Grinding Technologies

Precision Centerless and Electrochemical Grinding Technologies

Our versatile precision grinding equipment lines typically require a smaller footprint than similar machines yet excel in demanding high-production environments where the name of the game is high volume at low cost. Our engineers can tailor a precision turnkey solution for to meet the exacting requirements of your applications, including: Guidewires, Needles, Bone Pins/ Drills, K-Wires, Biopsy Needles, Asthma Inhaler Pins, Screws and more.

TF-9DHD Infeed/Throughfeed Centerless Grinder

The TF-9DHD Infeed/Throughfeed Centerless Grinder uses computer controls to grind both hard and soft materials including catheters, medical guidewires, and spinal cord stimulators. Inside the compact footprint is a 15HP main spindle motor powering an 8.625” wide work wheel combining to remove more material faster, and with better surface finishes, than similar machines with narrower grinding wheels. The TF-9DHD is designed to enhance productivity through a simple control interface and automation integration.

CAM.2 Micro Grinder

The CAM.2 Micro Grinder can produce flats, radiuses, needle points, and non-linear shapes; the perfect machine to grind complex medical guidewires, dental parts, and small precision parts for various industries. Combining the latest in multi-axis servo motor control, submicron positioning, and an intuitive 15″ HMI, the CAM.2 offers unmatched performance. With the CAM.2’s full-fledged G-code underpinnings, direct integration with CAD/CAM packages is seamless. Previously unproduceable parts can be made easily, with minimal setup time, and with limited operator training.

GT-610 Centerless Grinders

The Glebar modular GT-610 Series of precision Infeed/Thru-feed Centerless Grinders remove more material faster, and with better surface finishes than competing machines. Applications for machines within this series include aerospace fasteners, automotive transmission components, engine parts, and valve stems, PCD drill bits, arthroscopic bone shavers, bone drill blanks, medical device components, and more.

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P5K Gauging Machine

Revolutionize your metrology process with the Glebar P5K Gauging System – the fastest and most accurate solution for medical guidewire measurement. Scanning at a remarkable 160,000 diameter readings per second,

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P4K: Profile Metrology System

The Glebar P4K Gauging System is the world’s fastest and most accurate profile metrology system available for long parts or multiple short parts. It is the industry standard for measuring

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Filler Spouts | GT-610

Challenge: A food equipment manufacturer approached Glebar to improve productivity and reduce costs for their food filler machines. The metal spout requires grinding for several reasons. They come in contact with

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medical guidewires

Guidewires (Process Efficiency | CAM.2)

Challenge: To eliminate additional processes in the production of guidewires. The conventional process uses several machines to profile a shape in an interventional guidewire. Solution Glebar eliminated pre- and post- processes

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Guidewires (Rapid Changeover | GT-9AC)

Challenge: A Medical device customer needed to rapidly changeover between a family of Nitinol guidewires having various lengths and geometries. Since the geometry of the components varied in length, the customer

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Guidewires (Gauging | P4K)

Challenge: Lack of a clear, simple method to inspect the geometric profile of many components. Existing systems are slow, unreliable, and complex to operate. Solution Glebar’s P4K gauging system was designed

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Abrasive Cutoff Machine: CS1-A

The Tridex CS1-A Precision Abrasive Cutoff Machine provides fast, clean cuts with little to no burrs. Robust design using high precision CNC grade components for superior accuracy in cutoff of

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Aerospace Fasteners (Gauging | P4K)

Challenge: Lack of a clear, simple method to inspect the geometric profile of many components, including titanium aerospace fasteners. Existing systems are slow, unreliable, and complex to operate. Solution Glebar’s P4K

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Alumina (Ceramic) Spacers | DD-7

Challenge: To accurately grind alumina spacers used in nuclear power plant control rods. The length of the components are extremely critical to the efficiency of the fuel rod. The components need

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Arthroscopic Shavers (Gauging | P4K)

Challenge: Lack of a clear, simple method to inspect the geometric profile of many components. Existing systems are slow, unreliable, and complex to operate. Solution Glebar’s P4K gauging system was designed

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Automation Capabilities

Glebar’s dedicated staff of engineers and applications personnel can design and integrate a turnkey automated precision grinding solution to meet your specific application needs for your Glebar centerless, micro, double

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Automation Process

At MMT Automation, we follow a defined process flow for Equipment Development & Design; from Planning through Specification, Design, Construction, Testing & Installation. This process supports a typical Gamp5 Validation V-Model.

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Automotive Fastener | GT-610

Challenge: A tier one automotive fastener supplier needed to grind bolts for a major automotive company automatically at high volume, with a high degree of precision.The customer’s existing process was

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Automotive Solenoid | GT-610

Challenge: To thrufeed automatically thru feed grind an automotive component and achieve a 1.2 Rz surface finish Solution Using a GT-610 thrufeed machine coupled with a vibratory feeding system that oriented

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Back Bevel

Challenge Converted OD grinders with custom tooling and soft grinding wheels all of which wear at a high rate. Setup and changeover time is significant and requires extensive mechanical adjustments.

