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

    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
    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. Bright Fibers
    6/14/2018

    When surgeons need the best view possible, they rely on almost invisible support systems. Among them, highly flexible and environmentally friendly PURAVIS® glass optical fibers, recently awarded with the German Innovation Award. Karen Holst, Senior Product Manager for Medical at SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging, is an expert on high performance fibers and explains how they efficiently bring light to the right place in or on the human body.

  9. FLIR T500-Series Macro Mode: Single-Lens Solution For Imaging Small Targets
    6/14/2018

    Thermal cameras are used throughout many stages of R&D and quality assurance. Electronics inspection is one of the most common applications for thermal imaging, which typically involves finding hot spots on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and ensuring that various components are working within their design limits.

  10. The Hygiene And Reliability Challenge: How Glass-Sealed Components Enable The Design Of Fully Autoclavable, Long-Lasting Medical Devices
    6/8/2018

    The medical market requires good hygiene in medical devices in order to make sure that all instruments are clean and properly sanitized before any medical procedure. There are several avenues used to achieve this cleanliness, including disposable devices and device sterilization. When autoclave sterilization procedures are used, it is important to have components that are able to repeatedly survive the harsh process. The arrival of autoclavable LEDs bring the light source directly to treatment sites while being able to withstand the heat and moisture of the autoclave.