geomagic,®a global company providing 3D technology solutions for digital reality, will showcase best practices and output from ... Read more »

Röchling Acquires Life Science Specialist Advent Tool & Mold

by BONEZONE | June 04, 2012

Rochling Engineering Plastics acquired Advent Tool & Mold, a manufacturing specialist of precision injection molded plastics for the medical and other industries. Advent is ISO 13485-certified and offers the competitive advantage of its own tool-making capacity, which allows for unconventional p ... Read more »

ECA Medical Instruments Introduces SpeedECAp Fully Disposable, Single Procedure Speed Handle Driver

by BONEZONE | May 24, 2012

ECA Medical Instruments commenced market release of the SpeedECAp™ speed handle design for their Single Procedure and Single Use Orthopaedic Surgical Instrumentation product line in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The SpeedECAp™ instrument is the newest addition to the Cost Responsible-Elegant Sol ... Read more »

Squadron Capital Agrees to Provide Financing for OEM Customer

by BONEZONE | May 24, 2012

Squadron Capital agreed to provide up to US $3MM in financing to an OEM/medical device manufacturing customer of Squadon’s medical device contract manufacturing companies, FMIHansa Medical and Structure Medical. This financing will support the OEM customer’s purchase of instrument and implant s ... Read more »

Foster Corp Expands Manufacturing Capabilities For Custom Pre-Color Polymers

by BONEZONE | May 23, 2012

Foster Corporation, a provider of custom medical polymers, has added state of the art extrusion compounding capacity for custom pre-colored polymers used in Class I medical applications. The new line is designed to optimize pigment dispersion of challenging colors and polymers, and maximize throughp ... Read more »

Also labeled: polymer, instruments

Greatbatch to Establish New Global Headquarters

by BONEZONE | May 22, 2012

Greatbatch will establish a new global headquarters in Frisco, Texas, as part of the company’s continued approach to advance its medical device strategy. Over the past several years, Greatbatch has grown to more than 20 locations worldwide as part of its corporate growth strategy, which will  ... Read more »

Also labeled: greatbatch, emerging markets

Forecreu Introduces Pocket Reference for Orthopaedic Materials and Processes

by BONEZONE | May 16, 2012

Orthomaterials, a brand name of Forecreu, introduced "Materials and Processes for Orthopaedics," a pocket reference comprising contributions from an array of partners, addressing metallic materials, synthetic polymers, ceramics and manufacturing processes such as forging, foundry, machining, coating ... Read more »

Biomedical Structures Introduces Breakthrough Medical Textile Weaving Capabilities for Artificial Tendon and Ligament Applications

by BONEZONE | May 08, 2012

Biomedical Structures announced its new tapered medical textile solution for tendons, ligaments and other orthopaedic applications. BMS' advanced weaving capabilities allow for the creation of more lifelike structures that imitate natural tendon and ligament performance better than ever before. BMS ... Read more »

Okay Industries, Inc. Marks 100th Anniversary by Announcing Major Expansions in US and Costa Rica

by BONEZONE | April 24, 2012

As a complement to its current facility in New Britain, Okay Industries is developing a 63,000-square-foot engineering and manufacturing facility, focused upon the medical industry, in Berlin, Connecticut. The company's plans for expansion also include a 14,000-square-foot facility in Alajuela, ... Read more »

Methods Introduces Nakamura NTY3 Multitasking Turning Center

by BONEZONE | April 11, 2012

Methods Machine Tools, a supplier of innovative precision machine tools and automation, introduced the Nakamura-Tome NTY3-250 Multitasking Turning Center. The new NTY3-250 has three high rigidity turrets, each with a Y-axis of 4.4 inches (112 mm) – the longest Y-axis in its class. The NTY3-250 dra ... Read more »

Holmed Announces New Disposable Torque Limiters and Innovative Ball and Cam Torque Technology

by BONEZONE | April 10, 2012

Holmed Corporation introduced a new line of disposable, "one per case" torque limiters that are designed to accommodate existing handles and driver bits while providing surgeons and spine vendors the highest confidence of always being in calibration. These products will be debuted at the 2012 AANS S ... Read more »

Bradshaw Medical to Expand, Add 80-100 Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

by BONEZONE | April 05, 2012

Bradshaw Medical will receive a $250,000 forgivable loan through Kenosha County's High Impact Fund. The company plans to add 80 to 100 fulltime positions over the next 3 years, for an overall staff of 200. The High Impact Fund was initially funded with a $1,000,000 investment from Kenosha Coun ... Read more »

