A VAVE analysis is considered a game changer to OEMs because of its potential for major cost reductions. VAVE is not about a quick fix to cut expenses. Good EMS providers can leverage VAVE to improve product quality and lower lifecycle risk. This focus on risk mitigation will translate into long-term savings and greater revenue […]
I have yet to meet an engineer who enjoys seeing costs pile up during the design and development process. And unexpected costs are definitely unwelcome visitors in the drive for product commercialization. If you’d like some new, actionable ideas for getting a new product to market quickly and without those unexpected, expensive guests, here’s a […]
Today, it’s more common than ever for medical device OEMs to outsource significant portions of their design and manufacturing. The medical industry’s many regulations make this process especially complex. As Director of Regulatory & Quality for Creation Design Services, I’m often asked about our capabilities across the product life cycle from design through after-market support. […]
In the medical device industry, there can sometimes be a disconnect in both the priorities and collaborative communication between design engineering and manufacturing operations teams. This disconnect can be significant to a medical device OEM’s bottom line, especially when time to market is delayed and unnecessary supply chain costs accumulate quickly. I’ve been fortunate enough […]
These are exciting times to work in healthcare. With advancements in research and innovation, the medical device industry continues to push the envelope, saving lives and improving the quality of living for people across the globe. But even with all of the game-changing products that have been recently introduced such as LifeWatch’s Mobile Cardiac Telemetry […]
We have all heard the buzz around 3D printing as a tool for prototyping and low-volume manufacturing. As 3D printing technology progresses and becomes more accessible, demand is expected to jump from $1.3 billion in 2012 to $5.2 billion in 2020. Being new to Creation Technologies – and the electronics manufacturing industry – I assumed […]
Today’s electronic devices are incredibly complex. To fully appreciate just how complex, look beyond the advanced physical hardware and micro-circuitry to the sophisticated software layer that controls device functionality. This “command and control” layer comprises an average of one million lines of software code and puts the “Smart” in Smart Products. That much code represents […]
To say August 13th was a memorable day for the Creation Technologies Dallas Business Unit would be a huge understatement. It was a complete trifecta! 1. Had a chance to meet our local Congressman, Sam Johnson, and his staff 2. Visit from John Hasselmann, VP Government Relations for IPC who was visiting from Washington, DC […]
The Internet of Things and wirelessly connected medical devices are transforming healthcare.
The only guarantee in new product development is: The product you release will be very different than the one you started with. Ensure success through DFM.