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Tyrolit Offers Grinding Technologies for Medical Applications
November 22, 2019
The trend of an ever-aging society has increasingly brought medical advancements and medical technology into the spotlight. At the same time, the demand for "spare parts" and implants for the human body is increasing in order to maintain the quality of life into old age.
Due to the requirement for precision and small tolerances in this industry, manufacturers look to their reliable and experienced partners. Continuous innovation for over 100 years has enabled Tyrolit to keep its finger on the pulse of the times.
Their new lightweight core made of natural fibers allows for a significant weight reduction in knee joint grinding. The N-LW (natural lightweight) core is not only lighter and more cost-effective, but also offers positive damping characteristics. In grinding femur components the use of superabrasive grinding tools is the industry standard and Tyrolit manufactures a double-layered disc with a high wheel rim that can be used for processing over the full 20 mm.
Tyrolit offers a selection of grinding and polishing sleeves for the machining of hip joints. At this year’s COMPAMED they presented their range of various resin and vitrified bonded grinding tools. The productivity of the manufacturing process can be increased by using conventional or superabrasive grinding tools adapted to the respective application. For example, the cycle times for pre-grinding could be reduced from 10 to 1 minute.
A third pillar of their medical technology portfolio is the processing of surgical instruments. An updated range of grinding and polishing tools from Tyrolit is used for a variety of finishing processes. For more safety during surgical procedures, scalpels are sharpened with Tyrolit Cool Cut discs and finished with elastic tools, thus guaranteeing the highest surface quality.