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Addressing the Challenges of Medical Device Plastics Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In the medical device industry, plastic components are used in joint replacements, implant trials, interbody cages and instruments. The machining and molding of medical grade polymers can pose different challenges than the manufacturing of metal, particularly with the quality and cosmetic requirements of products that will be used in the human body. 

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Building Healthy, Functioning Teams

Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Many of the divisions at Orchid have been working on developing better intrapersonal and interpersonal communication and team health over the last few years.  We work with an outside coach, Mark Freier, from Nexecute – a company built to help organizations grow on both the “Smart” and “Healthy” side of business.  The sites are very much aligned with the belief (as originally published by Patrick Lencioni and The Table Group) that: Smart + Healthy = Success.  Lots of books, training, and time is spent focusing on how we can be more Smart.  Within the last few years we have begun to focus on how we can also be more Healthy. 

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Ethics Hotline: Orchid Takes a Step to Provide Transparency in Business

Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Orchid implements ethics hotline service for employees, customers and suppliers. 

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Opportunities for Personal Growth in a Growing Market

Posted: Wednesday, February 03, 2016

At Orchid, everything we do is driven by our Core Values.  When you think of our core value, “Growth Brings Opportunity,” what does it mean to you? 

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Orchid Acquires Cam Bioceramics - Expands Coating Capability to Asia

Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions (Orchid), a worldwide leader in design and manufacturing for the orthopedic and medical device industry, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement to acquire the Cam Bioceramics coating facility and operations in Suzhou (Cam China), a high quality provider of hydroxylapatite (HA) plasma coatings in China. The transaction is expected to close in December of 2015. 

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Orchid Acquires Alhenia - Strengthens Role as Global Coating Leader

Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Holt, MI - Orchid Orthopedic Solutions 

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New Trends in Orthopedic Implant Coatings

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015
By Parimal Bapat, Research Engineer 

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How Additive Manufacturing is Transforming Medical Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

By Justin Conway, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions 

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Orchid Opens New Facility in India

Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

On April 1, Orchid India’s new facility opened in Pune. The new site will continue to focus on precision machined parts and will expand its capabilities over time to serve local, regional and global customers (including other Orchid sites). Plans are in the works to add a clean room to provide sterile packaging services and also finishing and coating services. 

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Maximum Material Condition and a Tolerance of Position

Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015

In our last entry, we looked at Maximum and Least Material Condition and saw how they related to the fit of mating parts. Now we are going to utilize Maximum Material Condition with a Tolerance of Position to increase the available tolerance on the position of a feature without sacrificing functionality. 

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