When developing a new product, it's important to follow the basics of design for manufacturing (DFM). DFM involves optimizing all the component parts of a product to enhance the ease of manufacturing. You can do this by refining the product design to simplify the assembly process – which has the very important side benefit of creating higher-quality products at lower cost.
Understanding Design for Manufacturability
DFM is all about thinking about manufacturability during the design process. This should happen at all stages of design, starting..
According to Precedence Research, medical device companies worldwide spent $53.71 billion on contract manufacturing in 2019 – and are expected to spend $97.52 billion annually by 2027. No doubt you're constantly examining your company's development costs, looking for ways to become more efficient.
Underestimating Assembly Costs
It's easy, especially in the planning stages, to underestimate manufacturing and assembly costs. It's natural to focus on the price of the components and assume that's going to be the bulk of your expenses. However,..
While 2020 may have been a challenging time for most manufacturers and product teams, the industry responded effectively, and most companies are poised to deal with any future challenges.
Companies naturally felt the pinch created by the COVID 19 pandemic. At the same time, the slow-down created a window of opportunity where you could review your current operations and find new ways to improve your efficiencies. With 2021 in full swing, it’s now time to capitalize on these enhancements. With that in mind, here is the latest
While advances in plastic assembly techniques create innovative new products, the process also depends on the operators working efficiently at these stations. Establishing an effective development, test, and production process requires systems that conform to both commercial interests and human physiology.
Considerations for Deploying a Plastic Assembly Line in Your Company
Often overlooked during the product development and design stages, the configuration of plastic assembly stations can have a major impact on your company’s productivity. The long-term effects of working..
Modern medicine has come a long way, and today we have a variety of applications in the medical industry that depend on plastic assemblies. The increasing role that technology plays in providing quality healthcare and automated medicine delivery to patients requires a high-quality plastic assembly process.
Wearable medical devices with integrated displays help physicians monitor and log a patient’s health conditions, sometimes integrating directly with their electronic health records (EHR). In an evolving market, more practitioners now depend on sophisticated electronic products to deliver precise doses of medicine. The
At Thermal Press, we understand that a quality assembly process is vital for today’s consumer and medical product industries. When it comes to a new product introduction (NPI) or prototyping project, you’ll need to work with a team of experts that have years of industry experience and access to the latest technologies.
Thermal Press is a leader in plastic assembly and heat sealing solutions. With a range of platforms and configurations available, we will work with your product team for their plastic assembly process development requirements. We can customize our..
Advances in technology have opened new vistas for medical devices and fluid delivery systems. These solutions integrate with human biology to deliver medicine or extract fluids safely and hygienically. Heat sealing plastics made these innovations possible by providing hermetically sealed plastic delivery systems that remain safe to the wearer.
In situations where ultrasonic welding isn’t suitable, heat sealing provides a method to overcome challenges by creating a secure bond between thermoplastics using precise heat and pressure. Although the applications for these types of seals vary, the market continues to grow..
The recent focus on medical devices and their capabilities reinforces the importance of streamlined manufacturing techniques. With Thermal Press plastic assembly equipment, you can create any type of medical device that can help improve an agency’s ability to provide care and data for health improvement and management.
The medical device market was set to grow by 1.7% and manufacturing could reach $45.3 billion in the United States this year. With new focus and additional stock required, keeping your facility’s manufacturing capabilities in tune with demand just..
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..
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.