White Papers for Medical Device Industry Suppliers

  • MACHINING WITH CO2 TECHNOLOGY – MEDICA

    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....
  • Mitigating Medical Device Product Liability Risk

    Medical device product liability lawsuits are a stark reality in the manufacturing industry. The nearly doubling of medical device recalls in the past decade proves that even with the FDA working to ensure that only “safe” products are made and manufacturers making a dedicated effort to...
  • Why Do I Need a Cleanroom?

    The electronic, high-tech, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, aero space, medical and many other industries depend on cleanroom technology. As products such as cell phone circuit boards become smaller, the chance of contamination in manufacturing becomes higher. For pharmaceutical companies, clean,...
  • Things to Consider When Choosing a Data Logger

    There are many factors to consider when selecting the right data logging solution for your specific needs and application. MadgeTech offers top of the line data loggers, accessories, systems and advanced data logging software. Since MadgeTech engineers and manufactures all of the data loggers...
  • Coil on Plug Testing

    ETCO Incorporated | March 7th, 2012: R&D has been working on a lab fixture that will trigger coil on plug type coils. It will use this tool to compare industry standard coil to plug connections (typically a spring) with each other, and with prototype ideas, seeking to offer a better connection....
  • Seven Steps to Effective CAPA

    When manufacturers capitalize on CAPA processes, they see vast improvements in process performance. An effective CAPA system is not only vital to compliance with regulations like the FDA’s QSR and ISO 13485 – it also is a key practice in achieving good product quality. Yet corrective and...
  • Tackling Tough Fluid Sensing Challenges

    If an application calls for the accurate fluid sensing of liquid level, pressure or flow, Gems Sensors & Controls can help. Their extensive fluid sensing portfolio has evolved from nearly 60 years of field-proven successes in a variety of markets. Common customer fluid sensing challenges can...
  • Things to consider when wire and small-hole EDM

    Electrical discharge machines have been used commercially for more than 30 years, with the tool and die industry being the first to adopt the technology. Since then, other manufacturing sectors have steadily added EDM to their parts-producing capabilities.
  • Thermal Analysis Unlocks the Secrets of Elastomers

    Analysts can reverse engineer elastomers which allows companies to improve on specific formulations.
  • Basics of Force Sensors Study Guide

    The study guide, “Basics of Force Sensors”, explores the different technologies engineers can choose from in selecting the ideal force sensing-device for a design project. This all-encompassing guide highlights key factors to consider in the sensor selection process: price, accuracy, and ease of...
  • The Thick & Thin of Plastic Bags

    An article describing the unit of measure "mil" as it relates to polyethylene film and bag production. Also, a table providing examples of probable uses for polyethylene bags of various mil thicknesses.
  • A Computing Platform Based on 4th Gen Intel® Core™ CPU for In Vitro Diagnostics Instruments Design

    IVD instruments are designed for various qualitative or quantitative diagnostic procedures, commonly called assays, in assessing or measuring the target entity out of the samples. For different assays, IVD instruments are designed with the goal to automate the process, combining and streamlining...
  • ABCs of RFID: Understanding and Using Radio Frequency Identification

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is one of the fastest growing and most beneficial technologies being adopted by businesses today. Adoption of this automatic data-collection (ADC) technology has recently been fueled by the establishment of key standards, retailer and government mandates,...
  • Usage Temperatures of Piezoceramic Materials

    The temperature at which a piezoceramic is to be used is often the most important consideration for what material is the best choice for the application. As a rule of thumb, the usage temperature should not exceed about one half of the Curie temperature (as measured in °F or °C,) of the...
  • Polyurethane Film on Paper With Controlled Release

    A white paper describing the technical challenges in the development of Argotec's ArgoMedPLUS 18411 TPU Film-on-Paper product for use in kiss-cut frame dressing and surgical drape applications.
  • Guidelines for Selecting Valves

    There is much to consider when choosing the right valves for an application. Here are some basics, important considerations, and guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • QDM - Automate and simplify your quality

    This brief brochure explains the value of using a QDM System to analyze and automate your quality processes. Create instant reports that drill down to the exact time, place and component when issues arise. Receive automated notices when parts begin to trend out of spec. Harness your...
  • Ultra-pure Cleaning with Low Pressure Gas Plasma

    In some cleaning applications, removal of contaminants such as dust, oil, or other gross contaminants is sufficient. Other applications demand that surfaces be clean at an atomic level. This is particularly important when bonding or coating is required since an absolutely clean surfaces...
  • Multi-Component (2K) Injection Molding / Overmolded Parts

    Multi-component or multi-material injection molding is a process that has developed greatly in the past decade. The process has grown not only due to technological advancements but due to OEM's searching for new ways to gain advantage over competitors in quality and value of products....
  • Overview of an Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Validation

    Prior to beginning routine ethylene oxide sterilization, a product with a sterile claim needs to complete a validation process to ensure the Sterility Assurance Level claimed is met. This TechTip will provide a step-by-step overview of an ethylene oxide validation process that complies with the...
  • The Environmental and Bottom Line Impact of Single-Use Systems

    Explore the merits of a single-use bioprocessing system and learn how the byproduct of these systems, cogeneration, can be leveraged to save money and reduce waste. The debate of which system is better for bioprocessing, a single-use system comprised of polymer-based parts or a stainless...