2019 was a busy year for everyone at PEKO. Our capabilities and manufacturing space expanded, we created new committees and opened our doors to host a private event for local CNC Machinists.
This blog post has been updated for Q4, 2019.
From the Program Management team to the Corporate Executive team, a communication line must be established with a customer, when it comes to Contract Manufacturing. The CM should be proactive in their efforts to ensure that inevitable manufacturing concerns can be remedied with the customer as soon as possible. By establishing a strong chain of communication, these manufacturing risks can be mitigated.
Topics: Product Review
Last week, November 11th through 15th marked the fifth National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). PEKO is a proud sponsor of the NYS Apprenticeship Program and has been supporting the program for over 20 years now.
The day before Manufacturing Day, which is celebrated every year on the first Friday in October, we opened our doors to Rochester Area CNC Machinists in an effort to recruit the most skilled machinists around. PEKO had over 30 attendees to our exclusive CNC event and provided a tour through our facilities to demonstrate the diversity in our company's service offering. As a full-service Contract Manufacturer, PEKO specializes in manufacturing highly-complex assemblies, equipment, instrumentation and machinery for international OEMs.
Topics: CNC Machining
When it comes to manufacturing medical devices, there's an important factor in choosing a Contract Manufacturer: ISO 13485 certification. While liability for the design failure would rest with the design owner, failures due to wrong material, negligence, etc. would rest on the Contract Manufacturer. Due to such associated risks, companies who plan on manufacturing Medical Devices through a CM must make sure that the CM holds a valid ISO 13485 certification.
PEKO is excited to announce the arrival of another large horizontal machining center to our CNC Machining facility. While the machine was delivered to our facility a few months ago, a machine of this size took a few weeks for our team to piece together, set up and calibrate. All of which ensures the WIA can preform to the highest standard in terms of quality. This all happened after we removed an older machine from the facility, and laid a new pad in our foundation to support a giant of its size.
Bringing a new Medical Device to the market? How will you tackle the commercialization process? Are you a start-up that has stakeholders and investors on edge pestering when your final product will hit the market? If yes, then you'll benefit from outsourcing your medical equipment to a Contract Manufacturer.
There are many benefits of outsourcing to a Contract Manufacturer and when a company is trying to bring a medical device to market, there's a lot at stake because the medical industry requires additional tests and processes before a Medical Device can be brought to market. We wrote a blog on the extra elements required for Medical Device Development a few months ago, read more on that here, and for this post, we'll highlight the expected benefits medical device companies can expect when outsourcing to an experienced CM.
You have a great new technology. Your breakthrough idea is ready to disrupt the market and your stakeholders are ready to see the sales roll in. The only problem? How are you going to put together enough piece parts to produce a functioning prototype?
Recently, I was researching one of our favorite industries, medical device manufacturing, and came across an extremely well-written article with some excellent points that deserved commentary. Being a contract manufacturer for medical device OEMs gives PEKO a particular insight into the industry. Every day, projects come across our desk that can be anywhere from prototype, beta or even full rate production stage in their product commercialization life cycle. Each phase has it's own particularities that only a truly qualified manufacturer can navigate.