As part of our promise to always serve our customers to the best of our ability, we ensure that we keep up with trends and new inventions within the manufacturing industry.
Last week, we were at the Medical Manufacturing Asia 2018, held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention in Singapore!
"Jointly organised by SPETA (Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association) and Messe Düsseldorf Asia, MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2018 will feature an extensive product range covering the upstream and downstream processes in medtech sectors, including new materials, components, intermediate products, packaging and services, to micro and nanotechnology, testing systems and services, as well as materials, substance and components for medical technology. Industry-focused business forums will also headline the upcoming edition of the specialist trade fair." - Medical Manufacturing Asia 2018
We were excited to see over 170 leading exhibitors from 24 countries showcasing the newest solutions for medical manufacturing, and went to see how many of them were dealing with the latest manufacturing challenges.
Digitalising the MedTech Industry
During a seminar titled "MedTech in Focus: Digitalising the MedTech Industry", we heard about how the strict regulation of the Medtech Industry leads to challenges when it comes to creating innovative solutions. For organisations such as The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Industry 4.0 technologies such as Additive Manufacturing have been applied to sectors such as Dental laboratories to create low-cost dental prosthetics.
As mentioned in our blog post from earlier in the year, the Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index is going to be a huge factor in the way manufacturers move in terms of Industry 4.0, and during this seminar, we founded out that more than half of the funded assessments have already been taken up! At the same time, the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) is working to launch a digital platform related to this next year.
(Right) Ms. Xu Yinghui, Head, Advanced Manufacturing, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), speaking about the Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index
Of course, we couldn't come away from Medical Manufacturing Asia 2018 without learning how Industry 4.0 would impact MedTech, from performance improvement, to inventory control, and the ability for customisation:
Slide courtesy of Mindteck's presentation