Customised product, mass produced price

A “Metal meets Medical” conference to discuss potentials in manufacturing operations will take place on April 11, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main.

VDW_W.Schäfer_eurotec“Innovative medical products help doctors to respond more effectively to their patients’ wishes; modern-day production technology ensures that patients’ individual requirements are both reliably and affordably met” says Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of the VDW, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Added value event
How in future in this balancing act potentials in production operations can be even better upgraded will be discussed by doctors medical technology producers, machinery manufacturers and researchers at the second “Metal meets Medical” conference in Frankfurt am Main on 11 April 2013. It will be hosted by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), Frankfurt am Main, together with the Institute for Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools (PTW) at Darmstadt University.

A market full of potential
With a volume of around 300 billion euros, and still rising, the market for medical technology is growing dynamically. According to the VDW’s latest customer structure survey, the machine tool industry is meanwhile delivering about two per cent of its production output to this customer grouping. And: the total value of the machines sold has tripled within the four years up to 2011 alone. Which means the rapidly expanding market for medical technology is now much more than an insider’s tip.

High-quality customisation at affordable prices
“The order of the day in medical technology is high-quality customisation at affordable prices”, comments Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of the VDW. “At our conference, top-ranking experts will be discussing how the principles of series production can also upgrade potentials in a highly individualised market”, he adds. The event is themed around the requirements of doctors and medical technology producers, and will be showcasing solutions with various machining and metrological processes used in manufacturing prostheses, in dental technology and in producing implants.

“Metal meets Medical” conference themed around “potentials for manufacturing”

  • 11 April 2013
  • Frankfurt am Main, Niederrad, VDMA Building

Niklas Kuczaty, VDW, Tel. +49(0)69 756081-48,
Registration: [email protected]