Medical market shows promise.

Position:The view from IMTS 2006 - Brief article

John Israelsson, president of cutting-tool manufacturer Sandvik Coromant US, says "there are a few key industry segments that show significant growth potential, including the aerospace, medical, and energy segments, as well as the general mechanical segment."

"Of particular interest perhaps is the growth potential of the medical manufacturing segment," Israelsson continues. "This segment is driven by a number of outside factors-factors that almost ensure continued growth potential for American manufacturers. People are living longer and remaining active well into their older years. As a result, this aging population is driving the need to develop technology that improves and sustains their quality of life over a longer period of time. Medical manufacturers, in turn, are looking for ways to improve technology and processes to meet this need. Recent research tells us...

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