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Supplier Stories for the Week of February 2

At Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West 2020, FOBA will showcase its M2000 laser marking workstation with an integrated vision-assisted UDI laser marking solution and its new Titus vector scan laser marking head described as the smallest and lightest on the market. “Our U.S. sales team will take the opportunity to demonstrate laser marking on a M2000 laser marking workstation live at the booth,” explained Letizia Caselle, regional sales manager Americas, in a news release. “FOBA’s customers can rely on an integrated marking solution to make their medical devices compliant with the UDI-requirements according not only to the FDA but also to the new European MDR.”While most FDA deadlines for direct-part UDI marking of medical devices have passed, laser-marking systems will be of interest to medical manufacturers seeking to comply with the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which takes effect on May 26, 2020, the company shared.FOBA’s laser marking solutions enable precise marking results and maximum operating efficiency, the company explained. Laser marking can be used for stainless-steel surgical instruments, titanium implants, or plastic single use items.FOBA's three-step marking process enables precise mark alignment along with pre- and post-marking validation of parts and marking results. An optionally integrated camera situated directly in the laser head allows automated part detection. FOBA’s Titus scanning head comes with the laser system Y.0200-xs / Y.0300-xs and is incomparably small and equipped with additional clamp-and-go laser head brackets forfitting into tight production environments.Also happening at MD&M will be a workshop on Thursday, February 13, 2020 (9:00 to 10:30 AM, room 201D) featuring FOBA’s Business Manager Software & Vision Faycal Benayad-Cherif Ph.D and two other expert speakers. Manufacturers who join the workshop will benefit from tips and tools and learn more about the current laser marking technology for meeting actual international UDI parts marking regulations.FOBA will be exhibiting in MD&M West Booth #771 February 11-13.
Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of February 2.
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