Another advantage is that not only can a project proceed
more quickly, it can proceed at a lower cost, too.
“The ability to prototype in-house makes it faster, easier, and
less costly for medical device designers and engineers to com-
municate their design intent to the customer,” said Santiago.
“The ability to see what the design specifications produced and
feel an early-stage device in their hands gives both the customer
and designer a more accurate evaluation about whether or not
the design is on track. And if changes need to be made, modi-
fications can be incorporated and tested for fit, form, and func-
tion in hours instead of weeks. This allows for more rigorous
testing of prototypes while decreasing the development time
for new products.”
But this does not mean that OEMs and their partners can ex-
pend less effort. It is more important than ever
that feedback be incorporated throughout the
entire design and production process.
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Ten years is a very long time in the business
world, but even more so in the medical device industry, where innovation occurs at a
rapid pace and outsourcing partners must
adapt quickly to it.
In honor of MPO’s 10th anniversary, we
asked some of the leading suppliers of machining and laser processing services about
how their business has changed over the
past 10 years. In many cases, the firms in the
present day bear very little resemblance to