The latest webinar in our continuing series of rapid manufacturing presentations focuses on rethinking the traditional medical device development cycle. With new prototyping tools available, product designers are accelerating development since they can iterate and test new designs more effectively.
- Strategies to accelerate medical device development cycle
- Prototyping effectively with rapid manufacturing
- Reducing risk with design analysis
How do you best implement all three services during product development?
First, we suggest that you start by uploading a file for all three processes. Based on recommended design changes, price, material options, and other factors, you’ll get a good feel for the appropriate process for your design. If you’ll eventually reach high production volumes with injection molding, consider moldability (draft, material flow, wall thickness, etc.) from the very start.
Do you qualify your mold tooling or what types of inspections are involved with your parts?
We have all of the standard ISO 9001 processes in place in our internal QMS systems along with our quality controls, process checks, and work instructions that go all the way through until parts ship.
Do you have any confidentiality agreements put in place for design and manufacturing processes?
Yes, we take confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements very seriously. We’re a certified ITAR company, which allows us to support government-type projects. This means have processes in place that make our operations more secure than non-ITAR companies. And for ease of operations, we treat every new project at that same, high-level of security.
More webinars on the way…DMLS is next
The next webinar on our calendar will be on designing for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), which you can sign up for here. And, following that presentation, we’re taking a deep-dive into thermoplastic materials with PolyOne. Stay tuned for more info on both of these webinars!