May - Medical Device Trends

May - Medical Device Trends

Medical Device Trends – Robotics and Accelerated Product Development Conference

May 21, 2015
8:30 am - 4pm, registration opens at 8:00 am
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

Did you know that the medical device manufacturing is a $110 billion market in the US? 

The SME Silicon Valley Chapter 98 has organized an exciting annual event to keep manufacturing professionals in front of the latest trends in technology, process and regulatory developments.

Learn more about developments in robotic surgery, prosthetics, and how robotic arms can double as 3D printers. Hear examples and practical tips for accelerating new product development and integrating lean and compliant techniques. Explore how the Bay Area and SME teams continue to lead innovation and set the pace for industry.  Gain new ideas. Meet people who share your interests. Topics include:

            • Robotic trends in surgery and prosthetics
            • 3D printing with new materials for high strength applications and personalized medicine
            • Lean product development acceleration
            • Financial incentives for R&D and manufacturing
            • On-site demonstrations: robotics, laser, and 3D printing 
            • Career development and current job openings

Executives, scientists, product designers and developers will have the opportunity to network. Or explore opportunities for career development, and pathways into the biomedical device field.
This conference is held in collaboration with the Design-2-Part Show  as well as with the SME North Bay and SME Sacramento chapters.  Other local  organizations that support SME include IEEE-CPMT, ASME-SCVS, ASQ Northern CA Biomedical Division, Bio2Device Group,  IIE SV/BA, SJSU BMES, SWE-SCV, SVEC, San Jose State University, Laney College, and DeAnza College.  Contact Conference Chair Joanne Moody at for help.