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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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Our Orchid Sites Give Back to Their Communities

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Our Chelsea and Southfield locations participated in the Susan G. Komen 5K Breast Cancer Walk on May 16 at Chene Park in Detroit. 

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Service Before Self

Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015

We are extremely blessed to work for an organization with such a rich mission and comprehensive set of core values. Our mission is really quite incredible when you think about it: to provide the opportunity for people to live a better life. This starts at each one of our divisions with providing the opportunity for our employees to live a better life by supporting their families. By each of us taking care of what we need to in our roles, it then extends out to the other nearly 2,000 Orchid employees and their opportunity to support their families. Of course, this means that our customers can provide a similar opportunity to their employees which number in the hundreds of thousands. And finally, the end users of the products we produce (which number in the millions around the world) have regained their mobility and personal freedom – which allows them to live a fuller and better life. 

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Bringing Life to Your Functional Prototypes through 3D Printing

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I recently had the privilege of presenting on the buzzing topic of 3D printing or additive manufacturing at this year’s MD&M West show in Anaheim. There is a lot of excitement and curiosity with this ever expanding technology and how it can help reduce costs in the product development cycle. 

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Maximum and Least Material Condition Explained

Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

People are often confused by the terms Maximum Material Condition and Least Material Condition in GD&T and, therefore, get some anxiety when they see all those little M’s and L’s in circles on a print. People learn that Maximum Material Conditional occurs when a feature weighs the most or has the most mass and Least Material Condition has the least mass. This sounds simple when you think of something like the diameter of a pin. The largest allowable size for the diameter of the pin would cause the pin to weigh the most and, therefore, be the Maximum Material Condition. It starts to get confusing when you look at holes and realize that it’s the smallest allowable hole that would have the most mass. So, sometimes the largest allowable dimension is the Maximum Material Condition and sometimes the smallest one is. What’s up with that? We don’t care how much the part weighs, just if the parts meet the print.  

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