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| Month Year June 2016


MEDICAL FOCUS — A S P ECIAL S ECT ION MEDICAL FOCUS — A SPECIAL SECTION


CONTENTS c FEATURES


41 / SMART, NEW MEDICAL DEVICES COMING TO MARKET FASTER


The FDA tries to keep up with medical device market shift to wearable devices that collect, analyze, and transmit data.


49 / BIOPRINTING HELPING RESEARCHERS UNDERSTAND HOW CELLS WORK


Challenges for bioprinting include vascularization, cell development, machine usability and regulations.


57 / BASIC VMC PLATFORM IS A PROVEN WORKHORSE


VMCs have had a productive past, present and the future looks promising.


JUNE 2016 VOL. 156, NO. 6 SPECIAL SECTION


MEDICALMED CAL FOCUS — A SPECIAL SECTION


We explore the latest technologies used to make medical parts.


Cover: An impeller part for a jet fuel pump or auxiliary power unit is being produced on Mitsui Seiki’s Vertex 55X II VMC with an ultra-high- accuracy capability option. Users can gain signifi cant production improvements eliminating the traditional machine “warm up” time for very demanding precision jobs.


DEPARTMENTS


4 / UPFRONT Medical Manufacturing: Disruption in the Bones


6 / CONNECT & ENGAGE


8 / ADVANCED MANUFACTURING NOW


Smarter Automation, Better for Humans SHOP SOLUTIONS


33 / LIFTING DEVICES REDUCE INCUBATOR ASSEMBLY LABOR


Thermo Fischer Scientifi c, a leading manufacturer of laboratory technology designed new incubators to cultivate human and animal cells.


37 / ELECTRIC TUBE BENDER SPURS AEROSPACE SUPPLIER GROWTH


66 / SURFACE METROLOGY, THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE RIGHT JOB


There probably has never been a time with more choices for measuring precision engineered surfaces. The key issue may not be how many tools there are, but rather which is right for your task.


74 / MODEL-BASED INSPECTION GAINS TRACTION IN QA


New developments in statistical process control (SPC) and point-cloud metrology software spur improvements in manufacturing quality.


Aerospace Manufacturing Inc. (AMI) and sister-company Aerospace Welding Minneapolis Inc. (AWI) are both just south of the Twin Cities, in Eagan, MN. Both serve the aerospace industry.


82 / BIG MILL MASTERS LARGE PROGRESSIVE STAMPING DIES


Victory Tool (Anoka, MN) a midwestern tool and die manufacturer, sought a better solution to machine large, complicated metal stamping components they were outsourcing and found an answer which met their requirements.


11 / SME SPEAKS Annual Event Helps Predict Next Big Thing


15 / NEWSDESK


FANUC Introduces New IoT Technology


20 / SOFTWARE UPDATE Data-Driven Predictive Analytics Can Transform Plant Engineering


27 / TECH FRONT


MIT 3D Prints Robots, No Assembly Required 85 / PRODUCT PREVIEWS 92 / CLASSIFIEDS 93 / AD INDEX


94 / WORKFORCE PIPELINE Connect Education with Job Opportunities


96 / VIEWPOINTS Global Manufacturing Scene Filled with Opportunities


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