Delcam PartMaker webinar on bone-screw manufacture


Developments in the manufacture of bone screws will be the topic for the second webinar in the monthly series on medical device manufacture being held by Delcam’s PartMaker Division.  The webinar will take place on 29th April and will feature Marc Stipo, President of High Point Precision Products, as a guest speaker.  Mr. Stipo’s company has been involved in the manufacture of bone screws on Swiss-type lathes for a variety of leading medical device OEMs for a number of years. 

The PartMaker webinar series for manufacturing professionals focuses on the optimal manufacturing and CNC programming techniques for a variety of common families of medical device.  Each one hour webinar focuses on the manufacture of a particular implantable device and covers such issues as part application, machine tool selection, tooling options and CNC programming considerations.  They are being conducted by PartMaker product specialists with extensive medical device manufacturing expertise.  The webinars are all free of cost and available to both existing PartMaker users and prospective users alike.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, bone screws are used for internal fixation more often than any other type of implant, which means their manufacture probably represents the single largest opportunity in the medical device field.  This webinar will discuss a number of issues to do with bone screws, including surgical applications, tool selection and, of course, programming techniques in PartMaker for making bone screws, including single-point threading and thread whirling among others.

"Manufacturing options available to companies making medical devices are changing rapidly,” commented PartMaker Division President Hanan Fishman.  "The machine tool, cutting tool and CNC programming techniques available in the market today to make medical devices has changed immensely in the past 24 months.  The idea of this webinar series is explain what these changes are and how firms that are either making medical devices currently or are considering doing so need to apply the latest in advanced manufacturing to manufacture medical devices productively and profitably given the dynamics of their business.”

The final two webinars will be on May 27th and June 24th when the topics will be the manufacture of spinal plates and spinal hooks respectively.  For more details on any of the series, please go to

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