White Papers for Medical Device Industry Suppliers

  • Product Study: Undercuts in Injection Molding

    The Challenge: Avoid Unnecessary Costs and Complexity Injected molded parts that have recessed features called undercuts are more difficult to eject during manufacturing. This adds costs and complexity to tooling, and undercuts that are too deep may be especially hard to remove. Yet, some...
  • Motion Control Goes Small

    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...
  • What you need to know about avoiding contamination

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2019 more than 15.5 million pounds of food was recalled due to contamination with extraneous material. The average cost of these recalls is more than $10 million for communication, retrieving and handling recalled product, investigating...
  • Design and Manufacture the Impossible

    Many new product designs and innovations have been restricted by the limitations of plastic injection molding and other conventional manufacturing processes. Traditional 3D printing allows engineers to design more complex geometries. However, high-volume end-use part production has not been...
  • Catheter Design: Expert Guidelines for Optimizing Performance

    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...
  • Reverse Engineering File Formats

    Reverse engineering using scan data involves collecting scan data and using it to create computer-aided design (CAD) data. There are several outputs for reverse engineering when using scan data. This white paper explains the differences and benefits/deficiencies of those outputs.
  • How to Prepare for FDA Migration from QSR to ISO 13485 and QSIT to MDSAP

    The FDA has announced plans to transition to standard ISO 13485:2016 for medical devices in April 2019. In addition, the Medical Device Single Audit Program, MDSAP, has gained traction with full implementation set for 2019. Download this paper to learn more about these two changes from the...
  • Importance of Test Protocol for Medical Device Testing Projects

    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.
  • Challenges with MEMS Pressure Sensor Integration in Medical Devices

    Today more value is being placed on the enhancement of medical devices through miniaturization and added capabilities such as pressure sensing components. Proper integration of a MEMS pressure sensor in a medical device requires in-depth knowledge of sensor types, capabilities, validation and...
  • Servo Motor vs Stepper Motor: Which is right for your application?

    It is an engineering truism that there is no perfect solution, just the best solution for the problem at hand. That holds particularly for servo motors and stepper motors. Both are broadly used in industry. Neither is a universal solution. When properly applied, however, both stepper motor and...
  • Scalable production from small to mid size lots with NeoTOP x

    NeoTOP x - flexible, adaptable, scalable cartoner for small lot production of pharma and biotech products Increasing market and product segmentation, not to mention the way modern medicines work, means that the already wide variety of secondary packaging is constantly growing. As a result,...
  • Worst Case Leakage Current Testing

    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 Devices

    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...
  • Three Advantages of Urethane Casting

    Urethane casting can be ideal for quantities up to about 25 parts, and it has several advantages over other plastic manufacturing processes like injection molding and additive manufacturing (3D printing).
  • AdminiSMART works to make HRO easy

    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 Suppliers

    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,...
  • Identifying Root Causes and Methods for Eliminating Leakage in Solenoid Valves

    The focus of this white paper will be on internal leakage, or often termed, seat leakage. Internal leakage is defined as the process fluid passing through between the valve seat and sealing member (Obturator) when the valve is in the closed position. The obturator or disc can be either soft...
  • Electronics Supply Chain Management Tips: Cost Reduction

    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 Measurements

    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...