Improving Surgical Drilling: The Challenge Facing Orthopedic Surgeons

Drilling bone is a surgical art that can be unnecessarily challenging due to poorly designed and manufactured bone drills. While bone drilling is a common procedure in orthopedic surgery for producing screw insertion holes to fixate fractures and implants, the increase in temperature during such a procedure caused by poor drills increases the chances of…

CAM.2 Micro Grinding System: Producing Next-Gen Precision Guidewires

Producing consistent, high-quality medical guidewires requires tight tolerances and a remarkably high level of precision with virtually no room for error. Any incorrect dimensions, surface coarseness, or protrusions can result in unacceptable rejection rates and product defects requiring costly rework. Unfortunately, many of today’s medical guidewires are produced using decades-old CAD/CAM technology that is periodically…