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. 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.

  9. Protecting Implantable Medical Devices From Moisture With Desiccant-Infused Silicone
    11/19/2018

    Moisture can be harmful to implantable medical devices that operate with electronics. The excess moisture can cause oxidation and dendritic growth in metal parts and wires, and can cause many problems including a fatal electrical shortage or complete device failure as worst case scenarios. 

  10. Understanding Silicone Molding For Implantable Medical Devices
    11/19/2018

    The biocompatibility of silicone is important for medical devices. This article offers a brief overview on the types of silicone that can be used in the different classes of medical devices, the required molding processes, and additional quality considerations.