Mechatronics in Bologna 4.0 (MIB 4.0) is a company network composed of 4 enterprises based in Bologna, namely Lamipress S.r.l., which is the leading firm of the network, Tech S.r.l., Rubbi S.r.l. and CAT Progetti S.r.l.
Since 2006, MIB 4.0 network has developed production lines and automation solutions for many industries. The main ones are the medical and biomedical industry, electromechanics and electronics, industrial automation, robotics, mechatronics and vision systems.
Since the end of 2017, we have been working on an innovative project together with the Industrial Engineering Faculty of the University of Bologna. After extensive market research, we apprehended that there was still no equipment on the market that could be used to test orthopaedic prostheses and medical implants. For this reason, we decided to design and manufacture a sophisticated machine that could meet this need: MIB Simulator 4019.
This machine is meant to test
- hip and knee prostheses,
- spinal systems, including cages and spinal implants,
- osteosynthesis systems.
Therefore, we aim to establish long-term partnerships with OEMs, more precisely producers of protheses and medical implants, organisations and companies providing inspection and product certification services, research centres and university faculties of industrial engineering, biomechanics and mechanical engineering.