Product Type: 5-axis CNC Machine
We've shared the importance of having an NPI, or New Product Introduction, division when integrating your technology to a Contract Manufacturer–you can read about that here. However, for this blog post, we're going to focus on how the critical steps taken during the on-boarding phase within a NPI group will drive the success of Medical Device projects down the road.
We are constantly surrounded by data and as the IoT seems to have no indication of slowing down, what does this mean for the manufacturing industry as a whole? Well, Michael Mansard of Zuora Inc. has some interesting comments on how manufacturing companies have evolved their business scope from just pushing products off the shelves in his article published in Industry Today: Services, Not Products, Are the Future of Manufacturing.
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.
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."
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.
Topics: Product Review
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.