Michael Paloian, president of Integrated Design Systems, Inc. discusses the challenges faced by product designers and engineers who are charged with the task of turning ideas into fully functional products that must comply with hundreds of critical specifications. These include ease of manufacturing (DFM—design for manufacturing), given that injection-molded part designs cannot be easily changed after molds have been machined. Mr. Paloian addresses the top 10 critical injection-molded part design considerations and the importance of collaborating with trustworthy molders throughout the design process.
Implantable therapeutic systems are designed to automate the treatment of a number of conditions for improved efficacy of patient therapy, enhanced compliance and reduced potential side-effects. This discussion focuses on the complex health system and its various groups of decision makers and payers, correct identification of target consumers for new devices, factors that influence decision making with respect to new technologies, and R&D and product-development challenges.
Selecting the right sensors for incorporation into medical devices is key to the optimization of design for manufacturing, assembly, packaging, sterilization and testing. Panelists examine the relationship between medical devices and their accessories, and sensor selection. This includes types of sensors available, tolerances for the project, and what can be measured. Also considered are the various types of medical devices, including seven of the most popular sensors used in medical device applications and the pros/cons of each. Learn how sensors are customized for specific applications, given design considerations. Case examples are presented to demonstrate applications, customization and better practices.