4 Keys to Sourcing Quality and Cost Effective Medical Injection Molding

Posted by Kevin Allison on Sep 12, 2018

(Updated June 2019)

It is no surprise that medical device manufacturers must adhere to critical medical quality standards. The stakes are high when building and deploying medical devices used to treat patients and their illnesses around the globe.  Thus when manufacturers are sourcing their injection molds for parts needed in their devices, the most pressing concern must be to first identify suppliers with proven track records of success and that are fully equipped with excellent facilities, quality controls, and highly specialized personnel. Consistent delivery of highly precise and durable parts is essential to minimizing the financial loss and disastrous medical toll of a failed component or device. Taking a Total Cost of Ownership analysis approach to anticipate the direct and indirect life cycle costs when selecting the right injection molding company is the best business practice to select the most cost effective and reliable molding company to partner with.

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Topics: custom injection molding, plastic injection molding, medical manufacturing

Strategies for Outsourcing Your Next Plastic Device or Medical Component

Posted by Kevin Allison on Aug 31, 2018

Moving production of an injection molded part to an outside vendor is a big step—but one which can reap large long-term cost savings and other supply chain benefits. To help OEMs ensure a smooth and positive outsourcing transition, we’ve compiled a few tips, drawn from our decades of experience.

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Topics: medical manufacturing

How to Choose the Right Material for Your Medical Device

Posted by Kevin Allison on Jul 11, 2018

By enabling new therapies for patients, better tools for surgeons and physicians, and diagnostics, which are more economical and accurate, new medical device designs propel healthcare forward. While the dimensions, tolerances, drawings, and CAD models for those devices document the idea of the engineer, materials are ultimately what bring that design to life. But, before innovative medical devices can make an impact in a patient’s life, it has to be made out of something.

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Topics: platic injection molding, medical manufacturing

Top 3 Things to Look for When Auditing a Medical Manufacturer

Posted by Kevin Allison on Jun 27, 2018

Medical device OEMs rely on the competence and compliance of their contract manufacturers (CMs) to continuously deliver high-quality parts and products on demand. By outsourcing production of their products, these OEMs trust those CMs with patient lives and a critical piece of the OEM’s business.

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Topics: medical manufacturing

Top 4 Reasons to Manufacture Your Medical Product in a Cleanroom

Posted by Kevin Allison on Apr 26, 2018

Cleanroom manufacturing is an increasingly common part of the production of medical products. From the injection molding of components, to assembly and packaging, Class 10K and 100K cleanrooms are becoming a standard part of medical manufacturing operations.

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Topics: contract manufacturing, cleanroom, medical manufacturing