Article | April 1, 2022

What Is Innovation? No, Seriously…

Source: Accumold

By Alex Anderson

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Engineers in the medical space are solving complex problems and a company calling itself “innovative” doesn’t matter to them in the slightest. While working on a new project FA last week, the OEM team wanted to test challenging resins for a mold we knew likely wouldn’t work. We surprised them, and even ourselves.

The new resins they wanted to use had a durometer about ¼ of the previous resins. The goal was a better product for their customer, BUT the new resin choice introduced sticking and failure to shear at the gate. Not good. But our DfMM team figured it out instantly because they’re geniuses. Actually, no. That’s not what happened. The real story is quite messy and filled with failure.


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