Michael Hansen, PhD, Mack senior technical development engineer, will speak next week at Plastics in Medical Devices in Cleveland. His presentation will focus on the use of external gas-assist molding for medical device applications, including a show & tell of real-life applications that help to illustrate the technique, its benefits, advantages vs. internal gas-assist, and the resulting benefits for medical applications. Several critical steps must be taken when evaluating whether an application is suitable for external gas-assist, which he will also outline as he discusses each of the six applications.
Plastics in Medical Devices, sponsored by Plastics News, will take place June 11-13 at LaCentre Conference Facility in Westlake. The program content covers each part of the supply chain and includes the hottest topics: the FDA regulatory process, new ways to think about innovation, and how new technologies are being used to address value-driven engineering and hospital-acquired infections.
You can find out more at www.plasticsnews.com/pmd2012 .
About the speaker
A graduate of the University of Paderborn, Germany, Dr. Hansen’s PhD is in mechanical engineering and plastics technology. Nearly 25 years in the plastics industry, 14 of it with Mack, Hansen has extensive polymer, processing and tool design expertise, which he regularly shares at both regional and national conferences. He has also published papers on these topics in over 50 publications. Dr. Hansen can be reached at email@example.com.