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.
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.
Rapidly evolving 3D printing applications are becoming increasingly fundamental to the product development process in the medical device industry. 3D printing allows for rapid prototyping to ensure that products that have been tested, evaluated and enhanced every step of the way to get to market faster and more economically. In this video, NYC-based creative and product development expert Josh White provides unique insights into the latest advanced manufacturing techniques that are changing the face of product innovation. He draws from real-life examples of his work with a range of consumer product companies to demonstrate how integrating 3D, rapid prototype and CNC technologies is providing development teams with unprecedented confidence and success rates in new product launches.