Newsletter | February 4, 2020

02.04.20 -- Injection Molding | Reducing Validation Costs

Industry Insights
Selecting The Right Tooling For High-Quality, Cost-Effective Molded Parts
Article | By Craig Brown and Hugh Davies, Caplugs

Using the right combination of tooling and design for injection-molded parts will help ensure high-quality and cost-effective manufacturing.

A New Lighting Era For Single-Use Endoscopes
Article | By Holger Werner, SCHOTT North America Inc.

Pioneering new technology is helping advance disposable endoscopes by making it possible, for the first time, to integrate high-quality fiber optic illumination into instruments as a plug-and-play component.

Reducing The Life Cycle Cost Of Validation (Part 2): Mold Design, Construction, And Protocols
Article | By Kyle Kulwicki, PTI Engineered Plastics, Inc.

In Part Two of this series we look at best practices for mold design, mold construction, and development of protocols, as these steps of the process also play a vital role in the long-term costs of validation.

Custom Injection Molding With Product Design Teams
Article | Xcentric Mold & Engineering

Crafting RFQs can be a time-consuming and difficult process, hence, the race by suppliers to shorten the time to provide quotes, with some even offering “instant” quotations. But, is this really a good thing for complex, custom injection molding projects?

Why On-Demand Manufacturing Works Like Amazon Prime For Medtech Companies
Article | Protolabs, Inc.

The world’s growing on-demand economy and the idea of real-time fulfillment of goods and services now drive business, whether it’s a business-to-consumer transaction at Amazon Prime or a business-to-business exchange at companies such as Protolabs.

Filters Extend IR Camera Usefulness
Article | FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

Materials that are transparent or opaque to IR wavelengths present problems in noncontact temperature measurements with an IR camera. This article is Part 4 of a handbook by FLIR that discusses how filters can be used to extend IR camera usefulness.

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