Geomagic Delivers Updates to its 3D Imaging and Metrology Product Line

by BONEZONE | April 05, 2012

Geomagic, provider of 3D software for creating and inspecting digital models of physical objects, announced the first service release of the Geomagic 2012 product lines. The Geomagic 2012 SR1 product line builds on the innovations that were introduced in the initial 2012 product release, with a focu ... Read more »

Oberg Medical Expands Costa Rica Operations

by BONEZONE | March 20, 2012

Oberg Medical plans to expand its Costa Rica manufacturing operation to better serve the expanding Medical Device market in Central America and provide cost optimization solutions for U.S. OEMs. Oberg will expand its presence from 24,000 square feet to over 50,000 square feet within its curren ... Read more »

Iotron Opens New IMPELA Electron-beam Processing Facility in Northeast Indiana

by BONEZONE | March 15, 2012

Iotron Industries formally launched an expanded role in the U.S. market with the opening of its new state-of-the-art IMPELA® electron-beam processing facility in northeast Indiana on March 15. The new $15.3 million facility will provide contract sterilization, materials modification and microbial r ... Read more »

Also labeled: ebm, electron beam melting

WebOps Releases Android Application for WebOps Logistics

by BONEZONE | March 14, 2012

WebOps released the Android application for its WebOps Logistics software platform. The Android's simple interface enables medical device sales reps to collaborate in real time on each individual case with their operations and customer service support teams. The result is complete and accurate deliv ... Read more »

Materialise Launches New Additive Manufacturing Automation & Control System

by BONEZONE | March 09, 2012

With the largest Additive Manufacturing (AM) machine capacity in one location in the world and being the trusted software partner of hundreds of companies within the AM industry, Materialise is in a very unique position to fully understand the challenges that are currently facing the industry and is ... Read more »

Symmetry Medical Launches Offset Reamer Driver

by BONEZONE | February 28, 2012

Symmetry Medical, a global source of medical device solutions including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants and sterilization cases and trays, launched the Offset Reamer Driver through its OEM Solutions team. Symmetry's new Offset Reamer Driver is used in minimally invasive surgical technique ... Read more »

Techniks Announces the sPINner – Small Parts Deburring Machine

by BONEZONE | February 24, 2012

The sPINner machine from Earth-Chain batch deburrs small medical parts such as bone screws, dental plates, stents, and other implantable devices in minutes. The sPINner removes light burrs, whiskers, and even microburrs safely and easily without affecting the critical tolerances of the parts or addi ... Read more »

Haven Manufacturing to Add Jobs in Indiana

by BONEZONE | February 21, 2012

Haven Manufacturing Indiana plans to grow its operations in Wells County, Indiana, creating up to 70 new jobs by 2014. The company plans to invest $2.34 million to renovate and install computer numerical control (CNC) equipment at its current 30,000 square-foot facility. Haven Manufacturing Indiana ... Read more »

Millstone Medical Outsourcing Opens Sales Offices in CA, IN

by BONEZONE | February 16, 2012

Millstone Medical Outsourcing opened sales offices in San Diego, CA, and Warsaw, IN. With new offices positioned in two important regions for the medical device industry, Millstone will be able to provide customer-specific program development as well as broaden the company's customer base. Jonathan ... Read more »

LVR and STRobotics Automated Optical Comparator Technology for Bone Screw Inspection

by BONEZONE | February 15, 2012

Lakeview Vision & Robotics (Chicago, IL) and STRobotics (Cambridge, UK) announce a new technology for the inspection and measurement of bone screws using an automated optical comparator process. Using a completely digital process, the technology compares images of a screw in inspection to ... Read more »

Teleflex Medical OEM Expands Popular Force Fiber Product Line

by BONEZONE | February 07, 2012

Teleflex Medical OEM − a global leader in high performance suture for the orthopedic market – is pleased to announce an expanded array of sizes, colors, and patterns for the Force Fiber family of sutures. Force Fiber is an innovative combination of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWP ... Read more »

MRPC Expands Offerings and Capabilities with New Class 100,000 Cleanroom

by BONEZONE | February 06, 2012

Wisconsin-based MRPC, a single-source provider of medical device components and assemblies, completed construction of a new cleanroom for the molding of medical components. The 2,000 square foot Class 100,000 cleanroom will allow MRPC to add additional liquid injection molding (LIM) machines to incr ... Read more »

BioMedGPS Launches FastTRAK B.I.

