Method for determining a tooth period length of a bone milling cutter

  • US 8,267,937 B2
  • Filed: 09/11/2007
  • Issued: 09/18/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for manufacturing a bone milling cutter, the method comprising:

  • providing a tubular milling cutter shaft;

    determining a tube circumference of the milling cutter shaft;

    determining an average desired tooth height of the milling cutter toothing after determining said tube circumference of the milling cutter shaft;

    determining a desired tooth period length of the milling cutter toothing from the desired tooth height at given parameters for a tooth period pattern after determining said average desired tooth height of said milling cutter toothing;

    dividing the tube circumference by the desired tooth period length to form a divided result and rounding said divided result to an even number value after determining said desired tooth period length of the milling cutter toothing;

    dividing the tube circumference by the even number value after dividing the tube circumference by the desired tooth period length to obtain an actual tooth period length; and

    mechanically removing or severing material to form a plurality of teeth at a distal end of the milling cutter shaft via one of laser cutting, grinding, milling and etching based on said actual tooth period length after obtaining said actual tooth period length, each of said teeth comprising said desired tooth period length of said milling cutter toothing.

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