What is Fourslide forming, what are some advantages it offers to medical device component manufacturers, and why is it ideal for certain types of manufacturing? A discussion with experts from Acme Monaco .
How heat-resistant are light-curing adhesives, and can these adhesives be over-cured and break down? This week’s Ask the Engineer answers these and more.
The fifth thing we think everyone should know about micro-molding is more of a philosophy than it’s a process. Keep driving!
We continue our discussion on the five key components of micro-molding, with a focus on Prototyping this week (read more articles on Micro-molding here). Here again is another potential barrier you may face when developing parts for micro-molding. Prototyping as you know is a regular part of any design process. There are also many different…
Don’t let material selection keep you from your ideal part design. In some cases, it might just not be a problem at all.
“I am trying to understand the UV-curing process. How can I determine when an adhesive is fully cured? What are the critical parameters that I need to control in order to gain good consistency for the curing? Also, I was trying to cure some adhesive on a piece of stainless steel coupon. One small drop…
What is the risk posed by uncured monomers, and what polymers can be used for a cover plate that can transmit sufficient UV or light to allow types of cures? This week’s Ask The Engineer answers these questions and more.
Are there FDA required or recommended adhesives for constructing non-DEHP or non-phthalate PVC medical devices? Read this week’s Ask The Engineer to know more.
If required in the product, the spring is probably the least expensive component of the assembly. However, if it does not function as intended or fails, it can become a warranty issue which can be quite expensive as far as repair, loss of sales and product reputation.
There has been a sharp increase in regulatory oversight in the medical device industry. If your manufacturing requirements aren’t specific enough, your contract manufacturer might unknowingly make a problematic substitution. Which requirements are most important for your product? This week’s Ask the Engineer addresses material types, critical features and measurement methods.