Equipment

Lowell’s machining expertise can help you achieve the tolerances and specifications required for your medical device or instrument.

As experts in precision machining for medical devices, Lowell has an extensive equipment list for your machining needs. We have over 70 advanced CNC machining and turning centers to accommodate tolerances to +/- .00005″, and our machining and assembly expertise covers materials including titanium, stainless steel, cobalt chrome, PEEK™, Ultem™, Torlon®, and UHMW polyethylene.

Machining

CNC Mill/Turn

  • Swiss Style — up to 7-axis capability. Lathes with sub-spindles. Diameters from 3.2mm up to 32mm. Machined finishes to 10 Ra. Tolerances to +/- .0001″.
  • Conventional Fixed — up to 9-axis capability. Autoload 2 1/2″ bar feeders. Diameters from 1/8″ up to 1 5/8″. Secondary operation lathes with diameters to 8″.

CNC Multi-Axis Milling

  • Horizontal and vertical machining centers up to 5-axis capability. Work envelope from 17 3/4″ x 15 3/4″ x 22 3/4″ to 28″ x 20″ x 17″. High capacity tool magazines. Tolerances to +/- .0001″.

CNC Lathe Turning

  • Lathe turning with 2-axis capability. Autoload 1 5/8″ bar feeders. Diameters from 1/8″ up to 1 5/8″. Secondary operation lathes with diameters to 8″. Tolerances to +/- .00005″.

Wire EDM

  • Wire EDM with 4H technology and submersible rotary. Work envelope up to 12″ x 8″ x 6″. Tolerances to +/- .00015.
Secondary Processes

Finishing

  • Centrifugal disc finishing
  • Magnetic pin finishing
  • Vibratory tumbling
  • High velocity barrel finishing
  • Vibratory stress relieving
  • Microblasting, grit and bead blasting
  • Precision deburring under magnification
  • Aqueous ultrasonic cleaning
  • Polishing

Micro-drilling, Threading and Tapping

Packaging

  • Bar code labeling
  • Custom product packaging

Marking

  • Laser marking
  • Bar code labeling
Outsourced Processes
  • Anodizing
  • Titanium anodizing
  • Passivation
  • Laser and electron beam welding
  • Sinker and hole popping EDM
  • Cryogenic mass finishing
  • Laser cutting
  • Stamping
  • Engraving
  • Heat treating
  • Plating
  • Casting
  • Chromating
Inspection equipment
  • Leitz PMM-C 700 12-10- 7 Laboratory Grade Scanning CMM
  • Zeiss CONTURA G2 AKTIV CMM with scan sensor
  • Brown & Sharpe EXCEL CMM 7-10- 7, PH10, TP200
  • OGP Quest 600 Multisensor Measurement System with PS25 Scan module, TTL laser, TP20 and Rotary indexer.
  • OGP Avant 400 Zip Vision Measuring Machine 18” x 18”
  • Motoman HP20 Robot with 6 axes and 44 lb payload
  • SmartScope Quest 450 Multisensor Measuring System with a QVI interferometric TTL laser and feather probe
  • Keyence IM-6225T Vision Measurement System
  • CC-14 CNC Optical Comparator with ViiProbe
  • S-T 24” CNC Optical Comparator with QC5000
  • Starret HB400 Optical Comparator
  • OGP Optical Comparator
  • Mitutoyo Line LaserScan
  • X-Met 5000 Alloy Analyzer
  • View Toolmaker’s Microscope 6” x 6” with computer
  • Zeiss Surfcom 130A Profilometer
  • Mitutoyo SJ400 Profilometer
  • Brown & Sharpe Global Advantage Silver Edition CMM 700x1000x700mm frame

Contact us today to review our full equipment list.

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What innovation!! I toured Lowell two weeks ago and could not have been more impressed with your other examples of innovation, namely the robotics utilized in the QA lab and in the laser marking area. We are going to be installing our own hi-definition cameras in our QA lab soon. I’ve copied my QA faculty for them to enjoy your video.

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