Manufacturing, Machining and Molding
Orthopedic device giant Stryker uses additive manufacturing to make porous geometries that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
DeviceTalks/Stryker – 2021
Calibration baths, like salt baths, were originally for calibrating temperature assets. But there’s another use for them: manufacturing Nitinol medical devices.
Fluke Calibration – 2021
When designing medical device components, you don’t need to choose between additive manufacturing and metal injection molding. Think of them as complementary.
Advanced Powder Products – 2021
Manufacturers can optimize functionality, use and volume to deliver high-performing, high-quality single-use surgical instruments to customers.
Micro – 2021
Laser processing provides automation and efficiencies that help meet FDA regulations and produce superior medical device components.
ACSYS Lasertechnik US – 2021
Here’s how medical device manufacturers can navigate the “year of the connected worker.”
Delmiaworks – 2021
“Factory of the future” systems can enable expanded and more versatile automation solutions, allowing device manufacturers to build their process steps, speed and cycles around the system’s capabilities.
Bosch Rexroth – 2020
Testing is one of the key efforts to control COVID-19, and U.S. diagnostic test production capabilities are in demand. To respond to the pandemic with urgency, test developers need a highly flexible, scalable supply chain that can move quickly, control costs and manage quality.
Web Industries – 2020
Medical device manufacturers can produce high-performing, complex geometric parts and components for surgical instruments at high volumes, cost-effectively using a metal injection molding (MIM) process.
Micro – 2020
Medical device companies have increasingly outsourced prototyping over the past two decades. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Kaleidoscope – 2020
Pulsatile durability testing is a time-consuming part of the vascular stent approval process. Accelerated test designs can deliver a high throughput when every specimen counts.
Instron – 2020
Combining diagnostic imaging technologies with the design freedom of additive manufacturing has opened up new opportunities in prosthetics, enabling custom patient devices and improving the effectiveness of diagnosis, planning, surgery and clinical outcomes.
MT Ortho/GE Additive – 2020
A holistic approach enables a molder to guide medical device manufacturers from prototype to production.
Trelleborg – 2020
The MIM process combines the design flexibility of plastic injection molding with the strength and integrity of wrought metals.
Indo-MIM – 2020
Medtech companies can improve output quality and repeatability using the single-pass operation offered by LaserSwiss manufacturing.
OKAY Industries – 2019
Careful planning enables cost-effective production of high-quality products.
Metallon – 2019
How EU MDR will affect labeling on small medical devices
The new European Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR) Direct Part Marking (DPM) requirements challenge manufacturers of small-part and orthopedic devices to use the entirety of a part’s complex surface geometry for labeling.
Mack Molding – 2019
As more dynamic automation systems take a larger role in the development of medical products, engineers need to learn how to design for repeatability and reliability.
Plexus – 2019
Companies that outsource medical device manufacturing can either parse the production work among several providers or unify the effort from a single source. Both tactics have advantages, but the use of multiple suppliers can have expensive downsides.
B. Braun Medical – 2019
Here’s why medical device creators need to design wearables and microfluidics manufacturability and scalability to achieve the optimal performance patients and providers rely on.
A medical device packaging expert reveals three common packaging mistakes and how to avoid them.
Viant – 2019
Active cooling solutions keep medical equipment below their maximum operating temperature to ensure proper performance.
Laird Thermal Systems – 2019
A manufacturer that eliminates paper from its shop floor can save time and money while reducing errors.
Newcastle Systems – 2019
Developing a device from pre-clinical work through clinical trials and the regulatory process can take years and millions of dollars. Several factors can help a company to maintain a steady pace without breaking the bottom line.
RBC Medical Innovations – 2019
A reel-to-reel method for electronics manufacturing eliminates waste and error for reduced costs. Here’s how.
Binder jetting is a fast, affordable method of metal 3D printing. The right debinding fluids can harmlessly remove wax binders from metal 3D-printed parts before they’re sintered.
