Since 2009, the NPE Content Committee at SPI: The plastics industry association has made an effort to reinvigorate the event and align it with markets, says committee member Michael McGee. "One of those markets is the medical device sector," he adds. Exhibitors have embraced the concept, and several makers of molding equipment will be showcasing innovative medical applications at the event in Orlando, FL, next month.
Medical applications will play a prominent role at the Engel booth (W-1303), where the emphasis will be on achieving cost savings by reducing cycle times and increasing yield, along with integrating process steps. Engel will be running a couple of applications on the show floor to illustrate these concepts, one of which is a drip chamber produced with an integrated filter for blood transfusions.