Manufacturing Explorers: Season 1, Episode 3 | Tangible Solutions
What began in a garage as a small service bureau has become a 25,000-sq. ft. facility for a contract manufacturer of 3D printed titanium orthopedic implants. Beginning with metal powder, layer by layer, from prototype to production, titanium orthopedic implants take shape at Tangible Solutions. Specializing in additive manufacturing for the healthcare industry evolved organically to include 3D printed spinal implants and the design, proof and production of orthopedic devices — roughly 30 different products in all. The possibilities are fascinating from an engineer’s perspective — change the material volume by less than 5%, and you can increase the “springy-ness” of the device by 50%. Voila, optimization achieved! Here’s how it happens.
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Play video Manufacturing Explorers: Season 1, Episode 1 | C&A Tool
Manufacturing Explorers: Season 1, Episode 1 | C&A Tool
Using 3D printing to produce parts in the aerospace, medical and industrial sectors requires trust — lots of it. The accuracy of a drill canula for brain surgery absolutely depends on straightness and accuracy for success.
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Manufacturing Explorers: Season 1, Episode 2 | Major Tool
Large custom fabrication and precision machining is really an understatement when you’re talking about a 13,000-lb. piece of aluminum. But more impressive than the massive equipment and raw materials are the people who make it happen.
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Manufacturing Explorers: Season 1, Episode 4 | Mazak
A father-son duo explores an outstanding variety of Midwest manufacturers. New episodes airing at 9:45am every morning of the IMTS Network week.