by BONEZONE | February 06, 2012

BioMedGPS, a provider of healthcare business intelligence and competitive metrics, announces the launch of FastTRAK B.I., a new business intelligence service designed specifically for the life science industry. FastTRAK B.I. is the single most useful business intelligence resource life sciences exec ... Read more »

IMDS Expands Capabilities with New Orlando Facility

by BONEZONE | February 02, 2012

IMDS® (Innovative Medical Device Solutions) announces the addition of its newest Co-Innovation™ facility in Orlando, Florida. The new facility joins three other IMDS Co-Innovation facilities based in Logan, Utah; Chandler, Arizona; and Salt Lake City, Utah. As a leader of design in Orthopaedic M ... Read more »

Teleflex Medical OEM’s New Rod Cutter Reduces Operating Effort By More Than 50%

by BONEZONE | January 30, 2012

Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in surgical instruments for orthopaedic and spinal procedures, has launched a high-performance rod cutter specifically designed to handle extremely strong cobalt chromium (CoCr) and titanium rods. Breakthrough, proprietary shearing technology provides consistent ... Read more »

Invibio’s PEEK-OPTIMA Polymer Used in Aesculap’s FDA 510(k) Cleared EnduRo Rotational Knee System

by BONEZONE | January 25, 2012

Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, provider of PEEK-based biomaterial solutions to medical device manufacturers around the world, announced that its PEEK-OPTIMA® Carbon Fibre Reinforced (CFR) polymer is utilized in Aesculap’s FDA 510(k) cleared and CE-Marked EnduRo knee revision system. Developed to ... Read more »

Biomedical Structures Introduces Novel Absorbable BIOFELT Scaffold for Breakthrough Surgical Applications

by BONEZONE | January 17, 2012

Biomedical Structures, a designer, developer and manufacturer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other advanced clinical applications, announced its new BIOFELT® absorbable scaffold for implant devices in orthopaedics, general surgery and other in vivo applications. BIOFELT’s unique n ... Read more »

DDL Announces Addition of Orthopaedic Testing

by BONEZONE | January 12, 2012

DDL, a provider of medical device package, product and material testing, has expanded their testing capabilities with the addition of orthopaedic testing. DDL's ability to perform the orthopaedic testing came with the recent purchase of a biaxial tester. This tester combines tensile and compression ... Read more »

PartMaker Schedules User Meetings for 2012 Release

by BONEZONE | January 06, 2012

Delcam’s PartMaker division has scheduled two user group meetings to update customers on the developments in PartMaker 2012, the latest version of its CAM system for turn-mill centres, bar-fed mills and Swiss-type lathes. The first will be held on January 26th at the Holiday Inn in Fort Washingto ... Read more »

Boston Centerless Launches New Website

by BONEZONE | December 29, 2011

Boston Centerless, industry leader in precision bar products, is proud to announce the launch of their new website. The dramatically redesigned website has been tailored to be more user friendly and to supply customers and prospects with detailed information and helpful resources. The new website i ... Read more »

Delcam’s new web site for PartMaker CAM system for production machining

by BONEZONE | December 23, 2011

Delcam has launched a new web site, www.partmaker.com, for its PartMaker CAM system for programming the full spectrum of production machining equipment. The site details the many benefits that have prompted thousands of users with sophisticated machine tools to select PartMaker for their programming ... Read more »

Spartanics Unveils L-350 High Speed Laser Cutting Machine

by BONEZONE | December 12, 2011

Spartanics unveiled the L-350 High Speed Laser Cutting Machine for medical device and biotech product developers who seek best-in-class laser cutting machine technology to use both with flexo overruns and in-line or off-line with digital presses. Unlike similarly-priced laser cutters sold in the wo ... Read more »

PartMaker releases PartMaker Version 2012

by BONEZONE | December 12, 2011

PartMaker released PartMaker Version 2012, the latest version of PartMaker Software for programming CNC Mills, Lathes, WireEDM, Turn-Mill Centers and Swiss-type lathes. Major highlights of PartMaker Version 2012 includes a host new functionality across the entire suite of PartMaker applications, in ... Read more »

New series of Innovative Hydroxyapatite Biomaterials Developed at Ceram

by BONEZONE | December 09, 2011

Ceram has developed a new range of Hydroxyapatite (HA) biomaterials. By substituting different elements into HA to change its basic chemical while retaining its valuable physical structure, Ceram has been able to produce a range of biomaterials, multi-elements-substituted Hydroxyapatites (mx-HA), wi ... Read more »

