Medical devices provide effective solutions for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and disease prevention. The size of the medical device market is expected to reach $623 billion by 2026 – a 5% compound annual growth rate. With help from the right plastic assembly process, your company can stay competitive in this growing market while also saving both time and money.
The most common plastic assembly processes used for medical devices include:
- Ultrasonic welding
- Vibration welding
- Spin welding
- Hotplate welding
- Laser welding
- Infrared welding
To manufacture high quality plastic products within a reasonable time frame and budget, an efficient assembly process is key. However, several factors can prolong assembly time and cost your company time and money.
To make your assembly process more efficient and boost production, you must first calculate the uptime and identify potential time losses.
Four Common Assembly Time Losses
As the demand for plastic products increases, it is estimated that the industry will experience 750..
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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
When you’re bringing new products to market, it’s essential to consider the entire production lifecycle before moving towards manufacturing. Keeping the manufacturing and assembly in mind when designing the product can save time and money during the production process. As the final price of the product can determine its viability, finding the optimal design for manufacturing (DFM) will aid in balancing the productive-efficiency curve.
DFMA – Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
Finding lean manufacturing and assembly processes isn’t exactly simple. Once the functional design of..
Using heat staking thermal presses for plastic assembly systems provides a flexible and efficient platform of tools. A good example of this was when Thermal Press assisted a medical device manufacturer to implement a complete hot staking solution for their plastic implants.
The basic process wasn’t particularly complex – it involved contact
deformation of base parts using thermal manipulation. However, the devices used
to create these types of assemblies need precise control features and exact
thermal delivery systems.
Plastics are the most commonly used chemical compound in human life and have become an integral part of our day to day life. It has become a part of our world due to its versatility and cost-effectiveness. The global reinforced plastics market is anticipated to reach $16 billion by the end of 2019. Though extensive research and new technologies have led to invent of newer and safer plastics, drawbacks and challenges of plastics have never been resolved and the world is beginning to witness its negative impacts today. Energy efficient ways of developing smarter plastics and research..