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Design & Fabrication of a Trauma Plate Gauge for the Medical Implant Industry



Kent Machine (KM) was contracted by a major Warsaw, IN-based medical industry firm in order to tap into the engineering talent and experience KM offers. KM participated in the design and fabrication of the Trauma Plate Gauge shown here. The process began with customer-provided specification and CAD files. Additional mechanical design and component sourcing resulted in selection of 6061-T6 aluminum and 4140 steel as the primary materials. Precision machining was utilized for fabrication, with tolerances of ±0.001". A LeBlond Makino CNC Mill, coupled with a Moore #3 Jig Grinder performed the primary fabrication steps. Subsequent assembly, heat treatment, and final inspection of geometry and function followed. The product delivered was notably faster than solutions offered by coordinate-measuring machine (CMM) type gauges.

Kent Machine demonstrated design and fabrication services that prioritized a speedy delivery time along with a bottom line of durability and intelligent design at every step of the production process. The customer received a product that was guaranteed to have an extended and trouble free service life, while retaining distinct advantages over competing solutions. To learn how you can take advantage of Kent Machine's design and fabrication services, contact us today.






Highlights of this Design & Fabrication Project

Design & Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes

Component Sourcing
Assembly

Primary: Mechanical Design

Machining

Heat Treating

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

LeBlond Makino CNC Mill
Moore #3 Jig Grinder

Overall Part Dimensions

Base
  • Length: 11"
  • Width: 4"
  • Height: 1/2"
Profile Gage
  • Length: 10"
  • Width: 3"
  • Height: 2"

Tightest Tolerances

0.001" True Position Of Holes

Material Used

Base: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Profile Gauge: 4140

Material Finish

Hardened to Rc 40 - 45

In Process Testing/Inspection Performed

Dimensional Inspection
Functionality Testing

Industry for Use

Medical Implant

Volume

4

Delivery/Turnaround Time

10 Weeks

Delivery Location

Warsaw, Indiana

Standards Met

2D CAD Drawing
Customer Specifications

Solid Modeling

Product Name

Trauma Plate Gauge


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