Design & Development Case Studies & White Papers

  1. Choosing The Right Manufacturing Process For Your Silicone Medical Balloon

    Compliant medical balloons are often produced from silicone due to its biocompatibility and because its tensile and elongation properties allow balloons to expand as internal pressure increases.

  2. 3 Tips For Specifying Silicone Tolerances

    The best part of my job is helping medical device manufacturers use molded silicone components in their innovations. By Phil LaRoy, Vesta

  3. Beyond Compliance: Medical Device Product Development

    Increased regulatory scrutiny is a reality in today’s medical device industry. Over the last several years many of the industry’s leading companies have been hit with an injunction, undergone a product recall, or found themselves operating under FDA consent decree. At the same time, the pressure for growth on these companies has never been greater. Driven by Wall Street, the pace of new technology, emerging market opportunities, and competition from well funded start-ups, medical device executives find themselves in an environment where they must continually innovate with flawless execution to survive.

  4. Make vs. Buy Decision: Simplified

    Deciding on whether to manufacture your product in-house (make) or outsource it to a contract manufacturer (buy) involves careful consideration of factors like cost and capacity, people and processes, and expertise and equipment. This white paper discusses six major factors to consider to reach the best outcome in the make vs. buy decision, and presents important questions to be asked to potential contract manufacturer partners.

  5. Sterilization Of 3D Printed Medical Devices

    Fused Deposition Modeling™ (FDM® ) can be used to produce an array of medical devices; however, for such devices to be practical, they must be manufactured using sterilizable materials. By David Espalin, Francisco Medina, Mireya Perez, and Ryan Wicker, The University of Texas at El Paso; and Terry Hoppe and Rob Winker, Stratasys

  6. Force Testing In Medical Tubing

    Plastic medical tubing is central to the provision of effective health care in the 21st century. It is essential for the delivery of blood, nutrients and gases to the patient, and for the execution of minimally invasive surgical procedures such as cardiac angioplasty, which have proliferated widely over recent years.

  7. Keys To Success In Medical Micro Molding

    It’s no secret that medical devices are getting smaller. Implants, tubing and drug delivery systems now often require injection molders capable of fabricating parts at a micro level.

  8. Fastening Solutions For Medical Devices

    Even though they tend to be the smallest components in the medical device, fasteners are usually the most important element of the assembly as they literally hold the entire unit together. By Christie L. Jones, Spirol International Corporation

  9. Water-Based Antimicrobial Coating For FDM Medical Devices

    3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is an emerging technology used to implement new concepts and explore new possibilities. One example is the creation of 3D printed medical devices that have been specially designed to meet the needs of different patients1. By Jenny Zhu, Stratasys, Inc.

  10. The Internet Of Things Is Accelerating Connected Health

    Mobile phones have had the fastest adoption curve of any technology on the planet.