Great tips before picking a medical CNC machine shop

All CNC machine shops aren’t created equal.

Choosing the right one can be the most important step in your next project. It is not an overstatement to say that lives could depend on the component parts produced by the shop you select. Download this e-book for the basics of what to look for in a shop — from capabilities to equipment to regulatory compliance.

Among the topics covered are why:

  • Multi-axis, multifunction equipment is so important
  • Having ISO 13485 (the medical version of ISO 9001) is critical
  • A formal validation process for medical products is necessary
  • Flawless medical parts require a higher level of inspection
  • The shop may need to outsource

If you are involved in making decisions regarding components for the orthopedic, cardiovascular, dental or optical industries, this e-book is for you. It won’t take you long to read through it, and I feel it will be well worth your time.


About the author: Doug Wetzel is Vice President and General Manager of Protomatic. Protomatic is a CNC precision machining shop specializing in prototype and short-run production components for the medical, aerospace and other technical industries. Because of the critical nature of the parts they design and manufacture, the emphasis is always on Life-Saving Precision.