Medical device manufacturing

Common Mistakes when Transferring Medical Device Manufacturing to High Volume

In the following article we cover some of the common mistakes that are made when transferring medical device manufacturing to high volume. The ability to identify these areas at an early stage together with proper management, can be critical to a medical device’s lifecycle. These common pitfalls that result in costly corrective actions can be avoided altogether.

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Plastic molding dfm

Case Study: Plastic Molding DFM

Introduction It’s not uncommon for companies to seek a device manufacturer after having completed the prototype development phase. That’s because they mistakenly assume that the product development team has manufacturability in mind. On the contrary however, experience shows that during development, engineers will focus on design outputs to meet the design inputs. And not enough focus goes into product manufacturability as is necessary. It is absolutely critical to involve the device manufacturer from early on in the design phase. Otherwise, companies run the risk of developing products that will have issues with manufacturability that pose serious challenges in later stages. This study [...]

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ISO 13485 Manufacturing

Why ISO 13485 Might Not Be Enough for Your Medical Device Manufacturing Process

ISO 13485 manufacturing is an established quality standard, pertaining to medical device manufacturers. However, as with any quality standard, it is more a set of general guidelines which every manufacturer applies to their own situation according to their status, infrastructure, and working conditions, rather than a recipe for success. There are multiple ways in which it can be applied to each manufacturer’s case, therefore making each medical device manufacturer responsible for guaranteeing their operational effectiveness and success, independent of their ISO 13485 manufacturing certification. An Overview Of ISO 13485 Manufacturing Quality Standard First published in 1996, ISO 13485 in manufacturing is [...]

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