These days, humans are getting older on average than ever before. Since 1990, life expectancy in the EU has increased from 74 to over 81 years. This trend has a major impact on many parts of our life.
Modern medicine has played an important role in people living longer. To maintain quality of life into old age, the demand for spare parts and implants for human bodies is increasing at the same time. Medical technology is the branch of medicine that combines the knowledge of doctors with the expertise of technicians and engineers to improve human health. It includes trauma implants, artificial joints and the manufacture of medical tools.
Due to the high requirements and small tolerances in this industry, partners experienced in manufacturing are needed to guarantee consistent quality of the finished products. With innovative grinding solutions, for example, Tyrolit ensures that hypodermic needles are sharp with no microscopically small barbs and that patients with new hips can get back to moving smoothly as quickly as possible.