From technical drawings to manufactured med-tech parts



Design skills and methodologies

The core competence of Valtecne Technical Department is finding the way to manufacture a medical device according to drawings and technical specifications provided by the customers. Nonetheless, leveraging on 10+ years of experience in medical devices industry, the company is also able to help OEMs in designing their own products: a co-design approach is often very useful to prevent feasibility issues that could arise from manufacturing constraints.

When approaching the production of a new medical device, Valtecne carries out a structured feasibility analysis (FA), managed via a dedicated workflow in the ERP system. The objective of FA is to examine in depth specific customer requirements and discuss any critical issue before launching the production workflow.


Computer Aided Manufacturing

Valtecne has invested in CAM software to program CNC machines. This is mandatory when mechanic parts have complex shapes, as it is for medical devices components.

The company utilizes Hypermill, the CAM software by Open Mind Technologies AG, to assist the manufacturing of med-tech parts through 5-axis machining centers. Swiss-type lathes are indeed programmed via Esprit, a CAM software suited for turning operations. When Valtecne technicians have undertaken their analysis, they can directly send the programs via Ethernet to CNC machines, according to the principles of industry 4.0.

Furthermore, the company has at its disposal Vericut, a software used to simulate the trajectories of cutting tools in order to avoid errors and collisions during the machining. Simulations are very useful when internal and external shapes of med-tech parts are highly complex.