CNC machines have become standard equipment for the manufacturer who needs to produce precision instruments.
CNC machines allow the manufacturer to cut, mill, drill, grind, Lathe or rout a metal to a degree of fineness that could never be achieved with the traditional tools for those tasks. CNC machines have proven especially valuable for the production of medical supplies and support equipment.
CNC machines serve to facilitate the preparation of the needles that are used for injections. With the aid of CNC machines manufacturers have managed to make needles in specific sizes. The size of the needle represents the diameter of the hole through which the solution will need to pass. Thanks to CNC machines, the needle users can select the needle that best fits their needs. They can pick the needle that will best conduct the fluid to be infected into the muscle, or under the skin, of the patient who is in need of the injection.
CNC machines also offer the manufacturer a more efficient way to produce magnetic coders and decoders. These coders and decoders contribute to the efficiency of medical equipment. They help to transfer the reading from an internal machine onto a dial or a digital readout that can be seen from the outside. Coders and decoders are used on hospital monitors. They also contribute to the growing medical knowledge by refining the performance of the equipment of the biomedical research lab.
For example, without CNC machines the scientist in the biomedical laboratory would not know how fast a centrifuge was spinning. Without that knowledge, a research scientist would lack the ability to spin down viruses. Yet only the ability of the scientist to spin down viruses has allowed the development of kits for the detection of new and harmful viruses. In other words, detection of AIDS would have been impossible were it not for CNC machines.
CNC machines hold importance for the production of sheet metals. While sheet metals are usually associated with automobile production, sheet metals assume equal importance in the creation of some equipment for the research laboratory. For example, the current use of cell culture would be impossible without the existence of laminar flow hoods and the production of laminar flow hoods requires sheet metal. These hoods help to prevent microbes from infecting the sample under the hood. They are widespread use underlines the importance of CNC machines.
For manufacturers who deal with plastic instead of metal CNC machines also offer great benefits. They allow the adherence to close tolerance requirements. Such adherence would have been impossible with the manufacture of plastics by a simple molding process. CNC machines insure the production of large batches of plastic goods, goods that all have exactly the same dimensions.
There can be no question about the fact that many of the advances in the biomedical field came about through the use of dedicated laboratory research. But the precision and exactness of that research would never have been possible without the existence of CNC machines.