Medical Technology UK 2022 is pleased to be partnering with the Association of Industrial Laser Users on their upcoming webinar, "MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING WITH LASERS", on November 10.
The webinar will be chaired by Richard Carter (right), Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University
Medical device manufacturing is a market sector that embodies a fast rate of progress and a high degree of innovation. Many products and components for implantable products or delivery systems for surgery have been manufactured using laser material processing. Miniature components may be produced by laser cutting, be made more bio-compatible with laser surface treatments, assembled using laser welding and have traceability guaranteed with permanent laser marking. Also, in the realm of prototyping, additive manufacturing of metallic parts from powder using lasers enables a fast turnaround for testing and evaluating designs.
At Heriot-Watt University, the Medical Device Manufacturing Centre (MDMC) is a joint facility with the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Robert Gordon (Aberdeen) which opened in 2020. The centre is equipped with a range of equipment including laser welding and marking, 3D printing and laser marking as well as other complementary technologies. These state-of-the-art facilities are available to SMEs to facilitate innovative design and manufacturing enabled by cutting-edge technology. The industry-focused MDMC complements extensive academic-led research into medical devices at Heriot-Watt of value >£10M.
This workshop is presented in conjunction with Heriot-Watt University and is suitable for anyone with an interest in the research, design and manufacturing of medical devices who would like to learn more about the technology and applications in this field.