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Discovering Automation Opportunities During Design

Of all the industries hit hard by COVID-19 and its consequences, manufacturing, and supply were undoubtedly subjected to the most pressure. As demand for bare essentials skyrocketed and e-Commerce boomed, even the most steady supply chain operations struggled under the weight of time, cost, and logistical restraints. This period of high stress has shown that…
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Drivers of Interest in Automation and Tangible Benefits

While industries across the country are currently being hit hard with labor shortages and the general aftermath of COVID-19, none have been nor continue to be impacted as severely as manufacturing. Today, more than 77% of manufacturing executives expect to have trouble hiring and retaining employees throughout 2021.[1] As this issue persists, many are looking…
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Press Release: KoKo and EirMed Announce Joint Manufacturing Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2021 Contact: Lauren Damon, Project DirectorThe Aebli Group(207) 890-3747lauren@aebligroup.com KoKo, a developer of respiratory information systems software and medical devices, and EirMed today announced a joint manufacturing partnership. The partnership for KoKo and EirMed will streamline the manufacturing of respiratory medical devices deployed globally by medical professionals in the delivery…
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Overcoming common medical injection molding challenges

Your medical device has been designed and your preferred plastic has been selected. The final step is to mold your part, which should be simple. However, even the most seasoned injection molders face molding challenges, including medical device manufacturers. Although these challenges are common in every industry, defects associated with medical devices require special attention…
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Plastic material selection for medical injection molding

Plastic material selection is an involved process filled with complexities such as medical device classifications, mechanical properties and cost. However, you can streamline the selection process by eliminating classes of plastics and individual plastics based on your specifications, which can help you pinpoint an appropriate material. Second opinions and new device designs can also provide…
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Design considerations for medical device injection molding

Designing medical devices for injection molding requires extensive understanding, reasoning and planning. Careful consideration of certain aspects throughout the design process will yield favorable results. There are different aspects to evaluate in order to make certain the actual design meets the desired criteria. Design engineers need to account for part size, impact, material selection, production…
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