Applications

 

Medical industry

The medical industry’s highly sophisticated applications and challenging materials such as titanium and stainless steel cast in vacuum) demand original machining solutions. One revolutionary Tornos feature that is ideal for medical applications is our high speed thread whirling. For bone screws, spinal hooks, dental implants, and more, Tornos has what you need for speed, precision and profitability.

 

Applications

Mechanical applications in the human body!

Just like a car or machine, the human body benefits from the technological progress of small-parts turning. Many advances in genetic engineering, biology and biochemistry are realized through mechanics. Precision and stringent requirements in terms of safety and stability are essential for medical parts and the results are very definitive.

 

During an implant operation or when repairing a broken limb, the movements and tools deployed by the specialist – whether he is a dentist or orthopaedic surgeon – are very similar to those used by mechanical engineers: screw driver, clamp, drill and, of course, the tooling.

 

Research applied in all areas of small parts turning directly benefits medicine but, despite a similar appearance, the demands made on surgical screws (bone screws, maxillary-facial screws, implants etc.) and on bio-implants, are clearly much greater for the human body than for a good many other applications.

 

Tornos has developed tried and tested solutions in this very demanding field.

Technology at the service of the human body

To be at the forefront of medical parts technology -- this is your challenge!

If it is your aim to develop very precise and complex components to be implanted in the human body, then you will have to face the industry’s technological challenges.

 

The excellence of your engineering facilities, coupled with your experience, passion and desire to go beyond all limits, are vital for fast on-going development of medical technology to the benefit of human well-being and the quality of life. Tornos can help.

Many parts: one complete solution.

Tornos Knows:

 

  • Orthopaedics
  • Setting bone fractures
  • Joint replacement
  • Dental implants, anchorages, fixing tooling
  • Maxillary-facial screws, micro screws
  • Spinal column implants
  • Bone screws (spongiosa, corticalis, malleolar, navicular, cannulated, etc…)
  • Bone surgery in general
  • Transfixing pins
  • Hip screws
  • Nails
  • Pacemakers
  • Tooling, millers, bore bits, reamers
  • Shorter and shorter times to execute parts
  • Versatility of orders and part upgrades
  • Ever growing pressure on prices
  • Very demanding requirements at quality, tolerance and statistical inspection levels.

 

Let us help you find the best solution for your production processes.

 

Medical Industry Statistics:

The following information has been compiled worldwide:

 

  • One bone fracture occurs every 14 seconds.
  • One spine fixation occurs every 60 seconds
  • 700,000 injuries occur from exercise, bowling, racquet sports and hiking in the United States each year.

 

The following information pertains to the orthopedic industry:

 

  • The industry grew 18.7% from 2002 to 2003.
  • A typical surgery uses a few bone screws from a full kit.  The unused screws are pitched.
  • Most suppliers of orthopedic screws use proprietary thread and driver sockets making flexible manufacturing even more important.
  • About 60% of all threads for dental and medical devices are currently whirled.