da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System relies on Swiss Precision. Key to winning the business: follow the golden rules of customer service! Ask questions. Listen to customer needs. Deliver quality product. Stand by your product. These are the golden rules of good customer service. And these are the reasons that Intuitive Surgical of Sunnyvale, California, manufacturer … Continue reading Under the blade of a robot!
It is always the weakest link that conditions the global performance of any system. Often that’s “small items seen as non relevant ” that impacts negatively the whole result. For instance in a company working in just in time, a lot of parameters have to be taken into account and tool management is part of … Continue reading Juste in time tooling
For the second time, medical technology has place of honour in the Bernese Jura (Switzerland). From 10th to 13 March 2009, Moutier will play host to the mediSIAMS fair. Here we look at the first event and the future. Off to a first success In March 2007 with little over 200 exhibitors and nearly 5000 … Continue reading When medicine meets micro technology…
The medical sector is estimated at about € 200 billion in sales worldwide and is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.4 percent over the next two to three years. The world population is aging and the average yearly per capita spending for healthcare increases with age. According some studies, a man … Continue reading Working for the medical sector? Not that different…
High precision machining needs know-how and open mind. I’ve met yesterday François Champion who is head of Sales and Marketing with Applitec and that was interesting because once again I discovered that technical skills is important but that’s nothing without a clear vision of what customers need. Medical tooling Medical is not significantly different than … Continue reading Applitec tooling for Medical
In today’s difficult business environment, manufacturers are looking to boost their productivity and competitiveness – sustainably and substantially. Iscar has launched a new 3P Productivity Plan, which already has helped hundreds of successful manufacturers to see an immediate savings of more than 25% in production cost due to an improvement in metalcutting productivity, plus better … Continue reading Iscar’s 3P Productivity plan put into action
Bio-compatibility is a fundamental element in the cleaning of surgical implants. It is important to eliminate cutting fluids and lubricants after mechanical operations. This allows for a simplified final cleaning process and guarantees bio-compatibility. The use of A3 non-chlorinated solvents on site during the manufacturing of implants is a genuine example of modern techniques being … Continue reading Precision cleaning in the field of surgical implants
Who doesn’t know Schaublin Machines in Europe? Many professionals grew with a lathe labelled with this brand. Nowadays ten thousands of these machines are being used throughout the world. For many decades, the brand is closely linked with high quality and Swiss precision. The company never stops innovating, on the communication field with its actions … Continue reading Finished parts in one clamping
The Prodex international trade fair for machine tools, tools and production measurement held from 18 to 22 November in the Basel Exhibition Centre can be described as a success. The 325 exhibitors, who are spread out over an area of about 20,000 square metres, and represent more than 900 suppliers, welcomed 28,195 trade visitors during … Continue reading Prodex, Basle (Switzerland) – Record number of visitors
The value of the magazine is not only its widely spread circulation that sees it presented to thousands of factories throughout Europe, but more importantly its content. It is the only European magazine dedicated to the high precision industries. Straight to the point, the articles are surrounded by targeted advertisements in order to create a … Continue reading What makes the magazine successful?