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Virtual Event Showcases Best Practices in Precision Medical Manufacturing

‘Inspiration through Innovation’ portrays the value of collaboration in the pursuit of innovation in manufacturing by demonstrating collaborative solutions to component manufacturing challenges.

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Seco Tools and industry partners are hosting the annual “Inspiration Through Innovation” (ITI) as a virtual event April 21 and 22, focusing on best practices in precision medical manufacturing.

“Precision medical manufacturing is common in various regions around the world, so we are aiming to provide a great customer experience by running the five-hour program three times over two days to reach three different time zone areas: Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific,” says Lahoucine Akechtabou, sales manager and global medical manufacturing lead at Seco Tools. “To make it even more accessible, content will be available in English, French, German, Mandarin and Spanish.

ITI portrays the value of collaboration in the pursuit of innovation in manufacturing by demonstrating collaborative solutions to component manufacturing challenges.

“With our partners, we’ve co-created a program of demonstrations and seminars to inspire our attendees,” says David Magnall, innovation partnerships manager at Seco Tools UK. “Working alone, any company can offer incremental process improvements, but working together with machine tool builders, CAD-CAM programmers, simulation experts, coolant providers and metrologists, Seco Tools aims to improve production or reduce costs by 50% or more for our customers. ITI offers great examples of how this works.”

During the event, attendees will learn from a collaborative approach to solving common precision manufacturing challenges with orthopaedic components such as a tibial tray, femoral knee, bone plate, hip cup, hip stems and rasps, and spinal cage.

These machining demonstrations will be complemented by seminar presentations addressing the big issues facing medical manufacturers: additive manufacturing and related inspection technologies, how the medical manufacturing segment can help bridge the technical engineering skills gap, overcoming disruptions to manufacturing processes and more.

Now in its eighth year, ITI has focused on general engineering or aerospace manufacturing in the past. In October 2020, Seco Tools and partners hosted the first ever virtual ITI, entirely online, making it accessible to attendees from all over the world.

Registration for Medical Inspiration through Innovation 2021 is now open. Visit the event website for more information and to register.