Also labeled: ceram

PICOCUT 6012 Chlorine-free Lubricant for Medical Applications

by BONEZONE | December 07, 2011

PICO Chemical introduced PICOCUT 6012, a chlorine-free cutting fluid for difficult-to-machine stainless, titanium and other special alloys used in the medical metalworking industries. The premium quality formulation significantly improves tool life, reduces smoke, eliminates foam and exhibits high ... Read more »

Sheffield Precision Medical Receives Startup Award

by BONEZONE | December 02, 2011

Sheffield Precision Medical (SPML) received the Startup Award at the recent Medilink Healthcare Business Awards 2011. Awarded to a young company with the most promising future, the award recognises SPML’s impact in the sector and their business potential for the future. The Medilink Healthcare Bus ... Read more »

Also labeled: Recognitions

Millstone Medical Outsourcing Adds Freezer Storage, Cold Chain Shipment Capabilities for Biologic Products

by BONEZONE | November 29, 2011

Millstone Medical Outsourcing will provide freezer storage and cold chain distribution services for customers' biologic products from its Memphis, Tennessee facility.  The operation is already n FDA-registered and state licensed human tissue bank, authorized to store and distribute human t ... Read more »

Pulse Systems Announces Addition of CNC Machining Services

by BONEZONE | November 28, 2011

Pulse Systems now offers precision CNC machining of small custom components for medical devices, as well as precision laser services and implant manufacturing. The company's newly-acquired CNC machining equipment is capable of milling, turning, boring and drilling of very small features on a range o ... Read more »

Also labeled: Recognitions

DeWys Manufacturing experiences significant growth

by BONEZONE | November 21, 2011

DeWys Manufacturing in Marne, Michigan recently hired 30 new employees and plans to build a 24,000 sq. ft. addition to its current 60,000 sq. ft. facility. The company, which provides precision sheet metal components, value added assemblies, powder coatings, stampings, machining and intern ... Read more »

Solvay Launches Color Range of its Radel® Polyphenylsulfone Resins for Healthcare Industry

by BONEZONE | November 18, 2011

Solvay Specialty Polymers has standardized the colors of its Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resins, offering a range of standard opaque colors for the healthcare industry. Solvay's Radel PPSU is utilized for reusable applications including medical and dental instruments, sterilization cases, trays ... Read more »

Edge Intl receives ISO 9001:3008 and ISO 13485:2003 certification at new location

by BONEZONE | November 16, 2011

Edge International received ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certification at its new location in Dayton, Ohio. The company supplies medical grade alloy bar from stock, as well as titanium and cobalt alloys. (Source: Edge International) The company's recent move to its Dayton facility brings all op ... Read more »

Orthopedic Precision Instruments to expand in Noble

by BONEZONE | November 09, 2011

Orthopedic Precision Instruments plans to invest US $2MM in new equipment and add 10 jobs in 3Q12, more than doubling its workforce in Noble County, Indiana. (Source: The Journal Gazette) ... Read more »

Spectrum Plastics Group Launches DynaClass Service Offerings for its Quick-Turn Manufacturing Business

by BONEZONE | November 07, 2011

Spectrum Plastics introduced DynaClass, a new series of service offerings for its Quick-Turn Manufacturing tooling and molding business. The DynaClass system includes tooling and molding options to provide customers with fast, accurate injection molded components through flexible options to meet var ... Read more »

Accellent Expands into Asia

by BONEZONE | November 02, 2011

Accellent, a provider of outsourced precision manufacturing and engineering services to the medical device industry, announced the opening of a 65,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in Penang, Malaysia. The company provides fully integrated outsourced manufacturing services, as well as engineering desi ... Read more »

Spartanics now offering worldwide no-cost demonstrations of low-cost digital printing capabilities

by BONEZONE | October 26, 2011

Spartanics is now offering worldwide no-cost demonstrations of low-cost digital printing capabilities using the INX NO 140 UV Digital Narrow Web Press and Spartanics' X140 Laser Cutting Station. Capabilities demonstrations, using customers' graphics files (including print and vector based cutting sp ... Read more »

Modern Plastics Announces ISO 13485:2003 Certification for Medical Industry

by BONEZONE | October 24, 2011

Modern Plastics, a plastics distribution firm, has acheived ISO 13485:2003 certification for medical grade plastic stock shapes and resin. All of Modern Plastics’ materials are bar-coded for complete resin, lot and batch traceability with a 20-year record retention on all documents and certificat ... Read more »

