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6 Things to Know About Human Factors Engineering of Medical Devices

Human factors engineering is a complex and multi-disciplinary area of risk management. It involves knowledge integration from various scientific fields, including psychology and engineering. The FDA plays a key role in regulating human factors engineering in medical devices in order to reduce the risk of injury to the user and the patient. The goal is to identify any errors that can result in serious harm before they happen and reduce or eliminate them. What is human factors engineering? The FDA defines human factors engineering as:"The application of knowledge about human behavior, abilities, limitations, and other characteristics of medical device users ... Read More

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Case Study: Creating a Custom Fixture for Medical Device Assembly

The challenge Fixtures are used in product development and manufacturing for a variety of purposes. Most commonly they are used as a holding or support device, ensuring that all components ... Read More
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Case Study: How to Create Custom PCB Prototypes Using a Laser Cutter

The challenge Printed Circuit Boards (PCB), are used to mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components in an organized way.  They contain traces, or tracks, of copper sheets that are ... Read More
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How to Write a Product Design Specification (PDS)

The product specification also referred to as a product design specification, product development specification, or PDS, is a written document that describes your product and lists what you would like ... Read More
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The Basics of Structural Foam Molding

Structural foam molding, like gas assist, is another manufacturing process in the plastic injection molding family. The process creates a singular large and complex part that normally requires many components to complete. In ... Read More
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All About Gas Assist Injection Molding

Gas assist injection molding is a specialized technique in the plastic injection molding family. Like structural foam molding, gas assist creates an inexpensive lighter part compared to traditional injection molding. Given its versatility ... Read More
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An In-Depth Look at Overmolding

Manufacturers have been using plastic injection molding for over 150 years in every aspect of manufacturing. As the world of plastic molding grew, so did the need for additional molding practices ... Read More
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All About Insert Molding

Insert molding is another plastic injection molding process that combines different materials into one object. Unlike overmolding, which involves a two-step process to create a similar outcome, insert molding is only ... Read More
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A Guide to Tooling and Mold Design for Manufacturing

Tooling is the backbone of plastic injection molding. Without a proper tool design, your plastic part would never scale up properly. A quality tool design can save you enormous amounts of ... Read More