Precision machining has many benefits and has changed the approach of many industries, including manufacturing, automation, robotics, and the aerospace industry. However, one of the most important industries to benefit from precision machining is the medical industry. Many of the medical advancements we enjoy today would not be possible without innovation and advancements in precision machining.
The medical industry is where you need safety and accuracy the most. CNC machining helps create sized surgical tools for surgeons for more precise results.
Machining is also used to create complex parts for lasers or robots that enable surgeries that were impossible a few years ago. Access to processing will help create more discoveries and innovations that will advance medical progress. These tools require extremely small and precise parts and tips to function, parts that only CNC and EDM machining tools can manufacture. Because these tools are used in the best surgeries, even vascular or brain surgery, even the smallest deviation can be catastrophic. Machining produces precise, fine and accurate tools that are completely reliable and safe.
Materials used in medical environments need to meet stringent standards for durability, safety, non-reactivity with the human body, and ability to be sterilized. For example, joint replacements are usually made of medical stainless steel or titanium, which has unparalleled strength, elasticity and function. Precision machining allows these materials to be subtly transformed into the complex and detailed shapes and sizes required for specific medical applications. Many of these components are permanently implanted into the human body and therefore need to meet tight tolerances and have an incredibly smooth surface to eliminate burrs or streaks.
EDM and CNC precision machining are ideal for machining these precise and smooth parts from the hardest materials. These machining techniques ensure that every part is identical and fits together perfectly for optimal function.
Insulin pumps, heart monitors and defibrillators are medical implants that are changing and saving lives every day. However, they were once designed to be too large and bulky for people to function properly. Thanks to precision machining, these designs are now miniaturized with smaller and more precise components, including housings and cables. These implants can now be placed in the body, allowing those who have them to lead relatively normal lives with the flexibility to enjoy life.