By Raghu Vadlamudi, Chief Research and Technology Director, Donatelle
Thanks to advances in manufacturing automation technologies, medical device manufacturers can get closer than ever before to achieving zero defects. By working and communicating with machines, new and next-gen technologies are increasingly minimizing raw materials, process and assembly variabilities, among others, that, when left unchecked or done manually, more often lead to errors.
They also are enabling manufacturers to address menial, repetitive tasks, and reserve skilled personnel for higher-level roles that require cognitive agility and decision-making. In addition, rapidly evolving manufacturing technologies like micro-manufacturing and 3D printing, are paving the way for game-changing innovations. All of that translates to improved patient safety, cost savings and faster turnaround. Let’s take a look at how each of these smart factory technologies is advancing manufacturing automation along with key considerations for deploying them.