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The Basics of Design for Manufacturability

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..

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Assembly Costs Can Be a Significant Portion of Your Medical Device Development

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,..

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2021 Manufacturing Forecast Review

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

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    Concepts in Plastic Assembly Stations

    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..

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    How Today’s Medical Industry Relies on Plastic Assemblies

    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

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    Plastic Assembly Process Development

    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..

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    New Applications for Heat Sealing Plastics

    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..

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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..

    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..