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

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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 Primary: Mechanical Design
Component Sourcing
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 Functionality Testing, Dimensional Inspection
Industry for Use Medical Implant
Volume 4
Delivery/Turnaround Time 10 Weeks
Delivery Location Warsaw, Indiana
Standards Met Customer Specifications, Solid Modeling & 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name Trauma Plate Gauge
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