Industry Insights

  1. Improving Health Outcomes With Personalized Apps

    Advances in sensors, smartphones, communications, and analytics give developers new tools to build creative and powerful applications that promise to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.

  2. Micro-MIM Succeeds At Making Precise Micro Metal Parts

    As component sizes for medical devices shrink to micron size, conventional machining may not be the most efficient or consistent method for manufacturing. Learn why Micro-MIM is preferred for components with tight tolerances at high volumes.

  3. Plan For Success With Sustaining Engineering In Medical Device Development And Manufacturing

    Sustaining engineering enables the developer to plan ahead, getting the development and design of the device done right the first time, and smoothing the transition to manufacturing. KMC's executive director of engineering, Scott Leon, weighs in on the subject.

  4. How To Uncover The Hidden Value Of Culture In Supplier Selection

    The business pain of switching suppliers, both in terms of costs and revalidation time, heightens the importance of making the right decision the first time.

  5. Taking Micromolding To the Next Level

    Micromolding requires a high level of intimacy and attention to detail to be successful over the long run, so it’s important to work with micromolder with the capability, scalability, and sustainability to get a product from the design stage all the way to high-quality mass production. 

  6. OEMs: Discover The Hidden Costs And Risks In Your Complex Supplier Network

    With price competition and cost pressures squeezing the profitability of medical devices, supplier networks are the latest target for cost reductions — and rightfully so. Complex supplier networks add costs without adding value. 

  7. The Science Of Adhering To Skin — It's Trickier Than You Think

    Choosing the right adhesive raises many questions including: How long will the device be attached to the patient? Where will the sensor be placed on the body? And, what skin types or conditions are encountered? This article covers the important aspects of choosing the right adhesive.

  8. Understanding Drawn Fiber: Polymers, Process, And Properties

    Drawn fiber is an improved performance monofilament based on extrusion technology and found in a wide array of applications such as over-braiding for hoses, weaves as mist eliminators, medical braiding, instrument and racquet string, and strengthening for industrial belting applications. This white paper discusses drawn fiber and polymer properties with particular emphasis on the macro- level attributes including melting temperature, glass transition temperature, and several key mechanical traits.

  9. Biocompatibility Of Plastics

    Unique manufacturability and production properties in plastics are increasingly being utilized in the development of medical devices and medical packaging. In the application of any material in a medical device, it must always meet stringent safety requirements and be biocompatible. This article discusses material biocompatibility, as well as the tested biocompatibility of plastics in medical devices.

  10. Sutures And AEOS® ePTFE Monofilament

    Today, there are many suture types including synthetic, natural, absorbable, and non-absorbable materials. One of the most successful synthetic materials with suture applications has been PTFE and its variant, expanded PTFE (ePTFE). ZEUS now offers Aeos® ePTFE suture monofilament specifically for safe and effective surgical interventions while being readily obtainable for non-exclusive or unbranded use.