Engel Invites to med.con 2014
Between June and November 2014, Engel Austria GmbH, Schwertberg, invites to its medical conference med.con at six venues in Europe. The programme includes specialist lectures, expert panel discussions, live demonstrations, a partner fair, as well as manifold networking opportunities.
Since the first Engel med.con four years ago, the medical conference has become an integral part of the injection molding machine manufacturer's event calendar. Worldwide it is among the Engel events that attract the largest attendance. "The Engel med.con has established itself as a kind of networking event for plastics manufacturers in the field of medical technology," explains Christoph Lhota, Head of the Business Unit Medical at Engel in Schwertberg.
This year Engel med.con focuses on the two topics process integration and peak performance with two live exhibits. Engel will produce drip chambers for transfusions with an integrated filter on an e-victory 160 combi injection molding machine with an integrated easix multi-axis robot in a single work step. The highly developed manufacturing process, which was developed by Engel in cooperation with Hack Formenbau, celebrated its world performance at K 2013. Engel med.con now offers the opportunity to analyse the efficiency potential of the new method in detail.
In a second highly-automated manufacturing cell, needle holders for pens will be produced on an all-electric Engel e-motion 160 injection moulding machine. Together with partner companies, Braunform and Hekuma, Engel demonstrates how cavity numbers can be increased also in medical technology without risking process stability and component quality.
During the specialist lectures, experts from Engel as well as from partner companies and the processing industry will delve into the topics of safety, precision, and efficiency. They will discuss current challenges, success factors, and market opportunities and will also draw upon their own experience. At the partner fair, companies from the fields of mould manufacturing, automation, peripheral units, raw materials, and clean room technology will show their know-how.
The dates of Engel med.con 2014:
- Stuttgart, Germany, June 2
- Lyon, France, June 18
- Hannover, Germany, September
- Mirandola, Italy, September 17 and 18
- Copenhagen, Denmark, November
- Warwick, Great Britain, November
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