Design & Development Case Studies & White Papers

  1. A Medical Product To Effectively Treat Battlefield Wounds
    6/7/2017

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) sought a practical solution to a difficult problem that has been around since the advent of warfare: effectively treating wounds in a dirty, stressful environment.  

  2. A Better Approach To Developing Medical Device Instructions For Use (IFU)
    5/26/2017

    Once a product is designed and made ready for manufacturing, an IFU is written and tested. When errors are found, changes are made, and the cycle repeats until there is an acceptable IFU version. Clearly, this approach is often time consuming and costly.

  3. Keys To Bioabsorbable Process Development: Consistency And Control
    3/8/2017

    A medical device company developed a bioabsorbable fixation design and concept that was commended by many surgeons in the industry. Unfortunately, after several years of working with a reputable molder, there was limited consistency and success in producing the part that was in their original drawings. MTD assisted the company by guiding them through material characterization and the development of a unique tooling construction concept to reduce secondary operations. MTD’s micromolded parts achieved minimal and consistent IV loss and were much more consistent shot to shot.

  4. Considerations When Designing Injection-Molded Parts With Rapid Overmolding
    2/9/2017

    Rapid overmolding sidesteps assembly hassles, simplifies product design, and can improve the characteristics of many injection-molded parts.

  5. How To Ramp Up High Volume Bioabsorbable Micro Component Production While Decreasing Part Price
    12/2/2016

    Many OEMs will utilize multi-cavitation tooling to reduce piece part prices while preparing to increase the production volume of a micromolded component. While this may be a cost effective approach for simple thermoplastic parts, it may not be the best technique for micromolded parts.

  6. Using A Component Management Process To Scale Up Manufacturing Of Drug Delivery Devices
    11/2/2016

    The best practice for fitting multiple parts into a single assembly at tight tolerances is to choose a single component supplier with a sufficient array of core competencies in advanced device manufacturing methods. The chosen supplier should also utilize a well-designed component management process that includes close attention to important elements, proper planning, and high performance levels to provide an affordable, highly scalable drug delivery device.

  7. IoT-Enabled Medical Devices Are The Wave Of The Future
    11/2/2016

    Winning in the medical devices market of the future requires mastering advanced technologies – or finding a partner with these capabilities. The global Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare market is forecasted to reach $410 billion by 2022. To succeed in this arena, device companies need to stay out in front of manufacturing innovations so they can quickly integrate information technology (IT) functionality into their products, accelerate time to market and control costs.

  8. Assuring Component Reliability In Medical Electronic Devices
    10/24/2016

    Rapid technology advances in medical microelectronics, driven by increased service life, miniaturization, lack of redundancy and functional integration, require a rigorous methodology to assure reliability. 

  9. Mind Over Machine
    9/27/2016

    Custom-machined joints, brain-controlled exoskeleton combine to enable paraplegics to walk.

  10. How Silicone Molding Cleanrooms Factor Into Patient Safety
    8/25/2016

    To ensure patient safety, a medical device needs to be kept as clean and free of contaminants as possible. As part of the solution, silicone molders will need to wash the component before packaging and shipping through the use of a cleanroom.