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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.

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
OKAY Industries Introduces NexTech Labs
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...

OKAY Industries Introduces NexTech Labs
Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions
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...

Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions
Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components
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...

Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Engineers 3D Print Flexible Mesh for Ankle and Knee Braces
Engineers 3D Print Flexible Mesh for Ankle and Knee Braces

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....

Engineers 3D Print Flexible Mesh for Ankle and Knee Braces
News : Medical
Inside Story: Allied Motion
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...

Inside Story: Allied Motion
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Porex Expands Capabilities with New Facility Centrally Located in Ningbo, China
Porex Expands Capabilities with New Facility Centrally Located in Ningbo, China

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

Porex Expands Capabilities with New Facility Centrally Located in Ningbo, China
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Methods Machine Tools Opens Precision Center
Methods Machine Tools Opens Precision Center

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...

Methods Machine Tools Opens Precision Center
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Phillips-Medisize Wins Best Connected Health Platform
Phillips-Medisize Wins Best Connected Health Platform

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...

Phillips-Medisize Wins Best Connected Health Platform
Features : Materials
Materials Matter for Connected Health
Materials Matter for Connected Health

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,...

Materials Matter for Connected Health
Features : Design
Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing
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...

Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing
Features : Electronics & Computers
Strategies for Low-Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market
Strategies for Low-Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

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

Strategies for Low-Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market
Features : Materials
Design for Manufacturability Improves Articulating Instrument Development
Design for Manufacturability Improves Articulating Instrument Development

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...

Design for Manufacturability Improves Articulating Instrument Development
Briefs : Materials
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components
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.
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
MICRO Expands Footprint in New Jersey
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...

MICRO Expands Footprint in New Jersey
News : Design
Guest Editorial: Value-Based Reimbursement Increases Risk of Medical Device Manufacturing
Guest Editorial: Value-Based Reimbursement Increases Risk of Medical Device Manufacturing

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

Guest Editorial: Value-Based Reimbursement Increases Risk of Medical Device Manufacturing
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
DEMYSTIFYING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER in Medical Device Contract Manufacturing
DEMYSTIFYING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER in Medical Device Contract Manufacturing

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

DEMYSTIFYING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER in Medical Device Contract Manufacturing
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Electrocutting and Mechanical Cutting for Endoscopic Applications
Electrocutting and Mechanical Cutting for Endoscopic Applications

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

Electrocutting and Mechanical Cutting for Endoscopic Applications
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medbio Expands Manufacturing Capacity
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...

Medbio Expands Manufacturing Capacity
Features : Materials
Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success
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...

Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success
News : Medical
Vander-Bend Acquires J.L. Haley Enterprises
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...

Vander-Bend Acquires J.L. Haley Enterprises
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Freudenberg Medical Announces New Global Headquarters, Facility Expansion in Massachusetts
Freudenberg Medical Announces New Global Headquarters, Facility Expansion in Massachusetts

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

Freudenberg Medical Announces New Global Headquarters, Facility Expansion in Massachusetts
Briefs : Materials
Metal Tubing Offers Flexibility for Disposable Devices
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...

Metal Tubing Offers Flexibility for Disposable Devices
Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Seven Steps to Successful Contract Manufacturing for the Medical Industry
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...

Seven Steps to Successful Contract Manufacturing for the Medical Industry
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
How Second Stage Speed Influences the Molding Process
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?

How Second Stage Speed Influences the Molding Process
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medtronic Recognizes Weiss-Aug with Supplier Excellence Award
Medtronic Recognizes Weiss-Aug with Supplier Excellence Award

Medical device maker Medtronic has awarded Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, NJ, as one of the top 12 suppliers from its 52,000 worldwide vendor base. For more than 25 years, Weiss-Aug has...

Medtronic Recognizes Weiss-Aug with Supplier Excellence Award
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling
Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling

By utilizing state-of-the-art production equipment and processes, machining tolerances are held extremely close on today's multi-lumen and multilayer medical tubing. It is important to note that...

Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling
Features : Software
Evaluating Electronics Contract Manufacturers for Medical Devices
Evaluating Electronics Contract Manufacturers for Medical Devices

The ideal contract manufacturer is more than a transactional supplier; rather, it is a partner that improves the product and process. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) and...

Evaluating Electronics Contract Manufacturers for Medical Devices
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Survey Finds Automation 'Critical' to Business
Survey Finds Automation 'Critical' to Business

NuTec Tooling Solution has released the compiled results of its first annual Industrial Automation Impact Survey conducted at the end of 2017. The survey evaluated the degree to which industrial...

Survey Finds Automation 'Critical' to Business
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cadence to be Acquired by Kohlberg & Company

Cadence, Inc., a provider of complex high-precision components and finished devices for advanced surgical and specialty industrial applications, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Kohlberg & Company, a private equity firm based in Mount Kisco, NY.

Features : Medical
Diagnostics Manufacturing: Strategies for Outsourcing
Diagnostics Manufacturing: Strategies for Outsourcing

When new assays or diagnostic tests are ready for commercialization, there can be tremendous hurdles to overcome, including significant investment in the infrastructure for automated...

Diagnostics Manufacturing: Strategies for Outsourcing

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