Vapor phase polymers, particularly Parylenes, have become more important in the conformal insulation and biostability of medical electronics and enhancing their overall reliability because of the unique characteristics that are generally not available with other polymeric materials.
The expectation for zero defects in medical devices is higher than ever. Manufacturers must find ways to achieve that expectation while reducing costs and risks. This article explains how automation can help manufacturers reach those goals.
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.
Silicone’s biocompatibility and stability when implanted within the human body for short-term or long-term applications have made it a highly popular material for implantable medical devices. This article offers a brief overview of the history of biocompatible silicone, new testing and standards, and the issues regarding biocompatibility and patient safety.
When selecting a CMO, it’s important to look at organizational alignment, senior leadership engagement, program management, commitment to projects large and small, and processes in place to manage risk.
When subcontracting medical or optic injection molded components, do you carefully evaluate your molder’s validation process? There is only one approach that is proven to keep your molded parts “in spec”: decoupled molding.
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.
When developing a part or device for the medical or optic industries, the goal is always to get that part to market as quickly as possible. The key to doing just that: developing a strong relationship with a molder early in the part design process.