Useful links

http://www.fiveaxismachining.comDedicated to 5-axis education
A new website dedicated to 5-axis education,, is now available. The site covers machining, programming and workholding, and explains how 5-axis technology can make job shops more profitable. The site was developed to educate businesses about the benefits of 5-sided machining on a 5-axis machining center. Converting from a 3-axis machining center to a 5-axis machining for 5-sided machining reduces setup time, provides cost savings, and increases accuracy. The website contains information originally developed by applications engineers with links to relevant articles from multiple sources. In addition to 5-axis content, has a dedicated email and telephone line to directly access applications engineers. The website is powered by Hurco, but focuses on the overall advantages and challenges of 5-axis machining instead of limiting content to specific Hurco products.   

CADCAM developer Delcam has established a dedicated website for its Healthcare Division as part of the greater focus on this increasingly important part of its business. The new website,, shows how companies across the medical, dental and associated industries have been able to apply Delcam's software to give a higher quality service to their patients.

Implantable Medical Devices Implantable Medical Devices to 2009 - The Freedonia Group is an international business research company that publishes more than 100 industry research studies annually. The Implantable Medical Devices to 2009 study analyzes the $23 billion US medical implant industry. It presents historical demand data (1994, 1999, 2004) and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by implant material (e.g., microelectronics, specialty metals, polymers, elastomers, biologicals and pharmaceuticals, ceramics) and type (e.g., cardiac, orthopedic, breast, opthalmic, neurological, drug, urological, cochlear, dermal/tissue).

Tooling and Manufacturing Association - TMA represents 1,300 Chicago area companies that provide manufacturers worldwide with tools & dies, molds, jigs & fixtures, special machinery, automation equipment, precision machining, turned parts, metal stampings and fabricated metal parts, plastic molded parts, die cast parts, subassemblies, plating, engraving and heat treating services. The TMA membership also features suppliers of industrial machinery & equipment, software, systems, materials and services.

USCTI - The United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) was formed in 1988 when two of the largest associations of cutting tool manufacturers joined forces. The Metal Cutting Tool Institute and the Cutting Tool Manufacturers Association combined their efforts, resulting in a single, stronger organization representing more than two-thirds of the domestic cutting tool market.

ATANA - Automation & Tooling Alliance of North America (ATANA) - 12 companies and over 250 employees - working together to help you win! For more information on our services please visit

European Tool & Mould Making - Tool & mould making is one of the world's critical industries today, essential to manufacturing in growth sectors from aerospace and medical to automotive and consumer products. Europe is the world's leader in tool & mould making design and production, and European Tool & Mould Making (ETMM) magazine is the premier publication covering this market. is a global Internet portal for tool & mould makers. It offers a searchable Suppliers Database of nearly 1,400 companies, industry news articles, listings of upcoming events, a free weekly e-mail newsletter, and many useful links.

HealthpointCapital has daily news and analysis about the orthopedic device industry in their blog.

Cutting Edge Information - Medical Device Product Management: Benchmarking Development, Marketing and Promotion (PH80)

Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation - JISRF Specializes in Clinical and Surgical Orthopaedic Study Groups, and Product Development for the Advancement of Total Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Surgery

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Health News from Medical News Today Medical news and health news headlines posted throughout the day, every day. is an encyclopaedia on medical industry showcasing key information on the manufacturers, suppliers and traders of various products and services used in healthcare industry. Offers industry overview, news, professional associations, product specifications, product catalog, B2B trade offers, trade fairs & events pertaining to global medical world.

Founded in 1902, AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes the interests of American providers of manufacturing machinery and equipment. Its goal is to promote technological advancements and improvements in the design, manufacture and sale of members' products in those markets and act as an industry advocate on trade matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.