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The Hassle of Li-ion Batteries for Miniature Applications and Why Silver-Zinc is an Easy Solution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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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Is Your Contract Manufacturer's Product Design Team Constrained by Production Capability Limits?

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am
One of the key benefits of using a contract manufacturer for both design and manufacturing is the ability to work with a product design team that is experienced with manufacturing. This can eliminate design errors that could otherwise increase tooling costs and secondary processing costs. However, this op
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The Benefits of Vertical Integration in Supply Chain Selection

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am
Outsourcing single use medical device manufacturing with the right supplier can add expertise, cut development time and lower total costs while maintaining superior quality. The question becomes: “what capabilities should that supplier have in-house vs. manage through third parties?” Many suppliers have o
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Can Use of Sequential Injection Molding Reduce Production Costs on Your Project?

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am
Tooling design can be critical to achieving commercialization goals. Tool design has a direct impact on product cosmetics, cost and scalability. Sequential injection molding offers both cosmetic and throughput benefits, but in its traditional form has required a bulky mold and use of larger tonnage machin
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Five Issues Your Contract Manufacturer Should Address in Tool Design

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am
From a medical device manufacturer's standpoint, tooling is often the least focused upon element in a product development process. Yet, tool design often has significant impact on product quality and cost; production scalability; and on-time delivery. A contract manufacturer's ability to educate its custo
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Case Study: Teaming with Your Contract Manufacturer to Reduce Product Introduction Expense

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 3:01am
Developing new products can be a costly proposition for start-up medical product companies, especially if they lack established distribution channels. Teaming with a contract manufacturer experienced in similar applications can reduce product development time and open the door to options for lowering product
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Top 5 Common Mistakes Engineers Make When Designing For ePTFE

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 3:01am

ePTFE is extremely versatile, perfect for many industries & applications, and offers exceptional physical & chemical properties. It can be strong, rigid, thick, thin, flexible, or permeable (depending on the ultimate use). It is a highly flexible, lubricious, chemically inert, hydrophobic plastic. With all

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