Industry Insights

  1. The Benefits of Aqueous Critical Cleaning In Medical Device Manufacturing
    2/2/2017

    The use of aqueous cleaning in medical device manufacturing can provide numerous benefits in terms of efficacy, minimal surface contact and reduced residue potential, and easier cleaning validation.

  2. Optimize Your Critical Cleaning Process And Ensure Results
    2/2/2017

    Getting the best results from any cleaner requires proper mixing and cleaning procedures. This whitepaper includes mixing directions for each type of Alconox, Inc. aqueous cleaning detergent. It also describes methods for monitoring cleaner performance.

  3. The Benefits Of Aqueuos Critical Cleaning In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    2/2/2017

    The use of aqueous cleaning in pharmaceutical manufacturing can provide numerous benefits in terms of effectiveness, minimal surface residue, and easier cleaning validation. Virtually any pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment — from tablet presses to a stainless steel mixing tanks — can be cleaned to stringent critically clean criteria by aqueous cleaning.

  4. Why Medical Device Manufacturers Should Get Cleaning Validation Support From The Supplier
    2/2/2017

    Cleaning validation or verification is a necessary regulatory compliance step in medical device manufacturing and reprocessing. Support from the cleaner manufacturer can save time and money when establishing either cleaning validation or cleaning verification processes. This white paper outlines the basics of cleaning validation and how the cleaner manufacturer can help simplify and speed up the process, as well as support ongoing maintenance of the validated or verified state.

  5. Why Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Should Get Cleaning Validation Support From The Supplier
    2/2/2017

    Cleaning validation is a necessary and time-consuming part of manufacturing pharmaceuticals. The validation process can be expedited and the cost reduced if the cleaner supplier can provide support — ultimately allowing pharmaceuticals to get to market faster and at a lower cost. This paper outlines the basics of cleaning validation and discusses the support services you should seek from your critical cleaning products supplier to optimize your cleaning validation process.

  6. When Miniaturization Matters
    2/1/2017

    It is imperative for military organizations around the globe to be able to find ways to lighten the loads that soldiers carry into battle. Every piece of equipment must be able to improve communications, agility, and lethality for soldier reliability. Connector and cabling solutions have been identified as one place to make such improvements. This white paper takes a close look at the miniaturization of military connectors, and addresses issues of size, weight and functionality.

  7. Laser Engraving Resolution Chart
    1/25/2017

    This article reports the measurement results acquired when a metal sheet was scanned with a resolution chart engraved on its surface.

  8. Intro To Laser Management: Laser Profiling 101
    1/25/2017

    Traditionally, laser operators only verify a laser’s average power or energy to improve efficiency and, if everything is in order, put their laser back into service. This article discusses steps required to identify and use a camera profiling system (arrayed camera, attenuator, and beam dump) for laser management.

  9. Reducing Production Waste With Laser Profiling And Characterization
    1/25/2017

    A critical component in a laser manufacturing process is the understanding of which process parameters or key control characteristics must be measured and how they will relate to product quality and waste. A laser profiling system can be a great benefit for characterizing and identifying which variables affect product quality and waste minimization. Unfortunately, many companies realize this too late and incur more expenses and extended downtime than necessary when trying to implement the system near the end of the process. This article dives into a method of using in-house tools, like laser profiling, to characterize and optimize a process in advance so that product quality and process variability may be understood and maintained.

  10. Important Changes To ISO 13485 2016 For Medical Device Manufacturers And Designers
    1/17/2017

    The ISO 13485:2016 quality management and regulatory requirement standard that was published in early 2016 established a new international framework to mitigate risk and produce effective medical devices. Those who wait too long to transition their QMS to the updated version may face problems such as certification bottlenecks and market-entry roadblocks. In order to help medical designers and manufacturers, KMC Systems outlines the most important changes to consider in this article.