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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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High-Performance Micro-Porous Fluoropolymer Plastics for Critical Applications

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 3:01am
ePTFE, a non-woven, open pore Fluoropolymer plastic, is suitable for the critical demands of medical applications and other industries.
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Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 3:01am
Tooling maintenance improves extrusion efficiency, enhances quality and boosts overall productivity for our medical tubing applications
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Fluid Management Materials Improve Infection Control

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 3:01am
Our long history of innovation in porous plastics design, materials selection, and proprietary manufacturing processes provides cost-savings, enhanced performance, and convenience for a wide range of medical device applications.
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How to Improve Resiliency in the Medical Device Supply Chain

Thu, 29/08/2019 - 3:01am
Supply chain breakdowns in product quality, delivery or availability are a major disruption in the medical device supply industry. In addition to adding time and cost to the device procurement process, insufficient supply of accurately performing parts could endanger patients' health. There are options for se
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Delving Deeper into FDA Warning Letters

Mon, 26/08/2019 - 3:01am
FDA Update
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Foreign Companies Beware – The FDA is on the Warpath

Mon, 26/08/2019 - 3:01am
FDA compliance has been much more difficult to deal with.
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