Boddingtons new CMM to increase medical manufacturing throughput

  • By lucy
  • 12 February, 2020

Medical device manufacturer, Boddingtons, has just taken delivery of the latest CMM technology (Coordinate Measuring Machine).

The Mitutoyo Quick Vision Active with Touch Probe is a hybrid machine – allowing Boddingtons to increase its capacity on both vision and touch probe metrology.

Jay Cheema, Boddingtons Quality Manager explains that ‘often, components require a combination of contact and noncontact measurement, necessitating two items of equipment are used.

This machine, however, allows contact and noncontact measurement of product within a single program and on one item of equipment. This gives us a great boost to workflow and increases efficiency.’


The new Mitutoyo CMM machine being installed and commissioned

Boddingtons CEO Andy Tibbs says that ‘we are delighted to be further increasing our capacity in this area. This equipment increases our customer offering of accurate, repeatable and fast measurement data. This in turn enables us to provide shorter lead times for complex validation activities.

Tibbs adds that ‘the new equipment aligns very well with what we do at Boddingtons – intricate and fine-detail injection moulded components. The new Mitutoyo technology will allows us to be on top of our game and ahead of the pack with regards to product verification during validation activities.’

The expansion is all part and parcel of the Boddingtons drive to make Class 1 and Class 2 medical devices under the prestigious new MDSAP qualification.’

This year Boddingtons is set to exhibit at Med-Tech Innovation EXPO at the NEC, April 1-2, 2020. The company will also show at Medical Technology Ireland, Galway, September 23-24 and at Medica Compamed, Düsseldorf, November 16-19, 2020.

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