Metalworking Machines

3D metal printing improves craniomaxillofacial surgery

It’s all about the head – and the face. There is nothing that we identify ourselves by more than our face. We are how we see ourselves. And what’s more: With sight, hearing, smell and taste four of our five senses are located in the head and on the face. Severe craniomaxillofacial traumas or deformities threaten not just the way our senses work. They often also have psychosocial consequences: The patients affected then not only suffer from functional disorders in that they cannot eat, taste, swallow or speak properly. They are often also shunned in their immediate environment. Craniomaxillofacial surgery is a procedure for correcting such injuries and deformities through distraction and osteosynthesis.

Real world test of 3D printed cast for hand fracture

It was January and the streets were covered in thick layers of ice. One chilly morning, while shoveling snow in my front yard, I have managed to successfully fracture a bone in one of my fingers. I could immediately envision the struggles of being bound in plaster for the coming weeks: trying to bathe with my arm covered in plastic bags, the constant itching and the everyday nuisance of getting dressed properly. On my way to the emergency department, I was wondering if it would be possible to get rid of the annoyances of traditional plaster casts by creating a weblike 3D printed cast?

Regional

CHIRON Open House 2017: around 1,640 visitors from 26 countries

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Two new machining centers, offering up to 50 percent more productivity thanks to Precision+ technology, were the highlights at this year’s CHIRON Open House at the end of March. In addition, the Group presented a tool with the new web-based “RemoteLine” Teleservice, which minimizes downtime and increases machine availability. Interface-free automation solutions with their own “Variocell” robot cell supplemented the in-house exhibition, which was focused on industry 4.0 concepts and plant efficiency.

Related Equipment

Industrie 4.0 laser technology by Kuka

The technology company KUKA will be exhibiting the latest applications for the laser industry at the Laser World of Photonics in Munich (hall A2 booth 324) from 26 to 29 June: from a laser show application and components such as optics for laser welding through to higher-level system monitoring, the engineering company will display its expertise – also covering the field of Industrie 4.0.

Smoothing the challenges of rough boring

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced its next generation of rough-boring tools, which includes a Silent Tools™ solution. These new CoroBore® rough-boring tools are designed to surmount the challenges typically associated with rough boring, namely vibration, chip-breaking and process security – all while delivering high-end productivity.

Integrated measurement is Renishaw’s focus at EMO Hannover 2017

Renishaw, a world leader in precision engineering technologies, will be exhibiting its extensive range of metrology and additive manufacturing systems on two stands at EMO Hannover 2017 which takes place in Germany from 18 – 23 September 2017. Intelligent machining processes are critical to companies that want to exploit the full benefits of Industry 4.0 and throughout its main stand (hall 6, B46) Renishaw will demonstrate the power of integrating its latest measurement technologies within a manufacturing process.

CAD/CAM Software

Real world test of 3D printed cast for hand fracture

It was January and the streets were covered in thick layers of ice. One chilly morning, while shoveling snow in my front yard, I have managed to successfully fracture a bone in one of my fingers. I could immediately envision the struggles of being bound in plaster for the coming weeks: trying to bathe with my arm covered in plastic bags, the constant itching and the everyday nuisance of getting dressed properly. On my way to the emergency department, I was wondering if it would be possible to get rid of the annoyances of traditional plaster casts by creating a weblike 3D printed cast?

The Future of How Things Get Made

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