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Hufschmied machining systems for medical technology

Implants. Surgical instruments. Medical apparatus. The rapid progress in medical technology makes doctors and patients dream about what might be possible. Hufschmied is passionate about helping make these dreams come true. We support medical technology in the research of innovative compatible materials and processes. Then we supply material-specific cutting tools for machining parts to the highest level of perfection. Technology should serve people. And if it helps them regain independence, mobility and tactile perception, it lives up to this claim. It’s nice that high-tech can be so emotional.

The use of new, innovative materials in medical technology benefits many people who depend on medical technology. Hufschmied offers the right process-optimizing tools for the manufacture of these aids – perfectly matched to the material in question.

Process-optimized for innovative medical technology. Perfectly fitting implants and prostheses.

Tools for medical technology are often special tools that must be characterized by repeatability and validated manufacturing processes. Various plastics, but also metals and alloys are used for this purpose. Our production program includes special milling cutters and drills for the cost-effective and fast production of these demanding engineering components. Our special carbide tools are perfectly adapted to their requirements.

Numerous customers are already benefiting from our many years of experience in machining a wide variety of materials for medical technology. The process-optimized milling and cutting tools from Hufschmied are used, for example, in the manufacture of knee prostheses, dental implants, and also in the production of dialysis machines and cardiac pacemakers. They impress with precision, speed, freedom from burrs and a long service life.

Plastics in medical technology – machining without reworking with Hufschmied

In the field of implants components made of plastics such as UHM/PE, Peek or Peek-CF are used. For their machining we recommend toric milling tools, copy milling cutters, but also twist drills and step drills.

Validated and repeatable production of medical instruments and devices without post-processing costs.

These tools guarantee fiber-free, burr-free processing as well as high surface quality.

Machining metals in medical technology – with optimized tools from Hufschmied

When manufacturing medical technology products from metal, the durability of the machining tools is particularly important. In addition to long tool life, the focus is on large metal removal rates and high surface qualities without burr formation.
Tools for the production of surgical instruments made of stainless steel as well as implants made of titanium or high-strength alloys are a particular challenge. Chromium-cobalt alloys for hip joints, for example, are highly wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant. Since these are relatively hard and mechanically very stable, the cutting tools used must be precisely adapted to these conditions to avoid short tool lives. For example, the cutting edge must be positioned exactly right to prevent notch wear.

High-precision machining of plastics, high-strength alloys or titanium.

Cutting edge geometry and cutting material are also crucial when machining titanium. In addition to a perfect cut, favorable chip formation must be ensured. In addition, the temperature must not rise too much, since titanium reacts chemically with the cutting material of the tools at high temperatures and gives off heat very strongly via the tool used during machining. The right cutting speed and the right feed rate are decisive factors for perfect machining results.

Hufschmied supports you in these tasks not only with the perfectly suitable tools, but also with consulting and our extensive process know-how. Contact us.

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Universal-Line – Plastics

  • Highest surface quality when finishing sliding surfaces especially in UHM/PE
  • High feed rates due to special cutting edge geometry straight in the center
  • Burr-free and therefore rework-free machining
  • Micro-structured cutting edges lead to uniformly low surface roughness

→ Cost reduction due to freedom from reworking and increase in machining speed

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