Industry Insights

  1. Improving Health Outcomes With Personalized Apps
    6/21/2017

    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
    6/20/2017

    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
    6/20/2017

    A key aspect to a successful medical device development project is a dedicated outsourcing partner who can provide engineering expertise that includes sustaining engineering. 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. This article discusses the importance of sustaining engineering, and 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
    2/10/2017

    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
    4/26/2017

    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
    5/8/2017

    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
    5/9/2017

    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. Design Considerations For Liquid Silicone Rubber
    9/19/2017

    Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is a thermoset material that differs from thermoplastic injection molding in that it is designed to withstand constant temperatures up to 600°F. In addition to high heat resistance, LSR can also endure temperatures falling into the double digits below 0°F while maintaining its flexibility. LSR material also has excellent thermal, electrical, and chemical properties, making it ideal for use in a wide range of applications. This article discusses the considerations designers should keep in mind when working with LSR, and offers helpful tips and comparisons for different tasks that LSR would be used for.

  9. Twenty-Twenty Vision: A World First In Eye Surgery
    9/14/2017

    While robotic assistance systems are available for most types of surgery today, eye surgery used to be an exception. A Dutch company has changed that. The first operation using the system was successful.

  10. Taking A Closer Look At Blood
    9/14/2017

    High-tech machines analyze human blood samples, detect coagulation disorders, and thus help to save lives. The maxon sales company in France does not only supply the appropriate drives – it in fact builds entire conveyor modules.