Are quality and on-time delivery of high importance to you? Maybe engineering design and quick-turn prototype services top your list. Or, perhaps you are more interested in capacity and VIP attention to your projects. If you are like most original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s), you want all of these and more from your electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company. This article will examine the benefits of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), as well as several other vital traits that are often overlooked in an OEM/EMS long-term partnership.
Often, in order to provide customers with the best quality products, companies are forced to sacrifice high productivity and competitive pricing. However, one company’s innovations in syringe manufacturing technology have proven that quality can be achieved efficiently, at a low cost.
Crafford-LaserStar Technologies Corp., a worldwide supplier of laser microwelding, cutting, and marking workstations for industrial applications, premiered its first FiberStar laser welding workstation earlier this year, and is already examining other workstation products that feature fiber laser engines.
In September 2008, Covidien Energy-based Devices, a market leader in advanced energy-based surgical systems, announced the launch of the Evident MW Ablation System, providing physicians with a powerful new technology to ablate soft tissue.
Today’s chilling economic climate is accelerating the adoption of cost-cutting initiatives. Outsourcing component and sub-assembly manufacturing, as well as application development, has long been standard practice for high-tech and consumer manufacturing, and medical electronics manufacturers are now increasingly following suit.
Canfield Scientific offers imaging systems services and products for scientific research and healthcare applications, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cosmetics, medical and skin care industries. The company has recently brought in SYSPRO to replace its previous software systems.
Hospitals are under increasing pressure to become more cost-effective and get more “patient throughput” with the equipment and resources that they have. One way of achieving this is the advancement of on-board device intelligence, as discussed in the following article.
At some point in eighty percent of people’s lives, back pain will be their worst enemy. In many cases, the cause is pressure exerted on nerves branching out from the spinal column into the lower or upper extremities. This article discusses newly engineered technologies in spinal decompression.
Verathon Medical Canada has begun producing its video laryngoscopes with Clarex non-glare materials, allowing for higher-quality, lower-risk medical care to be provided both in and out of a hospital setting.
What’s in the Secret Sauce for U.S. Manufacturing?: Century Old Company Stays Competitive by Designing for ManufacturabilityApril 28, 2010 12:15 pm | by ATW Companies | Articles | Comments
For more than a century, the ATW Companies have been world-class suppliers of precision tubing and fabricated metal components. This article explores the ways in which the company has maintained high standards of manufacturability in the modern market.
To make the end of the month a bit easier, it pays to understand how trade terms work, how they can be used to even out cash flow, and what you can do to gain access to trade terms, or similar tools. The following provides the basics of trade terms along with tips on how to put them to work for your business.
ControlPanelGRC, as second-generation software, has not only helped Abiomed automate its governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) efforts; it is also helping them streamline their business processes overall, which has been an unexpected but welcome additional benefit.
Ever since the Venice Arsenal started mass producing ships in what some refer to as the world’s first factory back in the 13th century, manufacturers have been driven by the need for speed. Manufacturing speed, that is.
The role of electronics in medical devices has evolved tremendously over the last several decades and continues to integrate into more products as the industry moves forward.
Last month, I had a fantastic opportunity to visit Singapore to see several medical device suppliers and outsourcing service providers. It was a country I knew very little about and had simply grouped in with the rest of Asia as a low labor...