Integral manufacturing solutions for the medical sector
Offering innovative manufacturing solutions, complete greenfield projects including certification, and an integral consultancy service, the DMG MORI Medical Excellence Center is a reliable partner for all medical customers.
- Complete greenfield projects including certification and an integral consultancy service
- Around two dozen successfully implemented turnkey projects in the first half of 2019
- Minimal costs per workpiece through optimal processes
- Up to 30 percent optimization potential
Medical technology is advancing in pace with the continuous population growth, increasing life expectancy, rising prosperity and technological progress – more than five percent every year. An increase in capacity and further developments in orthopedic technology and surgical instruments make the medical industry one of the key sectors for DMG MORI. The machine tool manufacturer has been concentrating its many years of experience and manufacturing expertise in the area of medical technology applications in the DMG MORI Medical Excellence Center at DMG MORI in Seebach. The experts located there support customers in the design and implementation of integral manufacturing solutions – so called tailor-made solutions – and even implement complete greenfield projects including certification.
As a central industry unit within the group, the DMG MORI Medical Excellence Center supports DMG MORI Sales from the first contact with customers to successful project completion. Around two dozen turkey projects have been completed in this way in the first half of 2019, including with the global players in the medical industry. “This has often enabled significant two-figure optimization potential to be achieved in production processes,” Horst Lindner, Head of the DMG MORI Medical Excellence Center is happy to report. The market is experiencing enormous growth: “According to the German Federal Statistical Office (as of February 2019), the annual growth prospects are over five percent.”
Minimal costs per workpiece through optimal processes
Integral and innovative manufacturing solutions are required to reconcile the necessary economic efficiency and high quality requirements. Horst Lindner justifies the sometimes high investment costs with the competitive pressure: “The cost per workpiece is decisive. Optimal processes include efficient programming, durable tools and high machine utilization through intelligent automation. This all increases productivity so much that the extra investments become profitable in just a short period of time.” Keys factors for process optimization are the limited production space and personnel costs. “Our experts in the Medical Excellence Center consequently design space-saving manufacturing solutions, which can be operated with a minimum of personnel due to a high degree of process autonomy.”
Early involvement in customer projects makes it possible for the DMG MORI Medical Excellence Center to plan the manufacturing process right from the very beginning and continuously optimize it in terms of quality as well as machining time – on the basis of the entire DMG MORI portfolio. There is an optimization potential of up to 30 percent, especially for machining times. In particular, digitalization is growing in importance. On the one hand, it enables efficient order fulfillment and, on the other, seamless manufacturing documentation. The service offer extends to greenfield projects, as Horst Lindner explains: “This allows us to support our customers in entering the field of medical technology as well as developing entire production sites. This includes technological aspects as well as normative and regulatory subjects.”
Highlights: DMP 70 with WH 3 CELL
- Automated 5-axis production machine for highly dynamic workpiece handling up to 3 kg
- Top rigidity in this class for stable milling operations and maximum accuracy
- Compact automation for minimum space requirement of just 10.65 m²