Maxon Motor opens new Innovation Centre in Switzerland

March 19, 2019

After two years of construction, Maxon Motor recently opened its new Innovation Centre at the company’s headquarters in Sachseln, Switzerland. The company states that the new six-storey building will provide an environment for the focused collaboration of various research and development departments, and will also offer space for the significantly expanded production of microdrives used in medical technology.

These drives are used in insulin pumps, medication delivery systems, or surgical robots. The new Innovation Centre is the fifth building on the Sachseln site, which now employs more than 1,200 people.

Maxon Motor has six production sites worldwide, including its own facility for Metal Injection Moulding and Ceramic Injection Moulding in Sexau, Germany. Some of the CIM parts are used in medical microdrives such as gearheads, shafts and bearings to increase performance and to increase life. The CIM parts are non-corrosive and are biocompatible, thereby avoiding allergic reactions.

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