Pete O’Neill, Executive Director at Cleveland Clinic Innovations and acting CEO of Custom Orthopaedic Solutions (Cleveland, OH), explains how 3D printing is helping his company develop and manufacture patient-specific stents that improve on existing designs.
The Lumina MP800 has a large platen space to tonnage ratio, accepts hot or cold runner molds and processes commodity and engineering grades of thermoplastic materials, including 100% recycled materials.
There is an uptick in U.S. manufacturing, and it is strong, according to Mark Bonifacio, President of Bonifacio Consulting Services (Boston). “But we need to build the next generation of toolmakers if we’re going to remain competitive,” he added.
A lot has changed in the industry over the years, and the NPE shows have provided a portrait of those changes. But a lot has stayed the same, too. Industry people still love attending NPE with their peers, their potential customers and their suppliers.
The company’s roots are in moldmaking. Today, it incorporates precision moldmaking with injection molding and other value-added services to produce critical components and sub-assemblies for customers in medical manufacturing and other sectors.
Program participants will learn and develop skills over a broad range of disciplines, including CNC machining, computer-based mold design, EDM, critical tolerance machining operations and mold construction.