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Optimizing Usability in Augmented Reality Medical Devices

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 3:01am
Augmented Reality (AR) is fast becoming the future in the medical and healthcare world as intraoperative patient data continues to flood physicians' clinical decision making. It has been said that AR has the potential to revolutionize how physicians access, view, and analyze data while caring for patients, wh
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Do Your Contract Manufacturer's Capabilities Support Your Manufacturing Regionalization Strategy?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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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The Benefits of Vertical Integration in Supply Chain Selection

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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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Developing a Scalable Automation Strategy

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:01am
A key challenge when developing new medical single use products is optimizing automation strategy as volumes grow. Forefront Medical Technology, a specialty contract manufacturer with a focus in disposable diagnostic, drug delivery systems and medical device systems, routinely helps its customers commercia
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The Trump Effect on Regional Outsourcing

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:01am

While people outside of manufacturing circles debate whether or not the election of Donald Trump as President will have a negative effect on global trade, the reality is quite the opposite. While the likelihood of trade, tax and regulatory policies that make “Made in USA” cost compet

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Functionality, Material Selection and Optimum Process: Is Your Contract Manufacturer Providing The Innovative Solutions You Require?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:01am
One of the challenges of designing and manufacturing medical devices is the fact that choices made in the product development effort can have significant impact on regulatory approval lead-time, tooling complexity and cost, and production capabilities. When those choices are made by a cross functional tea
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Key Considerations in Choosing a Product Development Partner

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:01am
Outsourcing product development can provide a competitive edge in terms of expanding engineering resources, accessing specialized expertise or reducing time and/or overall cost. However, product development partners can vary widely in terms of the value provided. Additionally, while offshore product devel
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Five Reasons to Select A Contractor With In-House Tool Design

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:01am

To some, tooling may appear to be simply one more non-recurring engineering (NRE) cost in a product development process. However, in medical disposables manufacturing, it is also the single most important item in ensuring that quality and cost objectives are met. The quality of the tooling design and fabri

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How to Select a DC Motor: Coreless and Iron Core Brushed DC Motors

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 3:01am
Considering a coreless DC motor for your next application? Can't decide between brush and brushless? Despite their simplicity, selecting a small DC motor for an application can still be a daunting task. There are many other variables to take into account including dimensions, load, duty cycle, etc. This white
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The Growth of Biocompatible Silicone for Implantable Devices

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 3:01am
For decades, silicone rubber has been the material of choice for implantable devices. Its high chemical inertness, durability, tensile strength, availability in a wide range of durometers, wide temperature range, and ease of molding by many methods has made the material a mainstay of medical devices of all ty
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Making (Electrical) Connections: Electrically Conductive Silicone in Medical Devices

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 3:01am
Silicone rubber has many physical properties which make it an attractive material for medical applications: excellent biocompatibility, flexibility, high chemical resistance, stability over a wide temperature range, and ease of manufacturing. Pure silicone is naturally an electrical insulator, which is normal
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Silicone Molding Rapid Prototyping: What Are the Options?

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 3:01am
Speed, cost, and approximation to the final part design (including material properties and dimensions) are key criteria when selecting a fabrication method for making a silicone prototype. For silicone parts, there are actually more options than there are for thermoplastics, which makes the product developmen
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HCR vs. LSR Injection Molding: Which is Right for Your Project?

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 3:01am

Medical device companies still face a tough choice even when they do choose this class of materials for their new products, namely, “which type of silicone rubber should we use, high consistency rubber (HCR) or liquid silicone rubber (LSR)?”.

Although the performance and mechanical characteristic

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A "Particle" of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Tue, 03/07/2018 - 3:01am
The Significant Benefits of Premarket & Postmarket Particulate Testing of Cardiovascular Devices
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Sterilization & Biocompatibility of 3D-Printed Orthopedic Devices

Tue, 03/07/2018 - 3:01am
Download this whitepaper to learn about the various biocompatibility and sterilization considerations surrounding 3D-printed orthopedic devices. 3D-printed orthopedic medical devices are gaining attention and popularity due to their potential for enhanced biocompatibility, customizability, and cost-effectiven
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How Chemical Characterization Can Supplement & Support Biocompatibility Testing

Tue, 03/07/2018 - 3:01am
Download this whitepaper to examine the various ways in which chemical characterization can augment and refine the biocompatibility testing process.

Using analytical chemistry and data from the compound libraries to assess the finished device can yield more specific data about these extractable com
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