August 2016

Features

Materials

Metal medical miracles

Many physical ailments would go untended if it weren’t for the metals surgeons use to repair us. Cobalt chrome alloys, titanium, stainless steel – these and a host of proprietary metals are used in knee and hip joint replacement, fusion cages that relieve pressure on ailing discs, pacemakers and pumps, and the screws and hardware that hold it all together.

Today’s Technology Center

Today’s Technology Center sneak peek: IMTS 2016 Booth #W-20

GIE Media’s Today’s Technology Center (Booth #W-20) will showcase the latest technology in the aerospace, medical, motor vehicle, and energy industries at IMTS 2016. Visitors can get a close look at leading-edge innovations from manufacturing’s four hottest markets brought to you by Today’s Medical Developments, Today’s Motor Vehicles, Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, and Today’s Energy Solutions.

Compliance

ISO urges value stream mapping

In Part 2 of this 3-part series on the changes between ISO 13845:2003 and ISO 13485:2016, P&Y Management Resources’ founder discusses how to quantify the cost of quality.