Manufacturing & Packaging Articles

  1. 10 Ways To Improve Your Barcodes
    12/7/2018

    It’s a bit of a conundrum in our technologically advanced day and age, but, without barcodes to scan, the retail world would effectively grind to a halt. The dependency is understandable though, as barcodes are just that much more effective relative to labels… they can contain that much more information. It makes sense then that companies would want to ensure the barcodes they place on their products are perfectly functional.

  2. The Growth Of Biocompatible Silicone In Implantable Medical Devices
    11/19/2018

    This article offers a brief overview of the history of biocompatible silicone, new testing and standards, and the issues regarding biocompatibility and patient safety.

  3. Parker Hannifin Brings Robotic Exoskeleton To Life With Digital Manufacturing
    8/28/2018

    Parker Hannifin needed a rapid manufacturing solution to accelerate development of a robotic exoskeleton while reducing design risk. As a solution, Protolabs’ digital manufacturing technologies and automated quoting system enabled a highly repetitive design process without sacrificing time to market.

  4. The Role Of Packaging In Supply Chain Management
    2/14/2018

    In order to achieve a successful supply chain management, packaging systems have to be connected with aspects of marketing, logistics, productions, and the environment.

  5. Assuring Reliability In Medical Device Manufacturing Using Automation And A Digital Factory
    1/31/2018

    .A fail-safe, fast response strategy for manufacturing reliable medical electronics in a controlled, data-rich, and cost-efficient environment.

  6. Why Predictability Matters In High-End PCB Manufacturing
    1/3/2018

    Predictability is essential for PCB manufacturing. Without it, a product’s reliability cannot be assured. Conventional approaches to predictability often fall short. Inspection, for example, only reveals superficial flaws. Micro sectioning is destructive in nature and inadequate for complex PCBs with thousands of vias. 

  7. How To Avoid Compliance & Timeline Risks When Selecting A Medical Device Supplier
    12/13/2017

    Discover the 9 elements of a predictable quality system when evaluating CMO partners. Predictable quality shortens your time to market, reduces your compliance risk, and reduces risk to the patient.

  8. Giant Step Forward For Neural Bypass Technology
    9/27/2017

    How recent accomplishments are taking science a step closer to realistically fixing paralysis.

  9. OEMs: Do You Trust Your Medical Device Supplier’s Quality?
    8/1/2017

    As an OEM, it is your responsibility to ensure the parts supplied to you are compliant with ISO regulations. Ideally, your supplier’s quality systems are strong enough to identify risks, prevent defects, and to catch defects quickly if they do occur. This requires a robust quality management system. 

  10. The Coming Wave Of Dual-Chamber Systems For Drug Delivery
    8/1/2017

    Selecting and validating the best dual-chamber design option for the delivery of a given pharmaceutical.