Next Wednesday, July 27th 2016, we will be exhibiting at the Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase in Columbus, OH. This event is part of the [M]EDNEXT series presented by MAGNET in partnership with BioOhio. The idea of this [M]EDNEXT series is to connect established manufacturing companies to critical biomedical resources to help create new revenue streams, create jobs and strengthen the economy here in Ohio. The Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase, in particular, was created to help local Ohio company’s like ours, find and connect more closely with local medical companies.
BioOhio is a membership organization that builds and accelerates bioscience industry, research and education in Ohio. They have almost 400 members ranging from start-ups, universities, research institutions and medical manufacturers.
MAGNET is a networking, nonprofit organization to support, educate and champion manufacturing in Ohio. They are dedicated to help manufacturers grow and compete.
We (Sea Air Space Machining & Molding with The Technology House) decided to attend and exhibit this year at the BioOhio event because we see the growing need for medical companies to connect with local resources like us for engineering, design, prototyping, and production manufacturing. The medical industry is growing and is unique when compared to some other industries because of quality requirements, materials and, often times, low volume production required.
This creates a niche area for a company like ours that can provide Additive Manufacturing, Cast Urethane Molding, Custom Injection Molding and CNC Machining all under one roof. Many component manufacturers are setup to run high volume production with running the same part over and over. This can be different in the medical industry. Sometimes we may run two different parts on the same machine in the same day. But, the production parts still need to be turned around quickly, with high quality and a fair price.
This is why the Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showces is important and a great opportunity provided by BioOhio and MAGNET. This event will help to spread the word to both sides, in order to support, grow and better each other and the way our businesses operate. In this day and age, it is critical for manufacturing and medical companies alike to create networks in order to provide the most efficient part from the most efficient process.
With both The Technology House and Sea Air Space Machining & Molding, we have seen the needs from design to prototype to production. In the last couple years, we have also seen the need for specialized processes for the medical industry, like validated injection molding. Last year, we worked with another local medical company to help develop a validated injection molding process. Hopefully we can help more companies too.
We hope you come to visit us and all we can offer down at the Ohio Bioscience