Medical Design & Manufacturing West 2018 Announces New Features Ahead of 33rd Annual Event

Comprehensive Medtech Industry Event Will Feature New Matchmaking Networking Activity and 3D Printing Focus

Dec 19, 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, the nation's largest medical design and manufacturing event, today announced its newest programming features for the 2018 event including attendee-to-exhibitor matchmaking, a 3D printing focus and product showcases from leading exhibitors in the field. MD&M West provides the opportunity to source from the world's largest collection of medtech suppliers and connect with over 20,000 design and manufacturing professionals who attend the event. MD&M West takes place February 6-8, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center. To register as press for MD&M West, please visit:

"The primary goals of MD&M West are to display the most groundbreaking innovations from the industries we support and to nurture business and networking opportunities for our attendees and exhibitors," said Nina Brown, vice president of events, UBM. "This year's attendee-to-exhibitor matchmaking and 3D printing focus strongly align with this emphasis, and both features truly complement our already robust slate of education and activities at the show."    

New for 2018 is the attendee-to-exhibitor matchmaking platform, which will aid attendees and exhibitors in making successful business and networking connections during the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with over 100 participating companies across the three-day event for focused, one-on-one meetings tailored to specific areas of interest and products offered. Registration for the attendee-to-exhibitor matchmaking will open one month before the event and will take place in the connection corner, located in Hall E of the Anaheim Convention Center.

MD&M West will also highlight 3D printing during the 2018 event. According to a Global Market Insights report, the healthcare 3D printing market will be worth $2.2 billion by 2024. To help industry professionals keep up with this exponential growth, there will be numerous 3D printing focuses at MD&M West, including:

  • 3D Printing Exhibitors—Many 3D printing focused exhibitors will be exhibiting on the show floor in 2018, including 3D Systems, Forecast 3D, OnShape, Protolabs, Purple Platypus and Stratasys.
  • 3D Printing Custom Solutions in MedTechSteven Pollack of Carbon Inc. will discuss how 3D printing has opened new doors in medical treatment as it can provide customized care and parts for individual patients. Pollack will also cover medical implications of 3D printing and how it will impact the medical field in the future.
  • Show Floor Tour: Leading New Materials in 3D Printing—Chris Wiltz from UBM and DesignNews will lead this guided tour of the most innovative 3D printing companies on the expo floor. This tour will cover the new materials and design techniques that are advancing 3D printing.
  • 3D Printing Innovation Summit—This two day educational summit will include presentations about biomaterials, bioprinting and beyond prototyping.

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MD&M West runs alongside four other events, including Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, PLASTEC West and WestPACK. To learn more about the event, please visit:

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