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Lowell regularly contributes to and is sought out for inclusion in industry articles about medical device manufacturing. Find the latest news and information below.

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The Impact of Multitasking in Today’s Shops

Production Machining

Multitasking machinery is helping manufacturers increase productivity. Production Machining highlights Lowell’s investment in multitasking machinery to increase throughput in this article.

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Machining Medicine: Insights into Precision and Laser Machining Demands

Orthopedic Design & Technology Magazine

Precision and laser machining are essential to manufacturing complex medical devices. In this ODT article, Lowell shares its perspective on how DFM, GD&T and custom tooling improve processes and outcomes for customers.

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Implant Disruption

Orthopedic Design & Technology Magazine

Medical device manufacturing is entering a new age as changes arrive to technologies, materials and processes. In this ODT article, Lowell shares its perspective on the shifts that are influencing the implant market.

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Motoman Robot Tends PMM & CMM

Automation and Robotics

View a video clip of Lowell’s Motoman HP20 robot as it tends our Leitz PMM and Brown & Sharpe CMM. The robot’s 24/7 capability removes an important testing bottleneck. The Motoman HP20 runs virtually unattended. The robot was acquired, programmed, installed and tested by Lowell personnel.

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Communicating Design Intent

MD+DI
By Greg Berrevoets

Greg Berrevoets, a New Product Development Engineer at Lowell, wrote this article entitled “Using CAD/CAM to Communicate Design Intent” to show how the precision language of GD&T is used to streamline the communication process between OEM and their contact manufacturing partners.

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Tolerance Stackups

MD+DI
By Greg Berrevoets

Greg Berrevoets, a New Product Development Engineer at Lowell, wrote this article entitled “Tolerance Stackups in Complex Medical Device Assemblies” shows that the cost associated with performing a proper stackup is much more attractive than the cost associated with revisions and missed product launches.

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Identification and Control – Positive About Material Identification

Precision Manufacturing
By Keith Summers and Jim Stertz

Jim Stertz, Quality/Technology Director at Lowell, co-wrote this piece on Material Identification and Control using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF).

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Automating the PMM/CMM at Lowell

Automating the PMM/CMM at Lowell
By Jim Stertz

Jim Stertz, Quality/Technology Director at Lowell, wrote this piece on automating the PMM/CMM using a Motoman robot and configuring the entire system in-house.

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Achieve Higher Mechanical Precision with Profile Tolerancing

Quality Magazine
By Dr. Greg Hetland and Dan Goldman

This article, entitled “Achieve Higher Mechanical Precision with Profile Tolerancing” appeared in Quality Magazine. Dr. Hetland of the International Institute of GD&T and Dan Goldman of Honeywell in the most comprehensive article yet, address profile tolerancing and its advantages over linear tolerancing. Solid models and test data provided by Lowell.

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Lowell’s Custom Tooling Process

Manufacturing Engineering Magazine
By Jim Stertz

Lowell’s custom tooling process was featured in the March issue of Manufacturing Engineering Magazine published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME). The article entitled “Improving Medical Devices at Lowell” outlined our process from tool design and fabrication to production.

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