MicroCare Medical – 2019
An FDM (fused deposition modeling) printer is a 3D printer that is often used in early concept development and prototyping for medical device design.
Kaleidoscope Innovation – 2019
A specification developer can concentrate on developing a product idea, obtaining intellectual property protection and creating a sales plan — and leave the manufacturing to others.
Keystone Solutions Group – 2019
Think of Carbon’s 3D printing technology enabling a host of customized medical devices and parts. Here’s how.
Carbon – 2018
Choosing the right polymer for the job can be a daunting task. Here are the right questions to ask before you begin the process.
PolyOne Distribution – 2018
Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) parts are used in a wide variety of medical devices. The process of molding LSR shares many similarities with conventional injection molding, but there are a few notable differences.
Protolabs – 2018
Medical device packaging is certainly not easy. Here are some pitfalls you should avoid.
While manual resistance welding is common in the device manufacturing industry,
automated electrode welding processes can enhance the consistency, quality, performance and efficiency of electrode ring assemblies.
Integer – 2018
So many factors can disrupt a medtech manufacturer’s supply chain, sometimes with disastrous effects: geography, weather, management and quality control issues, just to name a few. Thoughtful planning about facility siting can make all the difference.
Tegra Medical – 2018
Startup companies would be wise to heed the words of Andrew Carnegie: “Put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket.” The “basket” is the project that will make or break a fledgling company, and the project manager’s job is to keep an eye on it.
Heraeus – 2018
Your medical device packaging design and related equipment are validated. Can you live with a hurried decision for the next 10 years?
Atlas Vac Machine – 2018
As the medical industry migrates more to multi-layer, multi-lumen tubing for various uses, the extrusion die design and manufacturing supply chain has likewise evolved. That includes new crosshead designs.
Guill Tool & Engineering – 2018
As industry 4.0 evolves, medical manufacturers are finding six-axis robots valuable all along the production line.
Stäubli Corp. – 2018
Medical product tooling decisions play a major role in per part cost and turnaround time.
DureX – 2018
In high-speed machining for medical equipment manufacturing, choosing the right toolholder is the key to greater precision, longer tool life and decreased machining costs.
Collis Toolholder – 2017
Scaling to high-volume manufacturing requires companies to think ahead and prepare for the future early in the product lifecycle. Here are four points to reflect upon before your company scales up.
With the development of increasingly smaller medical devices comes the challenge of identifying the best supplier and manufacturing method to meet extremely tight tolerances.
Donatelle – 2017
A global manufacturing footprint can help medical device companies capture value for their businesses by accessing talent and reducing costs. Here’s how to successfully execute this strategy without falling into a reactionary offshore initiative.
Preh IMA Automation – 2017
Here are five things you should consider when deciding to use rapid injection molding as part of your development process.
Vaupell Rapid Solutions – 2017
When it comes to dip molding products with emulsions of liquid rubber, it is necessary to complete a series of process steps to assure proper formation, vulcanization and finish treatment to meet the customer’s needs in the final application.
Kent Elastomer Products – 2017
Gas-assist molding, the process of using nitrogen gas pressure to fully form a part, increases design and manufacturing options for injection molded components.
Mack Molding – 2017
Overmolding silicone onto thermoplastics can be challenging, but offers advantages over TPEs that include chemical resistance, tensile strength and compression set. Here are some best practices to maximize your success.
MedPlast – 2017
Part design, material selection, mold design and processing all play a role when it comes to injection molding cooling time.
RJG – 2017
Micromolding is a very specialized art form. It is the tiny-scale molding form of injection molding that entails building a cavity to match the shape of the part you want to make, sort of like the plastic molding that makes Lego bricks.
Accumold – 2017
The new Multi Jet Fusion process out of HP is but the latest 3D printing technology to up the game for medical device development. Here’s a roundup of what’s available.
Protolabs – 2017
Here are three basic ways that 3D printing can help you get your medical device project off the ground.
Keystone Solutions Group – 2017