The developers and designers at LINK constantly collaborate with surgeons to develop products of increasingly high quality. With about 1,300 employees worldwide, the company is represented on five continents. As far as production is concerned, the company relies on innovative manufacturing solutions that meet medical engineering requirements at all times. More than 50 CNC machine tools from DMG MORI alone are in three-shift use in the factory buildings at the company headquarters – and the amount of automation has been increasing for several years. The latest installations include two NTX 1000 turning and milling centers with Robo2Go for machining acetabular cups and an NTX 1000 for manufacturing femoral stems.
Demographic development and surgical advancements are two major factors promoting the continuous growth in medical engineering. Endoprostheses alleviate shoulder, hip and knee pain. At the same time, modifications are becoming ever more frequent due to increasing life expectancy, among other things. With an almost complete range of products, LINK differentiates itself from similarly sized competitors and is setting standards in endoprosthetics – particularly for patients: “Every medical case gives someone hope for a mobile, pain-free life”, emphasizes Thomas Kuhlmann, production manager at LINK. It is about improving the quality of life of patients all over the world. “Never stand still – that motivates our employees anew every day.”