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Arrow On Street How To Drive Powerful CAPAs With Lean Six Sigma

Corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs) are an important and integral part of any quality system for a life sciences company. And yet, strangely, CAPAs rank among the top reasons why companies get 483s and warning letters from the FDA. This article explains how Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques can be applied to improve the CAPA process.

  • A Novel Medtech Strategic Framework For Post-COVID-19

    As healthcare systems begin again to expand beyond emergency and urgent cases, pent-up demand will exist for elective procedures. But, which procedures will take priority?

  • 4 Preparatory Moves For A Post-COVID World

    While we don’t know how different the post-COVID world will be, we do know that pharma and medtech leaders are looking ahead and planning to work differently.

  • Understanding Medical Device Regulation In Brazil

    Latin America’s largest medical device market is streamlining its registration process and attempting to harmonize with globally recognized standards. Challenges are weighed against opportunities in this article, the first of a two-part series examining the Brazilian medtech market and factors that affect it.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Micro-MIM Succeeds At Making Precise Micro Metal Parts

As component sizes for medical devices shrink to micron size, conventional machining may not be the most efficient or consistent method for manufacturing. Learn why Micro-MIM is preferred for components with tight tolerances at high volumes.

Plan For Success With Sustaining Engineering In Medical Device Development And Manufacturing

Sustaining engineering enables the developer to plan ahead, getting the development and design of the device done right the first time, and smoothing the transition to manufacturing. KMC's executive director of engineering, Scott Leon, weighs in on the subject.

How To Uncover The Hidden Value Of Culture In Supplier Selection

The business pain of switching suppliers, both in terms of costs and revalidation time, heightens the importance of making the right decision the first time.

Taking Micromolding To the Next Level

Micromolding requires a high level of intimacy and attention to detail to be successful over the long run, so it’s important to work with micromolder with the capability, scalability, and sustainability to get a product from the design stage all the way to high-quality mass production. 

SOLUTIONS

Knowles Capacitors’ excellence in ceramic materials technology, combined with EMI filter expertise, has enabled Knowles (Syfer brand) to offer an unequalled range of EMI filter products including surface mount filters, panel mount filters, planar arrays, discoidal multilayer capacitors, X2Y integrated passive components, and other filter types for hi-rel applications.

Proto Labs is proud to introduce PolyJet technology to their 3D printing capabilities. PolyJet technology is used to provide designers and engineers with the ability to manufacture elastomeric and overmolded prototypes without investing in tooling. This technology can create 3D-printed parts comprising both elastomeric and rigid materials, as well as multiple colors.

PTI has developed a new standard for protecting, storing and presenting data generated from its line of non-destructive leak testers in the form of a software package called PTI Ethos.

PTI's expertise and experience are ideal for complex, low-volume injection molding. They are committed to delivering the same precision and price advantages of high-volume production molds. The Low-Volume Production (LVP) molding program utilizes the latest injection molding equipment, including electric injection molding machines with closed-loop processing, and automated material handling systems. PTI also is capable of customized, higher volume production runs.

SCHOTT offers a series of high-performance glass-based diffusers designed to radiate laser light extremely homogeneously and efficiently (more than 80%) for more effective medical treatments. They are offered with various diffuser geometries, including cylindrical, front emitting, spherical, and other special shapes.

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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Proto Labs, Inc., through its Firstcut and Protomold services, utilizes proprietary computing technologies and automated manufacturing systems to provide prototype parts and short-run production services. All parts are made by standard production methods, delivered at affordable prices, and can be delivered in as fast as one day.

Accumold® is a high-tech manufacturer of precision micro, small and lead frame injection molded plastic components

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