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  • The Challenge: Manufacturing Process Tradeoffs for Medical Product DevelopmentBy

    Plastic injection molding (IM) is ideal for high-volume manufacturing, but not all medical injection molders can provide tooling that is cost-effective for functional prototypes and low-volume production (LVP.) As a result, medical product designers may be forced to use another process during...
  • 3M™ Launches New Long-Term Wear Skin Contact AdhesiveBy

    From products that help prevent infection, hold an IV in place, attach electrodes, and a variety of other medical applications, 3M™ has been sticking things to skin for around 55 years. However, most of those products are only designed to hold anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Wearable...
  • The C-Flex Bearing Solution: A Popular Preference for Motion ControlBy

    At the core of our business is the manufacture of flex pivots and flex couplings. Precision mechanical component used in variety of applications from food packaging to aerospace applications. Our strict attention to quality, responsiveness, flexibility has earned us a good reputation throughout...
  • Motion Control Goes SmallBy

    Machine designers are increasingly asked to build systems that take up less space, operate on less power, and run with higher performance. Thankfully motion controls are answering the call with new motors, new sensors, and new architectures. Read on to learn about the latest developments as...
  • Quniton® Reducing Friction, Enhancing Product LifespanBy

    Quniton® serves as a highly lubricious material compound with performance capabilities uniquely designed to improve + withstand application needs.
  • Fundamentals of medical device process validation for molded rubber and other partsBy

    Process validation establishes evidence that a manufacturing process consistently produces a medical device or component that meets specification. This is particularly important if the product requirements can only be assured by destructive testing or if the components are not 100 percent...
  • Human Factors Engineering: 5 Practical Tips for User-Centered DesignBy

    Human factors engineering is a critical - and in some industries, mandated - part of the product development process. The data generated from human factors activities can help you to create products that are useful and can stand up to its competition. Here are five practical tips to help you...
  • Catheter Design: Expert Guidelines for Optimizing PerformanceBy

    In catheter design, the functional requirements of the application allow the designer to identify performance requirements such as flexibility, lubricity, kink resistance, column or push strength, and torque transfer characteristics. Development of an optimal catheter design requires a...
  • Importance of Test Protocol for Medical Device Testing ProjectsBy

    We often get asked: “Do I need a test protocol?” or “How do I develop one?” This document outlines the common sections of a protocol. We highly recommend having test protocols in place prior to starting any study and will work with you to develop your testing strategy.
  • The Plastics Pyramid, Material Selection GuideBy

    The plastics pyramid below is an at-a-glance plastic material selection guide. Every application has unique material characteristic requirements for temperature, strength, cost and more. We use the broadest range of injection molding plastic resins, including commodity, engineering and...
  • "Reverse" FDA ComplianceBy

    Retroactive development of approval documents apartis produced the FDA-approval documentation in accordance with 510(k) and 21CFR, part 11 for medical equipment software that had been developed previously. We developed and executed missing software validation test cases and created a trace...
  • High-Reliability Drone Systems Deliver Blood to Rural Patients FastBy

    Postpartum hemorrhaging is a major cause of maternal mortality in the developing world. The condition requires immediate medical treatment and transfusion with appropriate blood products. Accessing a blood supply might be straightforward in an urban hospital but in the rugged rural terrain of...
  • Worst Case Leakage Current TestingBy

    Leakage current testing is the measurement of electrical “leakage current” that results from powering an electrical appliance via mains or dc power. Leakage current is the unwanted or unintended flow of electrical current that presents an electrical hazard such as shock or burn.
  • Specifying Miniature Solenoid Valves for Portable Life Science DevicesBy

    Miniature solenoid valves are critical components in portable life science equipment. Beyond the necessary long service life, medical, analytical, and point-of-care devices often require pneumatic systems with high flow rates, compact footprints, and low power consumption. Specifying solenoid...
  • AdminiSMART works to make HRO easyBy

    People turn to AdminiSMART for help on everything relating to managing employees. This includes everything from payroll and HR technology, to HR consulting, to benefits, to managing unemployment and much more. Our clients work with us because we only bring in best in class solutions from fully...
  • Ten Quality Indicators for Selecting Metal Stamping SuppliersBy

    Quality is the #1 concern for OEM engineering and purchasing managers in all industries, but nowhere is quality more critical than in the manufacture of medical devices. This guide is intended to help medical device manufacturers evaluate the level of quality in their metal stamping suppliers,...
  • Instrumentation Cryogenic Valves - Proper Design and ApplicationBy

    Cryogenic valves are vital in the medical and aerospace industries, as well as within our food supply chain. Because of their importance, using the proper valve correctly is essential for maintaining your application's reliability and performance.
  • Electronics Supply Chain Management Tips: Cost ReductionBy

    When asked about the most basic goal of nearly any business, most will give the same answer: maximize revenue while minimizing costs. You may not realize it, but inefficiencies and issues within your supply chain might be eating a big chunk of your profits each year. Thousands or even millions...
  • Low Pressure MeasurementsBy

    Low pressure (.2 to 5 psig) is one of the most rapidly growing segments of the pressure measuring market. It is, unfortunately, very difficult to make accurate calibrations of high accuracy gauge pressure instruments in this range. This paper discusses some problems and solutions found in making...
  • Corona vs PlasmaBy

    One common question about surface treatment systems is, “What is the difference between corona and plasma, and what best fits my application?” Both corona and plasma treatment increase the surface energy of materials and thereby improving the adhesion of inks, adhesives, flocking or other...
  • Determining Extractables and Leachables in Polymeric MaterialsBy

    Jordi Labs determines extractables and leachables in polymeric materials.
  • ‘Winged’ PACKAGE DESIGN RESULTS IN COST SAVINGSBy

    A SINGLE UNIT DOSE NASAL SPRAYER CARTON FOR FLU VACCINE PROVIDES A MORE COMPACT AND LOWER COST ALTERNATIVE TO BLISTER PACKAGING
  • Contract ManufacturingBy

    Customer engaged MME group for tooling and production molding work for two of 37 total parts required to manufacture a popular consumer product, the number one walking cane in America. MME group provided contract manufacturing solutions for the customer to move its entire offshore production to...
  • Rethink Your Cleaning ProcessBy

    Modern Vapor Degreasing Systems are Environmentally Friendly, Save Energy
  • MACHINING WITH CO2 TECHNOLOGY – MEDICABy

    Machining with reclaimed Carbon Dioxide (CO2) addresses two critical issues in the medical machining industry. The first issue is the need to machine components that are designed to be used inside the human body where part contamination introduced during the machining processes is prohibited....