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Inspiration Through Innovation to focus on the medical industry

Posted on 15 Apr 2021 and read 449 times
Inspiration Through Innovation to focus on the medical industryPrecision manufacture of a hip stem in progress. Photo courtesy of Seco Tools

For the first time ever, the annual Inspiration through Innovation (ITI) event, taking place on 21 and 22 April, and hosted by Seco Tools and industry partners, will focus on precision manufacturing in the medical industry.

Lahoucine Akechtabou, Seco Tools sales manager and global medical manufacturing lead, said: “Precision medical manufacturing is common in various regions around the world, so we are aiming to provide a great customer experience by running the 5hr programme three-times over two days to reach three different time zone areas: Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific. To make it even more accessible, content will be available in English, French, German and Mandarin.”

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

David Magnall, innovation partnerships manager at Seco Tools UK, said: “With our partners, we have co-created a programme of demonstrations and seminars to inspire attendees. 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.”

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

These machining demonstrations will be complemented by seminar presentations addressing the big issues facing medical manufacturers: additive manufacturing (AM) and related inspection technologies, how the medical manufacturing segment can help bridge the technical engineering skills gap, overcoming disruptions to manufacturing processes, and much 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 participants from all over the world.

Registration for Medical Inspiration through Innovation 2021 is now open. Visit the website for more information and to register (event.secotools.com/MedicalITI2021).

With its origins in Fagersta, Sweden and present in more than 75 countries, Seco Tools is a leading global solution provider of metal-cutting solutions for indexable milling, solid milling, turning, holemaking, threading and tooling systems.

With the hands-on application advice of Seco Tools, the company drives excellence for more than 80 years throughout the entire manufacturing process of manufacturers by ensuring high-precision machining and high-quality output.

For more information on how Seco innovative products, expert services, knowledge and experience bring success to manufacturers across all industry segments, please visit the website (www.secotools.com).