Medical Device Assembly

22 Medical Device Assembly Articles
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Brian Buntz on June 11, 2015
At Booth #2015 at MD&M East, Nordson EFD is displaying its new EV Series, which features its intuitive vision-guided DispenseMotion software and a simple pencil camera. Designed to make the automated dispensing system quick to set up, the system offers true three-dimensional control to facilitat... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Qmed Staff on April 16, 2015
There are plenty of benefits to be had from ultrasonic welding for medical devices. But there are important things to consider.Ken Fine, Proven Process Medical DevicesUltrasonic welding is well suited for bonding medical devices because it uses the device material itself to form a bond, without intr... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Qmed Staff on January 14, 2015
Darren DolcemascoloBy Darren Dolcemascolo, EMS Consulting Group For more than 20 years, companies in nearly every industry, including many in the medical device field, have adopted Lean Manufacturing practices with varying degrees of success. Here are five key lessons that medical dev... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Chris Newmarker on December 2, 2014
Sometimes a fix for a problem really doesn’t entirely solve the problem. And that seems to be exactly what happened to Philips Healthcare’s Children’s Medical Ventures business and its serious recall of apparently moldy infant head and body cradlers. A Gel-E Donut, as shown on the FDA's w... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Brian Buntz on November 10, 2014
Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma principles are more important for the medical device industry than ever before, says Dave Schleder, director of OEM/international operations at B. Braun (Allentown, PA).That’s because these decades-old production philosophies can go a long way in helping medical de... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Chris Newmarker on October 28, 2014
A lot of U.S.-based manufacturers are bringing production operations back home after offshoring them in the 1990s and 2000s to save cash. After years of looking to low-cost destinations like China, many firms are finding the cost benefits of offshoring are evaporating. Businessweek proclaimed earlie... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Brian Buntz on October 14, 2014
While robotic systems have revolutionized assembly, they traditionally haven’t been so good at collaborating with others, meaning non-robotic human workers. In fact, it is often dangerous for people to even be near many assembly robots, which are often housed in cages, as we described in a recent ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Brian Buntz on October 10, 2014
For decades, industrial workers and much of the media have been claiming that robots and automation are stealing their jobs. But in the case of Toyota, the opposite has been happening, with the iconic automaker bringing more humans into the mix, leveraging their creativity and problem-solving abilit... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Brian Buntz on August 29, 2014
The field of contract medical device assembly has changed significantly in the past five years, according to Amit Arora, global market development manager at Nordson EFD (East Providence, RI). “Product features that were either too complex or cost prohibitive for companies five to seven ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Chris Newmarker on March 5, 2014
GE Healthcare is recalling a host of infant resuscitators from the past five years over a serious error during the assembly process.The FDA announced Feb. 28 that it has designated the recall as Class I. FDA officials think the resuscitators could potentially seriously injure or kill infants because... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Brian Buntz on February 24, 2014
The ability of the Baxter robot to work alongside humans is steadily getting better, thanks to continuous software refinements.Brian BuntzIn a way, a two-armed robot called Baxter is similar to a smartphone. The capabilities of the robot can be expanded through software updates. “We have developer... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Shana Leonard on April 13, 2013
Available with workspaces ranging from 500 to 900 mm, Denso's VS-series robots are used for assembling small medical parts.In contrast to hard automation technologies, robots are flexible systems that can be retooled and reprogrammed.Over the last few years, robotics has made increasing inroads into... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Bob Michaels on October 9, 2012
Production fluid dispenserOffered by Fluid Metering Inc., the IDS2000 industrial fluid dispenser consists of a patented valveless ceramic piston pump directly coupled to a precision stepper motor. Available as a stand-alone system for dispensing fluids in production and process environments, the uni... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Shana Leonard on May 25, 2011
Strain-gauge sensors are typically used to determine the amount of force required to perform precision assembly and other manufacturing operations. However, in addition to being time-consuming, the use of such dedicated sensors can result in damage to robotic arms if the sensors are unable to preven... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by Shana Leonard on June 28, 2010
Modular Machine Performs Small-Part Assembly A standardized, modular assembly machine designed specifically for the medical device industry is suited for use in the production of test kits, syringes, needle sets, and other medical products. Capable of operating at rates up to 120 parts per minute, t... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by ucanadmin on November 10, 2009
Originally Published MPMN November/December 2009 OUTSOURCING OUTLOOK Assembly Richard S. Crane, VP of manufacturing operations/U.S., J-Pac LLC, Somersworth, NH. Whether an OEM relies on assembly outsourcing partners so that it can focus on... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by ucanadmin on May 5, 2009
Originally Published MPMN May 2009 FOCUS ON EQUIPMENT Welding Mask Process Allows Selective Bonding Suited for microfluidic plastic part assembly applications, a laser welding system features a mask process that allows for freely definable geometries to be selectively bonded. This tec... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by ucanadmin on April 6, 2009
Product design firm Bresslergroup gave BD’s Bactec system a user-friendly makeover Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by ucanadmin on March 5, 2008
Wireless data collected directly from patients during normal physical activities could enable the development of better knee implants Continue
Posted in Medical Device Assembly by ucanadmin on March 20, 2007
From drug-delivery to endoscope repair, adhesives are becoming more accepted in medical devices Continue