Materials & Manufacturing

Custom & Contract Manufacturing

Find the latest news and technical briefs related to custom and contract medical manufacturing. Review how companies are outsourcing the creation of medical devices and medical device components; product concept and development; process validation and verification; and manufacturing and packaging.

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The Weiss-Aug Group, a manufacturing partner for precision metal stamping, injection molding, and integrated component assembly, and Boulder, CO–based...

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News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Gener8 Names New CEO to Fuel Growth

Gener8, a product realization company in the life sciences and medical device markets, has named David Brakenwagen CEO as it announces changes within its executive leadership. The company’s founder,...

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Medical Design Briefs: 2019 Technology Leaders
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News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tessy Plastics Expands Elbridge Facilities

Tessy Plastics Corp., which specializes in injection molding and custom automated assembly solutions, has expanded the warehouse space in one of its manufacturing facilities in upstate New York. The...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
OKAY Industries Introduces NexTech Labs

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...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions

Contract manufacturers have an increasingly critical role in medical device manufacturing. For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that choose to outsource manufacturing operations, a...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components

Value engineering (VE) is an organized/systematic approach directed at analyzing the function of systems, equipment, facilities, services, and supplies for the purpose of achieving their...

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3D printing....

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Inside Story: Allied Motion

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...

To optimize production and offer greater manufacturing capabilities for its global customers, Porex has relocated to a newly renovated facility in the industrial...

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., Sudbury, MA, has opened a new Precision Center in Acton, MA. According to the company, the facility was built “for customers who need the ultimate in tight tolerance...

MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market, has selected the Phillips-Medisize...

Technology has always played a central role in healthcare. From microscopes to medical imaging, and from pacemakers to prosthetics, technological breakthroughs throughout history have improved diagnosis,...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing

In the injectable drug-delivery industry, expectations for improved patient experiences with administration and at-home delivery of therapeutic regimens are evolving. Products that combine the...

The medical device industry often looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components. Direct sourcing of...

Precision in surgery is paramount. Surgeons rely on a variety of handheld instruments, and they increasingly want tools that can aid in accessing hard-to-reach areas...

Reel-to-reel insert molding can prove a more efficient process for design engineers when it comes to lowering assembly costs. The process is best suited for products that require dimensional stability and need to function in harsh environments.
News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MICRO Expands Footprint in New Jersey

MICRO, a manufacturer of medical device components, has expanded by 50,000 sq. ft with a third building in Somerset, NJ (130 Belmont Drive, Somerset, NJ). The new office is located conveniently between...

Under tremendous pressure to reduce costs, the healthcare industry is facing a monumental shift in how providers are reimbursed for delivering care....

For medical device developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the transition from prototype to commercial-scale production with a contract...

Even the simplest medical cable assembly projects contain numerous engineering considerations. And among the most complex applications, the quantity of requirements can...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medbio Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Medbio, Grand Rapids, MI, has opened a second manufacturing facility. The company is an outsource manufacturer offering design and engineering, manufacturing, assembly, and packaging solutions for the...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success

In the medical industry, metal parts play an integral role in a vast array of diagnostic, testing, medical instruments, and equipment. Although certain complex metal parts can only be machined, thinner...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vander-Bend Acquires J.L. Haley Enterprises

Vander-Bend Manufacturing, Inc., a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners based in San Jose, CA, has acquired J.L. Haley Enterprises, Inc. Based in Rancho Cordova, CA, Haley is a niche...

Freudenberg Medical, part of the Freudenberg Group and a global manufacturer of medical devices, components, and minimally invasive solutions for the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal Tubing Offers Flexibility for Disposable Devices

Traditional handheld surgical tools continue to provide benefits where surgeons need instruments to be more rigid and have strong holding power to withstand complex procedures. The...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Seven Steps to Successful Contract Manufacturing for the Medical Industry

Contract manufacturing, or outsourcing, has typically been associated with a company using an offshore manufacturer and lower labor rates to produce their products at...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How Second Stage Speed Influences the Molding Process

Hold speed or hold velocity? How many machines today have it, and what does it do to the process?

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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