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Developments and the Market Outlook for Wearable Injector Devices in 2020

This year started with a renewed focus on how to keep populations safe and healthy around the world. From working at home to enabling self-care for patients, the market outlook for wearable injector devices continues to grow every year. The forecasts suggest that the wearable injector device market in 2020 will increase by nearly 11% CAGR until 2024.

In our previous update, we noted that device manufacturers should focus on making wearable injectors flexible, affordable, and comfortable. These functional considerations still apply, but new developments in the..

Plastic assembly

New Developments in IoT Connected Medical Devices and Plastic Assembly

The capabilities of the Internet of things (IoT) has matured over the last few years. In the medical sciences, connected devices now even have their own term, called the internet of Medical Things (IoMT). Developments in the industry also led to new concerns and considerations for designers and manufacturers.

In our previous blog post about the future of plastic assembly for IoT medical devices, we highlighted the potential these technologies could offer humanity. In the meantime, manufacturers have been busy designing new solutions for improved patient care, monitoring, and diagnostics...

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Update: New Trends in the Plastic Automotive Component Manufacturing Sector

As we enter the new decade, the plastic automotive component manufacturing industry is expected to continue to grow. Manufacturers are adopting new techniques and researchers are developing sophisticated compounds. These solutions will continue to replace traditional metal and steel components as they become more important to OEM vehicle manufacturers.   This article is updating our 2019 Plastic Manufacturing Trends in Automotive Production blog.

Estimates suggest that the automotive plastics market will reach $68.58 billion by 2025. The industry will benefit from drives to improve fuel-efficiency, transitioning away..

Manufacturing ROI

How to Measure Manufacturing ROI

Measuring the ROI in manufacturing is key to being profitable and being able to stay in business. To understand this metric an engineer, analyst or business owner will need to look at several main areas to break observations down into actionable information. Here’s what you need to know about measuring ROI in manufacturing.

How to Analyze the Cost?

To determine the ROI on the purchase of new manufacturing equipment, you’ll first need to examine the costs.  Here is a sample list of considerations to determine..

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Latest Efforts to Control Plastics in Our Waste Stream

The rise of plastic polymers drastically changed the industrial manufacturing landscape around the world. As new compounds became available, better products and cheaper production techniques led to unprecedented growth in the manufacturing sector. Modern plastics exist in almost every product in use today.

Although this innovative material enables the world’s latest technical innovations, its effects on the environment need to be considered. It’s because of these effects that new efforts to control plastics in our waste stream have received focus from researchers and legislators.

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What Makes for Great Manufacturing Equipment Design?

Businesses purchase equipment all the time.  How often does a buyer really think about what goes into excellent manufacturing equipment design? The fundamental question of what makes for effective or even “great” design can carry profound implications for your production line.  

What Makes Manufacturing Equipment Great?

There are a handful of key factors that go into determining great design in manufacturing equipment. These factors are important to consider both before making a new purchase. 
 

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The Origins of Plastics

The Origins of Plastics: A Surprising History

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently published guidelines that promote the use of chemically sustainable compounds for every stage during the lifecycle of plastic manufacturing. While it’s clear that plastics remain essential to human manufacturing, the compounds used in the future will no longer come with the adverse environmental effects we’ve seen in the past.

It may surprise you to learn that plastics aren’t necessarily synthetic. In fact, rubber that comes from rubber..

Thermal Press International Announces New Plastic Assembly Equipment Family

Thermal Press with Advanced Motion Control

Thermal Press machines with fully integrated Servo Actuators and Load Cells deliver the highest accuracy for your assembly projects and processes using our new force process mode of operation.

This advanced process motion control method allows for the most precise servo motion using force monitoring capabilities for your most demanding assembly requirements. Thermal Press machines feature..

Possible Issues with Ultrasonic Plastic Welding in Assembly

The performance of plastic parts often depends on the staking method applied during the manufacturing process. Ultrasonic plastic welding is a popular option among manufacturers, but product designers and process engineers need to keep in mind there may be some issues with the technology.

With ultrasonic welding, the production cycles are fast, doesn’t need any additional consumables, and works well in a variety of different applications. When deciding to use ultrasonic technology for the welds and joints, you should consider possible issues that can arise during the design stages. The..