TOKYO — MEDTEC Japan, Asia’s largest exhibition and conference dedicated to the medical device design and manufacturing industry, will host 500-plus exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors April 20-22, including a first-time participant from America’s heartland.

“Accumold does a tremendous amount of work for clients across the globe and Asia is a very, very important market for us,” Vice President of Marketing and Customer Strategy Aaron Johnson said today. “We’re certainly known throughout the region for the quality of our work and patented production capabilities, but our first appearance at MEDTEC Japan gives us an outstanding platform to tell our story to industry leaders from nearly 30 countries.”

Johnson noted Japan is the second-largest medical device market — behind only the United States — due to its aging population and strong government backing for technological advancements. “It’s no coincidence that as Japan’s birth rate has gone into reverse and its population has become the world’s oldest that the medical device industry is one of the few markets that continues to grow steadily there,” he said. “We see opportunities to develop more partnerships that will help us improve the quality of life for so many people in Japan and around the world.”

This year’s MEDTEC Japan will consist of nine specific disciplines, including plastics technology, metal processing and machine tool, measurement and inspection, rapid prototyping technology and CAD/CAM, packaging, surface treatment and processing, medical simulation, certification and consulting’ and robot and automation. MEDTEC Japan will also be held simultaneously with four other shows: ElectroMED Japan, Smart Health Japan, Test Kit Japan and the Care/Welfare Robot & Device Expo.

“The plastics technology focus is right in our wheelhouse thanks to our patented processes and our team’s unique expertise,” Johnson said. “We’re really looking forward to the conversations about high-performance plastics, injection molding and extrusion techniques for medical manufacturing and so much more.”

Since its inception in 1985, Accumold’s mission has been to produce super-micro, ultra-precision, plastic injection-molded parts. Parts manufactured by the firm are critical components of the medical, automotive, military, aerospace and telecommunications industries. They can be found in micro-electronics, cell phones, telecommunications, surgical tools, hearing aids, medical devices, antennas, connectors and more. To produce those parts, Accumold builds specialized molding machines engineered to handle volumes from prototypes to millions per year while maintaining consistent, precise tolerances that are unique in the industry.


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