White Papers

Learn about product design, prototype development, and manufacturing

LATEST WHITE PAPERS

human factors engineering of medical devices

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

ALL WHITE PAPERS

how to launch your product with NPI

How to Launch Your Product

If you are asking how to launch your product, you must first ask yourself if your product is ready for manufacturing and market launch. If you respond, “Of course I am ... Read More
different types of prototypes

Everything You Need to Know About Prototypes

After settling on a product design, the next step in the product development process is prototype development. This is where you take your drawings and models and transform them into ... Read More
how to get a patent

How to Get a Patent

Do you have an idea but are uncertain how to patent that idea? You are not alone. Navigating the world of patents is not easy and can be incredibly frustrating ... Read More
CNC machining

What is Machining? A Machining FAQ

Machining, also known as subtractive manufacturing, is a prototyping and manufacturing process that creates the desired shape by removing unwanted material from a larger piece of material. What are the different types of machining? ... Read More
rapid prototyping

What is Rapid Prototyping? A Rapid Prototyping FAQ

Rapid prototyping, also known as additive manufacturing, is a prototyping method that makes three-dimensional physical objects from a digital file. A 3D printer lays down many layers of material in succession, building ... Read More
product development process

The Product Development Process

The product development process takes an inventor step-by-step from a concept to production. Every company may call the phases by different names or include slightly different deliverables in each phase, ... Read More
nitinol

Everything You Need to Know About Nitinol

Nitinol (pronounced night-in-all) is a metal alloy with unique properties and uses. This amazing metal alloy can “remember” or change shape depending on temperature. Before you decide whether to use ... Read More
product design experience

3 Reasons Experience Matters in Product Design

In today’s competitive design and manufacturing environment only the strongest and most prepared survive. Both Synectic Product Development and Mack Molding have long track records of success, proving that both ... Read More