OKAY Industries , a contract manufacturer that engineers components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers in the medical device and industrial markets, has added state-of-the-art prototyping and process development labs. Its NexTech Labs are dedicated spaces, with equipment, resources, and staff who work collaboratively with customers to solve complex engineering design challenges.

Equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology, NexTech Labs are unique environments that are fully committed to process development and prototype manufacturing for medical devices. According to the company, the labs offer multi-axis, high-speed CNC and LaserSwiss machining, and laser tube cutting, as well as laser welding, marking, and surface treating. The services include integrated design software and advanced robotic technologies. Additionally, the labs offer 3D printing for quick-turn feasibility testing, tooling, and fixtures.

The company says the addition of NexTech Labs is designed to elevate innovation and collaboration to the next level.

“NexTech Labs bring our resources and expertise to a space where we can directly collaborate with customers,” says Sean Stowik, director of sales and marketing at OKAY Industries. “We can get products to market faster and solve issues early in the design stage, which ultimately lowers production costs and improves manufacturability. By working one-on-one with medical device OEMs early on, we create custom manufacturing solutions that deliver high-quality, reliable components and sub-assemblies with speed and cost efficiency.”

With engineers from manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, laser processing, design for manufacturability, and design for automation disciplines, the company says its NexTech Labs combine in-depth expertise with the latest production and quality control technologies. It notes that customers will also benefit from OKAY Industries’ century-long legacy of in-house tool and die design and development, which“allows the company to customize the manufacturing process and deliver the highest-quality solutions customers can rely on.”