By replacing urethane casting with 3D printing, contract manufacturer Dinsmore Inc. (Irvine, CA) was able to produce a part for a medical device OEM that met form and fit requirements and exceeded performance specs. It also slashed production and approval timelines.
The company’s roots are in moldmaking. Today, it incorporates precision moldmaking with injection molding and other value-added services to produce critical components and sub-assemblies for customers in medical manufacturing and other sectors.
Solvay Specialty Polymers (Brussels) has announced that China-based artificial joint manufacturer Okani Medical Technology has developed an all-polymer knee implant using Solvay’s Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK).
The Class I recall—the most serious type—applies to the company’s Implantable Cardioverter and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy defibrillators. Only 48 devices are affected by the recall in the United States.
Nicolet Plastics LLC (Mountain, WI) received the prestigious Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award in the one-to-99-employee category and iMark Molding Inc. (Woodville, WI) garnered the Enterprise-wide Precision Award.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found that microscopic flaws in material structure led to failure in polymer stents over time. They have developed a method that would help scientists better evaluate the performance of degradable polymer devices.
The global manufacturer of medical devices, components, and minimally invasive products for the medical device industry has installed an Arburg micro injection modular machine at its Baldwin Park, CA, facility.
Key takeaways from a survey of more than 4000 medical device professionals conducted by Emergo (Austin, TX) include tempered growth expectations in all markets and broad consensus that a “changing regulatory environment” is the biggest challenge that industry faces in 2018.