Plansee Composite Materials opened its new production hall in Lechbruck, Germany, December 6. The company stated that the development will allow it to meet the high demand for high-precision components for medical technology.
Plansee Composite Materials’ customers consist of leading medical device manufacturers that construct radiation equipment for cancer therapy. “Our customers rely on the ability of our materials to guide the radiation and provide the necessary shielding,” explained Dr. Robert Riedl, Managing Director of Plansee Composite Materials.
With this expansion, which covers 1,000m2, the production site has created more space for high-precision processing equipment. From pressing to machining and on to customer-specific component assembly, all production steps can now be performed in-house. This, states the company, guarantees the best possible quality with minimum manufacturing tolerances.
According to Riedl, “the substantial investments made in the continued development of our production technologies have a single aim in common: to meet the extremely exacting demands relating to the safe operation of medical equipment in order to protect patients and medical staff alike.”
Plansee Composite Materials is a centre of expertise for tungsten alloyed materials as well as for metallic and ceramic composite materials. The site also produces sputtering targets for the coating industry, collimators for medical technology applications and balancing weights for the automotive industry. A team of specialist employees, engineers and materials scientists cooperates closely with customers from all parts of the world to develop and manufacture a range of powder metallurgical components.
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