medical device

Articles and blog posts about medical device and precision medical machined parts
Precision Medical Machining

22 Mar: Precision Medical Machining

Precision medical machining requires strict quality control, highly skilled programmers and operators, and rigorous attention to detail. Our team of expert precision machinists has decades of experience completing the most advanced, intricate and complex projects in the medical device industry. Precision Medical Machining The medical breakthroughs of our generation have happened, in part, because of the sophisticated devices that precision medical machining makes possible. We manufacturer component parts that improve people’s quality of life, allowing them to live longer, healthier,…

robotic surgery requires precisely machined parts

18 Jan: Precision Parts for Robotic Surgery

Ask Colleen Shirey and she’ll tell you that robotic surgery is the only way to go. Robotically-assisted surgical devices are changing the experience of surgery for both doctors and patients with minimally invasive, robot assisted technology. Robotic surgical systems allow surgeons to work through a few small incisions using tiny instruments and precise motion control inside the patient’s body. When Colleen needed surgery on her mitral valve because of an infection, her doctor recommended using a robotic surgical system. Her…

a close-up view of the Willemin interior

11 May: The Willemin and What it Means for Medical Machining

In no other industry is precision more necessary than in the medical and surgical fields. In many cases, the parts manufactured by Swiss Precision Machining are used in life saving procedures. We have a long history with high precision medical parts machining. Our roots are in dental and medical and we were on the leading edge in the early 2000s, manufacturing parts for the da Vinci® Surgical System, a robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS) platform. Our history in medical machining…

Shaping Quality Dentistry

20 Mar: Shaping Quality Dentistry for Over 40 Years

Mike Haupers, President of Swiss Precision Machining, has been machining dental tools since he was in the seventh grade. His father was a dental instrument maker and ran a machine shop out of their basement. There, Mike learned what it meant to make a quality dental instrument and SPM’s long history of dental tool machining began. “We were doing dental points for scalers. The material was W1 tool steel, which was readily machinable. Then, between my 8th grade and freshman year…

05 Apr: Medical Device Tax Suspension

Branded a job-killer when it was introduced, the Medical Device Excise Tax was temporarily suspended starting January 1st of 2016, until the end of 2017. The tax was created to impose an excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices by the manufacturer or importer of the device.  This tax had been fought over for years, since it was implemented as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2013. Interestingly enough, the suspension of the tax…

09 Feb: The Medical Industry is Growing & Swiss Precision Machining is Ready

Unprecedented demand for medical equipment and healthcare services are forecasted for the very near future. In fact, the medical industry is booming, and is considered to be “recession-proof” because of its importance. The aging population is probably one of the most significant trends affecting the medical industry right now. Recent news reports quote U.S. Census Bureau statistics and forecasts stating that by the year 2020, the number of people between the ages of 65 and 74 will increase 74 percent….

21 Jul: Growth in the Surgical Device Market & Minimally Invasive Procedures

At Swiss Precision Machining, our capabilities include applications within the medical device industry. By utilizing the latest technology in CNC Swiss Style Screw Machines and CNC Vertical Machining Centers, we are able to stay competitive while still offering quality products. We’re proud to be involved in this most-important of industries. As such, we follow developments within it very closely. Below, a sampling of the latest trends: The Surgical Equipment Market Is Growing The market for surgical handheld instruments has recently…