Medical devices

  • The Micro Nanotech area at MD&M West has been successfully established

    The joint booth of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in hall c was again branded as “Micro Nanotech“ area. IVAM

    MD&M West in Anaheim is considered to be the world's largest trade fair for design and manufacturing in medical technology. Most of the 20,000 visitors are developers and decision makers from the manufacturing industry of medical technology. The joint booth of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in hall c was again branded as “Micro Nanotech“ area and bundled the high-tech component manufacturers for the supply market. All 13 international exhibitors at the joint booth were highly satisfied with the course of the show and with the quality of the contacts they made. Many exhibitors booked their booth for the upcoming year directly on-site so that two thirds of the booths for 2018 are already occupied. The IVAM Microtechnology Network will therefore enlarge the "Micro Nanotech" area for 2018 and offer additional space.

  • Ultrasound scalpel destroys liver tumors

    Doctors wish to use focused ultrasound to treat tumors in moving organs, such as the liver, shown here. Fraunhofer MEVIS

    Focused ultrasound can effectively destroy tumor cells. Until now, this method has only been used for organs such as the prostate and uterus. At the European Congress of Radiology, Fraunhofer researchers will present a method, developed as part of the TRANS-FUSIMO EU project, that enables focused ultrasound treatment of the liver, an organ that moves while breathing. In the future, this could enable treatment of certain liver tumors in a more gentle way.

    Ultrasound has long served as a diagnostic method. Its application as a form of therapy treatment, however, is relatively new. In this process, ultrasound waves are highly concentrated to destroy diseased tissue, tumor cells in particular, and render them harmless. Focused ultrasound benefits patients in several ways. The therapy is completely non-invasive and can be performed without anesthesia, and there are no operation wounds.

  • World Premiere at Formnext: Green Laser from TRUMPF Prints Copper and Gold

    The printing of pure copper is attractive in plant engineering and construction. TRUMPF

    The TruPrint 5000 is preheated to 500 degrees Celsius to print high-strength tool steel without cracks // A green laser in the 3D printer processes copper and precious metals // New applications in tool and mold making, medical devices and the jewelry industry. TRUMPF's latest 3D printer processes significantly more materials than conventional systems.