Bradshaw Medical REVOLUTION Universal Screw Extraction System

by BONEZONE | October 24, 2011

Bradshaw Medical (BMI) introduced the REVOLUTION Universal Screw Extraction System. Many of the instruments feature Comfort Grip™ Silicone Insert Pads to enhance performance, and kits can be 100% customized, including private branding. BMI's extraction kit systems cover all generic fasteners. ... Read more »

Also labeled: bradshaw

PartMaker Looks to Close the Skills Gap in Advanced Manufacturing

by BONEZONE | October 20, 2011

PartMaker seeks to close the "skills gap" in advanced manufacturing by offering free or reduced cost training on its software for multi-axis Turn-Mill and Swiss applications. Free classroom training for one student will be provided to any new or existing customer ordering over $10,000 worth of softw ... Read more »

Rochester Medical Implants Relocates to New Facility in Noblesville, IN

by BONEZONE | October 17, 2011

Rochester Medical Implants, a contract manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and precision products, has relocated corporate offices and manufacturing operations to their new 33,000 sq. ft. facility in Noblesville, Indiana. The company will change its name to RMI. Website and email addresses wil ... Read more »

Methods Machine Tools Introduces Industry’s 1st Fully Automated Part-To-CAD Measurement Verification

by BONEZONE | October 14, 2011

Methods Machine Tools now offers CAD Auto-Align and Auto Pass/Fail Tools on the VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator System. (Source: Methods Machine Tools Inc.) ... Read more »

OpenWeek at Rollomatic

by BONEZONE | October 05, 2011

Rollomatic will hold OpenWeek in Mundelein, IL from 11/7 to 11/11 to showcase its CNC tool grinding and OC grinding machines. (Source: Rollomatic) ... Read more »

Gosiger Import Medical Workshop

by BONEZONE | October 05, 2011

Gosiger will host a workshop focusing upon the latest medical manufacturing techniques on 9/29/11 in Dayton, Ohio. (Source: Gosiger Import) ... Read more »

BioMedGPS Introduces New Enhancements and Expanded Content to SmartTRAK Business Intelligence Hub

by BONEZONE | October 05, 2011

BioMedGPS added new functionality and expanded content to the SmartTRAK™ Business Intelligence Hub, including analysis and assessment of a trend or market, quarterly market analysis, etc. (Source: BioMedGPS) ... Read more »

DYMAX LED Light-Curing System Reduces Cost and Improves Process Control

by BONEZONE | October 05, 2011

DYMAX introduced the BlueWave LED DX-1000 LED Light-Curing System designed to provide advantages over conventional lamp-curing systems, including cooler curing temperatures, lower intensity degradation over time, more consistent cure results, lower energy consumption and reduced costs. (Source: DYMA ... Read more »

Sandvik invests in Oregon: integrating implant finishing capabilities with casting

by BONEZONE | September 23, 2011

Sandvik has enhanced its Oregon, U.S.-based casting operation by investing in new finishing facilities, thus offering medical device OEMs casting and finishing facilities in one location. The company has invested a further $1MM on a new robot for the production of ceramic shells. (Source:  ... Read more »

Polygon Solution’s GT Series Rotary Broach Tool Holder

by BONEZONE | September 22, 2011

Polygon Solutions presents the new GT Series rotary broach holder to help reduce time and cost associated with CNC machining of orthopaedic work pieces. (Source: Polygon Solutions) ... Read more »

Teleflex Medical OEM Unveils New Website for KMedic Surgical Instruments

by BONEZONE | September 13, 2011

Teleflex Medical OEM launched a new website for KMedic surgical instruments, featuring downloadable product information, substantial new content about custom-configured instruments for orthopaedics and spine, improved navigation, etc. (Source: Teleflex Medical OEM) ... Read more »

Change in FMI-Medical Top Management

by BONEZONE | September 13, 2011

FMI Medical Instruments has promoted Mr. Bill Voss to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chad Falciani will stay associated in an advisory role. (Source: FMI Medical Instruments) ... Read more »

Warsaw firm plans factory in Rome City

by BONEZONE | September 13, 2011

To support new business, Precision Medical Technologies, a contract manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and instruments, will invest US $4.36MM on a 30,000 sq. ft. facility expansion in Rome City, Indiana. (Source: The Journal Gazette) ... Read more »

Modern Plastics Announces New EVONIK VESTAKEEP 5000 PEEK Stock Shapes

by BONEZONE | September 13, 2011

Modern Plastics is distributing new EVONIK VESTAKEEP® 5000 PEEK extruded stock shapes in extruded plate and rod forms. The company is also the authorized North American distributor for VESTAKEEP medical products of both temporary and permanent implant-grade PEEK material for medical applicatio ... Read more »