PEKO Precision Products

Medical Device Outsourcing to a Full-Service Manufacturer

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on May 23, 2019 3:08:48 PM

The term "Medical Device," is a broad term that can have a few different meanings.  Depending on how the device will be used, there are different classifications to determine quality assurance that is associated with the device's manufacturing.  Classifications of Medical Devices refer to Class I, Class II, and Class III which differentiate the level of risk associated with the device as well as the level of regulatory controls required during manufacturing. 

Regardless of their classification, Medical Devices have touched every person's life in one way or another.  And whether or not they have specifically saved our own lives, it's safe to assume they have saved the life of someone we love.  This is how important our company treats the manufacturing of Medical Devices and this sentiment is felt through each and every person who works on our Medical Device projects within our organization. 

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Topics: Medical, Contract Manufacturing, ISO13485, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Manufacturing Capabilities

Product Review: OTC FD-V6L Long-Reach Robot

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on May 15, 2019 10:45:00 AM

Product Type: Robotic Welder

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Topics: Welding, Product Review

THE PEKO PERSPECTIVE: We Belong Here

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on May 13, 2019 8:45:00 AM

As a woman in the world of manufacturing, nothing inspires me more than seeing other women make it in this industry.  We can all agree the need to sustain the manufacturing industry on our American soil and we all seem to worry about the same issue: How are we going to keep our factories open?

"Greater inclusiveness in manufacturing is good for our industry, and it is playing out in very real ways in businesses across the United States."

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THE PEKO PERSPECTIVE: The Kids Are Welcome

Posted by Scott Baxter on May 8, 2019 2:15:00 PM

In past blogs, such as this, I've commented on articles that focus on the skills and employment opportunities in manufacturing.  I've also lamented the lack of education that kids get when it comes to the wonderful opportunities in manufacturing careers.  I recently read an article in Industry Week by Michael Collins titled "Let's Get Real About the Skills Gap and Start Solving it" and really liked what he had to say. 

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Topics: education

Product Review: Cascades Recovery

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on May 3, 2019 1:44:14 PM

Product Type: Recycling Service

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Topics: Product Review

Assessing design maturity for machinery and equipment in 3 Simple Steps

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM

How mature is your design, and what is your main focus in preparing your build for the next phase?  We've broken down the three main indicators we look at, as a Full-Service Contract Manufacturer, while assessing a customer's design: Cost, Quality, and Delivery.  Read on to find out where you should be focusing your efforts, and where we see most customer's trying to focus their efforts on.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, NewProductIntroduction, new product development, prototype

Product Review: SolidWorks

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 25, 2019 2:45:14 PM

Product Type: 3D Engineering Software

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Topics: Product Review, new product development, prototype

The PEKO Perspective: Less Meeting More Making

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 23, 2019 1:05:00 PM

In manufacturing, we are used to major projects taking months from prototype to production.  Without fail, this involves weekly meetings with internal personnel like managers, operations personnel, floor managers purchasing and of course, the customer.  This usually means getting half a dozen people in the room to solve problems, delegate and usually make some committee decisions.  Heck, we struggle to cut an hour off the setup time for a part but have six folks with ties sitting in a meeting for an hour to discuss it.  We all know this isn't the most efficient way to communicate.  Do we even know if it's effective?  Is this just our comfort zone? Here at PEKO we are well aware of the costs associated with getting so many people in the room for an hour each time.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing

PRODUCT REVIEW: GAT Systems Powder Coat Line

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 17, 2019 1:02:49 PM

Product Type: Powder Coat Line 

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Topics: Product Review

Attaining High-Quality Production Through a Robust Quality System

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 16, 2019 11:15:00 AM

The Quality System is the backbone of a successful and repeatable manufacturing system.  The strongest companies employ a QMS that oversees all facets of the contract manufacturing operation.  With these systems in place, products can be built repeatably each and every day, dramatically reducing the chance of discrepant products ever reaching the customer destination.  

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Topics: ISO13485, Quality Assurance, Quality Control