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Bringing in Automation: Considerations and the Design Process

Discussions of automation, for many, often call to mind claims of “robots taking jobs” and anxieties over the state of labor as technology continues to develop rapidly. Despite its numerous advantages and the success seen in its implementation in various industries thus far, it is still often approached with trepidation. Still, it remains an attractive…
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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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Medical Device Design for Injection Molding – a White Paper from EirMed

Adhering to good Design for Manufacturing (DFM) practices during the design process can ensure faster lead times and product quality. To this end, we dive into design considerations, plastic material selection, and common medical injection molding challenges. At EirMed, we work hard to bring your ideas and projects to life. Read more about what you…
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Tool steel selection for your medical injection mold

Selecting a tool steel grade for your mold is the first step to manufacturing your medical device. Although specialized tool steels aren’t required for medical injection molding, certain grades of steel are more appropriate for medical injection molding than others. Working with a contract manufacturer to pinpoint steels will ensure that your tool will match…
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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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