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Flame Retardant Epoxies and Silicones Meet Critical Safety Requirements

DOCU Whitepapers - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 3:01am
Designed to mitigate the worst effects of fires, fire retardant materials play a particularly important role in aircraft construction. Used in aircraft, epoxies and silicones must maintain their primary role as adhesives or coatings while exhibiting resistance to heat and flame in accordance with government a
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Die Attach Adhesives Impact Product Quality Well Beyond Manufacturing

DOCU Whitepapers - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 3:01am
Die attach adhesives serve a vital role in semi-conductor assembly, manufacturing and throughout the product life cycle. In this white paper, learn how they facilitate assembly and about the application process. Find out why thin bond lines are so important for product life cycle. Bond strength is only one, a
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Epoxies Safeguard Medical Electronic Devices

DOCU Whitepapers - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 3:01am
The combination of increasingly complex assemblies and exacting quality requirements is compelling design engineers to be extremely diligent when selecting materials for the assembly of medical electronic devices. In this white paper, we explore various polymer chemistries and what the different families of c
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Case Study - UV15: For Fabrication of Polymer Optical Waveguides

DOCU Whitepapers - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 3:01am
With its outstanding light transmission properties and optical clarity, Master Bond UV15 is widely used for a variety of bonding, coating and sealing applications in the optical, electronic and optoelectronic industries. In fact, it has been effectively used by RMIT University, the University of Texas at Aust
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Porex Medical

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 01/10/2019 - 3:01am
A Study of Analytical & Clinical Interference in Porous Laboratory Components
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Design for Test: Understanding the Dollars and Sense

DOCU Whitepapers - Wed, 25/09/2019 - 3:01am
Products are getting smaller and more complex. As a result, test access points often compete with components for real estate during the PCB layout process. PCB layout designers and design engineering teams who are siloed from manufacturing operations often assume that flying probe test or functional tests
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The Hassle of Li-ion Batteries for Miniature Applications and Why Silver-Zinc is an Easy Solution

DOCU Whitepapers - Wed, 18/09/2019 - 3:01am
As a society, we rely on our electronic devices and therefore batteries more than ever before. Small electronic devices, depending on their function, can improve communication, enhance quality of life, contribute to physical well-being, and generally provide entertainment, safety and security. However, the li
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Electrocutting and Mechanical Cutting for Endoscopic Applications

DOCU Whitepapers - Mon, 16/09/2019 - 3:01am
Even the simplest medical cable assembly projects contain numerous engineering considerations. And among the most complex applications, the quantity of requirements can skyrocket. Factors such as diameter, construction, material, coating, length, and tolerance are only a few of the often-mountainous specifica
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Designing Auto-Injectors for Multiple Drug Viscosities

DOCU Whitepapers - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 3:01am
Components—specifically springs used for device activation and needle retraction—play a key role in creating a flexible design. Pharma and biopharma OEMS need to engage spring suppliers at the very onset of new device planning.
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Coil Spring Design

DOCU Whitepapers - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 3:01am
A demanding application requires a custom spring solution engineered for consistent performance. From critical medical instruments, pharmaceutical delivery systems, robotic platforms, orthopedic implants or other system designs, reliability is the only option.
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10 Key Areas to Consider When Evaluating Suppliers

DOCU Whitepapers - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 3:01am
Understand the key areas that should be included in your vendor evaluation before you entrust your valuable project to a third party.
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Managing the 2020 Medical Device Windows Upgrade Cycle - Solutions for the Windows 7 End-of-Life in January 2020

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am

On January 14, 2020, medical device manufacturers that use Windows® 7 in their devices face a critical, expensive deadline. Windows 7 support is set to expire on that day. Millions of devices in the field run on Windows, and without upgrades, they are security risks. System upgrades are needed to maintain

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Managing the 2020 Medical Device Windows Upgrade Cycle - Solutions for the Windows 7 End-of-Life in January 2020

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am

This white paper offers solutions to solve these medical device upgrade needs and freedom from the upgrade cycle.

What you will learn:

  • Why medical device OEMs are facing a huge problem in terms of both cost and complexity
  • Different options for meeting upgrade needs in
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IP Protection: Four Areas to Audit in Selecting A Contract Manufacturer

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am

Intellectual property (IP) is the core of competitive advantage. When products are outsourced, the contract manufacturer performing the final assembly typically has access to the complete documentation package for the products they build. Where are the checks and balances? How can be certain your c

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The Business Case for Outsourcing

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am
When outsourcing is discussed, the conversation often centers on its benefits in terms of labor cost reduction. The reality is that labor cost reduction is often only the tip of the iceberg in terms of outsourcing benefits. That said, there are differences in contract manufacturing breadth of outsourcing
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Four Trends in Extrusion Enhancing Product Functionality and Competitiveness

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am

Innovation in extrusion technology is opening the door to enhanced product functionality and competitiveness. Forefront Medical Technology, a specialty contract manufacturer with a focus in disposable diagnostic, drug delivery systems and specialty medical devices has a track record in leveraging a

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RoHS III and Phthalates: Can Your Contract Manufacturer Support Changing Requirements?

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am
Regulatory changes can have significant impact on product design and market competitiveness. One upcoming example of this impact is the expansion of the European Union's (EU) list of Restricted or Hazardous Substances, commonly referred to as RoHS 3. The phthalates added to the list are driving a switch from
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The Benefits of a World Class Quality Culture on Defect Elimination and Risk Mitigation

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am
One concern of many companies that outsource is whether the contract manufacturer they select has developed the same commitment to quality found in their organizations. In the case of Forefront Medical Technology, a specialty contract manufacturer with a focus in disposable diagnostic, drug delivery systems a
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Outsourcing and The Voice of Customer

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am
The benefits of outsourcing can vary widely. The determining factor is often the quality of the relationship. Medical device manufacturers know their market, but may not know the best manufacturing strategy to address the challenges they face in commercialization. The best partnerships create a collaborat
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Do Your Contract Manufacturer's Capabilities Support Your Manufacturing Regionalization Strategy?

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am
Regionalized outsourcing strategies continue to grow in popularity. Gone are the days of shifting outsourcing to the lowest cost emerging market location. Today, most companies base sourcing strategies on a complex equation of factors driving total cost. When all these factors are considered, locating man
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