Injection molding is a critical component fabrication technique in medical device manufacturing. Therefore, any method that can be employed to reduce costs associated with it is of much interest to device makers.
Moving to a lean system can be of great benefit to most medical device manufacturers. Unfortunately, not all of them are familiar with the tools and strategies that need to be put in place to maximize the return on this investment.
In an effort to enable life saving diagnostic imaging equipment to be taken anywhere it could be necessary, device manufacturers are seeking technologies to help them design devices that will facilitate fully functional, smaller, portable devices.
Medical imaging holds the potential to significantly increase the quality of care able to be provided to injured or ill patients. It is now proving to be a valuable tool in the fight against cancer as well.
Exlar's 2010 Product Catalog and Engineering Guide details the company's selection of solutions for linear and rotary motion control applications.
TTI Inc., a distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical, and discrete components, has launched a Power Management Resource Centera powerful in-depth resource site dedicated to the needs and interests of the engineering community.
Tyco Electronics provides a free web-based training program aimed at designers of electronic and electrical equipment. From electrical basics to detailed descriptions of circuit protection strategies, Circuit Protection University provides a suite of practical, self-paced tutorials.
Website visitors can view an extensive gallery of medical packaging, as well as post inquiries or RFP's at Prent Corp.'s new website. In addition, the site presents a broad range of information about the worldwide custom thermoforming capabilities of the company.
Value Plastics offers its full-line catalog of precision fluid management components. The catalog contains detailed information on thousands of products and features all new products recently introduced.
Boker's Inc. offers the 2010 Washer Catalog featuring an increased selection of 24,000 non-standard flat washer and spacer sizes available with no tooling charges. The complimentary catalog provides easy reference of available washers and spacers that include outside diameters from 0.08" to 5.
Bimba Manufacturing offers customers a free FRL sample. Bimba offers a full line of air preparation equipment, filters, regulators, and lubricators available in multiple bore sizes.
The SQ60 series of isolated semi-regulated DC-DC converters for intermediate bus architecture applications accepts the full Telco input range of 36-75 V and provides a semi-regulated 12 V for point-of-load converters.
This series of insulated low profile coin cell retainers are suited for high density PCB packaging. The unique, patent-pending design protects the battery from shorting if inserted incorrectly.
The iMP series intelligent AC-DC power supplies combine the flexibility of a custom product with the fast time-to-market and standards compliance of off-the-shelf solutions.
The Project: Reduce costs in the production process of medical disposables without requiring a redesign of the device. The Solution: Move the product to a lower cost labor market and upgrade the production line while implementing principles of Lean and Six Sigma.