Surface finishing for medical parts - Professorship Micromanufacturing Technology presents at the 2nd CIRP Conference on Biomanufacturing in Manchester.
Biomanufacturing, defined as the design, fabrication, assembly and measurement of bio-elements into structures, devices, and systems, and their interfacing and integration into/with larger scale structures in vivo or in vitro, is an emergent domain integrating life science and engineering principles.
CIRP, the World Academy for Production Engineering, plays a key role in this area promoting multidisciplinary research towards the development of medical and welfare devices and systems for improving quality of life and reducing global healthcare costs.
The CIRP-Biomanufacturing conference was designed to be an international forum to discuss progress and future directions, and revise milestones as necessary, to facilitate exchange of information on biodesign, biofabrication and biomechatronics. The second CIRP-BioM took place on July 29th-31st, 2015 in Manchester, UK.
The professorship Micromanufacturing of TU Chemnitz presented jointly with the Fraunhofer IWU and the BTE a paper on the Surface Finishing of Medical Parts using Plasma Electrolytic Polishing. The paper and the presentation will be published in the international Procedia CIRP journal in the coming months.