Innovation/Technology

Microfluidic components and systems enable modern, mobile diagnosis and therapy devices

Microfluidics plays an increasingly important role in industry and in applications for everyday life. The medical technology and healthcare markets are particularly in focus. Mobile diagnostic and therapeutic devices are not possible without microfluidic components that process small amounts of liquids. At COMPAMED 2019, microfluidics is is again a special trend topic in our joint area as well as at the experts forum.

In search of the next MEMS killer application: Will AI do the job?

In Germany there is a famous fairy tale about the “Heinzelmännchen of Cologne”. These house-gnomes worked at night and all the dull work was done next morning. We get a similar promise with artificial intelligence (AI). Forget about time-consuming search for new customers on the web. Let the AI do the job overnight, just collect the results and your business is running.

Künstliche Intelligenz wird zur Schlüsseltechnologie des digitalen Wandels

Der US-Marktforscher Gartner untersucht jedes Jahr neu aufkommende Technologien und ordnet sie auf einem sogenannten "Hype Cycle" ein. Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) oder AI (Artificial Intelligence) wird sich zu einem Massenphänomen entwickeln und zählt zu den wichtigsten Massentrends. KI-Anwendungen können zur Lösung von wichtigen gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen beitragen: Im Energiesektor, im Mobilitätssektor, in der industriellen Fertigung oder in der medizinischen Diagnostik.

A “Last Resort in Polishing” that continues to strive for nano-level precision

Among the many types of precision required in manufacturing, those with the greatest impact on product performance and production efficiency are dimension tolerances, surface roughness, and flatness. Particularly in the field of semi-conductors, as manufacturing facilities continue to become ever more sophisticated and microscopic, surface precision and dimension tolerances down to the nano-level are essential.