ESPRIT and Tornos team make an ideal pair for medical machining (5-Aug-2009)|
“You save time! Before, some machining had to be done on machine A, followed by finishing operations on machine B. Now our workpieces can be machined and finished all at one time, on one and the same machine.”
--- Andrès Salas, director of High Technology Manufacturing
With no shortage of demand for surgical applications and ever-more-sophisticated wares, the orthopedic industry is enjoying a healthy growth spurt.
Taking advantage of that growth is High Technology Manufacturing, or HTM, a French company headquartered in Péronnas — a city in the Ain region of Eastern France — that specializes in the production of orthopedic screws, as well as work for the military and aerospace industries.
When it came to selecting new partners, HTM chose a machine by machine-tool-maker Tornos, and ESPRIT computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) software, by DP Technology, for its programming needs.
HTM turns out more than 50,000 screws on an annual basis and sub-contracts a high proportion of that task to a large American group of companies leading the global distribution of products for the expanding niche market.
The ability to provide a comprehensive range of services — including machining, engraving, conditioning, and electrolytic polishing and sanding, among others — makes HTM a standout among the competition, which provides unrefined workpieces sans additional refinements.
Open the attached file to read the fill story, which appeared in DecoMagazine in 2008.