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Balloon Catheter Infographic

Flashless Tipping Thermal Bonding Hole Forming/ Skiving Balloon Forming Coil Winding Catheter Lamination Cut to Length Bonding Skiving/Hole Forming Marker Band Swaging Guidewire Grinding Stent Crimping Balloon Forming, Pleating &

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Balloon Catheter Tooling

Figure 1: Balloon Trimmer/Tip Cutter Performs precision square end cuts to specified lengths. Quick and repeatable results on items such as balloon necks and catheter tips. Figure 2: Balloon Trimmer/Tip

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Balloon Forming: BFM 3310

The Interface BFM-3310 Balloon Forming Machine is a computer-controlled system that expands upon a continued standard of excellence with ever-increasing capabilities and options. The BFM-3310 is a bench-top system designed

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Balloon Forming: BFM 500 S2

Description The Balloon Forming Machine (BFM-500- S2) has full servo control on the proximal and distal axis. This allows for precise and fast stretching of the parisons during the balloon-blowing

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Balloon Forming: BFMS 500 S2

Description The Split Mold Balloon Forming Machine (BFMS-500- S2) has full servo control on the proximal and distal axis. This allows for precise and fast stretching of the parisons during

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Benchtop Coil Winder

Key Features Winds loose (variable or fixed pitch) coils on a spinning mandrel.  Right chuck position can be adjusted to get variable mandrel lengths.  Mandrel length is part of the

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Interface BFM-441003x Balloon Former

BFM-4410-3x

The Interface Model BFM-4410-x3 Computerized Balloon Forming Machine is a bench-top system, designed to handle a wide range of tubing sizes and materials. This includes materials such as Polyethylene (PE),

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biomedical cell pellets

Biomedical PE/CT Scan Pellets | GT-610

Challenge: To thrufeed grind ceramic pellets, which are used to manufacture radiopharmaceuticals (radiotracers) used in CT scans. The pellet count had to be tracked through the machine and the customer needed

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Bonding: Hot Box

The CATH-TECH HOTBOX (CT HOTBOX) uses a flexible way to tip catheters, recover heat shrink or reflow tubing segments. We offer customization of these hot boxes, which will allow for

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Bonding: Split Die Bonder

CT Spilt Die Bonder enables two catheter ends (made with similar materials) to be sealed together and encased in heat shrink material. This helps provide consistency to the seal. Key

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Braided Tube Cutting: 700 L Automated

The Accu-Cut 700L Automated Braided Tubing Cutter brings the engineering of the Accu-Cut 202L to difficult materials, including braid-reinforced tubing, stainless steel, polycarbonate and nylon 12. The 700L features a

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Braided Tube Cutting: 700M Semi Automated

The Semi-Automatic Braided Tubing Cutter targets rotary cutting applications for polyimide and pebax-based stainless-steel reinforced tubing, hard plastics including PEEK and polycarbonate and high durometer Nylon 12, and thin wall

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BT-NG Thermal Bonding Machine

Robust and stable thermal bonding machine designed to provide the user with an effective and reliable production machine for bonding all sorts of balloon and catheter components with minimal cost

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Burnishing Tools | GT-610 CNC

Challenge: To grind burnishing and expander rolls used in manufacturing tubes for a multitude of applications ranging from oil and gas tubes to automotive. Due to the shape of the parts

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Catheter Bodies | TF-9DHD

Challenge: To point and shape catheter bodies free of debris and scratches, at high production rates. Solution Some catheters require a grinding operation after extrusion in order to taper the distal

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Catheter Component Processing

At MMT, we are proud to offer top-notch services and support for catheter and guidewire manufacturing. Our services cater to a diverse range of OEMs and contract manufacturers. Whether you

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Catheter Drilling and Cutting System

SYNEO’s Automated Catheter Drill and Cut systems allow engineers to produce finished, drilled and precision cut-to-length catheter components in a continuous and fully automated manufacturing process. Raw materials can be presented

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Catheter Laminating: 311

EBD Quad Catheter Laminator shrinks catheter tubing faster than the competition. Designed for vertical operation, its patented hot air circulation process contains the heat within the system, maximizing the time

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Catheter Laminating: Reflow

The Cath-Tech (CT) Reflow Chamber is a precision catheter lamination solution that utilizes a strictly controlled and conventional heated chamber while navigating down tubing at a precise and regulated speed.

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Catheter Laminating: Reflow Roller

The R&D Engineering Reflow Roller boasts eight (8) chambers that continuously feed the product, and enable a quick transition between loads by the operator. This easy-to-control, compact machine is not

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Catheter Manufacturing Process

1 Liner Stretching 2 Tube Feeding 3 Catheter Cutting 4 Laminating/Reflow 5 Mandrel Removing 6 Catheter Tipping 7 Tube Feeding, Testing, Binning 8 Laser Marking 9 Parison Stretching 10 Balloon

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