Additive Manufacturing, also called 3D printing, has large potential for medical applications: acceleration of product development, small series production, patient specific solutions and much more. This topic discusses this potential.
The fact that medical technology is becoming ever smaller and more networked is a continuing trend in the healthcare sector. Miniaturized components, chips, radio modules as well as data and energy storage systems are thus moving into the focus of suppliers and manufacturers.
The pressure on margins is increasing and topics like efficiency and cost effectiveness become more important for medical technology companies. In this topic, you get to know approaches how to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness.
The integration of functions, full automation and faster cycles are among the most important trends in injection molding for medical technology, but also difficult to handle materials such as liquid silicone and sterile production are increasingly needed for innovation.
Specially shaped instruments and medical device parts made of difficult-to-machine material pose complex challenges to machining. Process reliability can be achieved by optimally coordinating the substrate, geometry, layer and surface.
Intelligent packaging provides the manufacturer or end user with a clear added value. Smart solutions are characterized, for example, by simple traceability, through antimicrobial surfaces or permeable plastics or contain active ingredients that are already introduced during production.
Due to the high hygiene requirements in medical technology, the planning, realisation and operation of clean rooms are decisive success factors in the production, assembly and packaging of MedTech products.