Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, leverages award winning technology to expand its line of pallet solutions with the launch of the LD7 Half PAG pallet shipper. The Half PAG solution is designed to ship multiple pallet loads, while reducing the cost and operational complexity of bulk shipments by optimizing the use of aircraft ULDs (LD7 air pallets). The Half PAG is available for 2-8°C or 15-25°C temperature ranges with durations in excess of five days. Each solution has a universal pack-out design to be used in both hot and cold seasons while also accommodating the demands of cross-hemispheric shipments. To learn more about LD7 Half PAG Pallet Shippers, Check out this article by Sonoco!
GKN Hoeganaes has agreed to enter into a joint venture agreement with TLS Technik to manufacture titanium powders in North America for Additive Manufacturing (AM) applications. Find out more about this venture below!
As in many other industries, to be competitive in the world market, CNC manufacturing companies need to reduce their costs of production and increase their production output. More parts at less cost per part. Unfortunately, with escalating raw materials prices, this becomes difficult. Therefore, manufacturers have to look to controlling tooling costs and costly downtime, while working to increase speeds and feed rates. Are your toolholders fully engaged in the spindle of your CNC Mill? Most manufacturing problems are a result of tooling issues. Find out how to increase your manufacturing productivity by 10-40% in the JM Performance Products eBook below!
Exploring Design for Excellence (DFX) Brian Morrison, from SMTC, took his wealth of knowledge and understanding as the Director of Value Engineering & Technology and presented crucial industry information at the American Medical Device Summit 2016. Take a look at Morrison’s insightful presentation from the Summit that explores Design for Excellence (DFX) Product Optimization, focusing on these core concepts: What is DFX? DFX Benefits Value Equation Product Design Review Ability to Impact Product Value Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) Impact of Design Decisions Applying DFX to Product Development To view the full presentation, click here. About SMTC SMTC is a mid-size provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including PCBA production, systems integration and comprehensive testing services, enclosure fabrication, as well as product design, sustaining engineering, and supply chain management services.
The American Medical Device Summit is less than one month away! The summit will draw on the knowledge of over 40 industry leaders to explore the challenges and opportunities in product development, quality management, speed to commercialization, and regulatory harmonization. One of the companies helping developers tackle the challenges in product development and compliance is Jama Software. Jama Software has developed a more agile alternative to document-centric methods for requirements management, creating the optimal environment for defining problem statements, validating cross-functional input and ensuring that what is delivered at each phase of is what was intended. Check out the Demo Video below to find out how on-boarding this software can help developers navigate complex development cycles and build great products by: Removing the overhead of requirements reviews. Shortening the time between milestones. Mitigating risk and maintaining traceability evidence. Visualizing connections between regulations, requirements and test cases. for a more in-depth look at the software, try the software yourself by signing up for the Jama Software Free Trial!
With the American Medical Device Summit quickly approaching, we took the time to sit down with one of our industry partners, Stratos Product Development, to gather their thoughts on the biggest medical device development challenges and the best practices to overcome them. Check out the Stratos eBook to explore : Complications arising from a lack of proper documentation, and how to overcome them. Strategies to speed the product development process while effectively managing costs. Tactics to make product launches more predictable. Regulatory considerations that need to be factored into the medical device development process in the U.S. The benefits of outsourcing innovation. eBook, Medical Device Development Best Practices For more insights into medical device development, commercialization and manufacturing, join Stratos at the American Medical Device Summit 2016 taking place in Chicago on October 5th – 6th, 2016.
“When granting regulatory approvals for medical devices, both IEC 62366 and the FDA have emphasized the importance of applying human factors and user-centered design activities to the development process to ensure medical device safety and improve usability. The development of mobile medical apps is no exception.” – Stratos Mobile medical apps are becoming widely used as at-home health monitoring and management tools. A key element of an app’s success is its usability and a user friendly design. Stratos, a trusted resource for science and technology innovators since 1987, has generated the eBook below that outlines the five key steps to ensure a seamless user experience for medical mobile applications. User Centered Design a Must for Mobile Medical Applications Don’t forget to join Stratos at the American Medical Device Summit 2016 taking place on October 5th – 6th in Chicago!
Medical device developers must take into account numerous safety, quality and risk factors to ensure the durability and safety of their devices. Developers must also adhere to strict risk management processes and life cycle requirements that may vary regionally. Our friends at Seapine Software have generated the whitepaper below to help developers navigate this shifting terrain and understand the best practices for exposing risk throughout the product development life cycle. Exposing Risk Throughout Your Product Development Lifecycle Hear more from Seapine Software by joining the discussion at the American Medical Device Summit 2016!
Manufacturers are always looking for ways to speed their time to market and reduce production costs without compromising quality. Those who operate in highly regulated industries also have to ensure that their processes remain compliant with regional regulations. It can be challenging for manufacturers within these industries to find ways to improve both the product and the development process without compromising compliance. To help manufacturers navigate this terrain Seapine Software has released the whitepaper below. The whitepaper addresses strategies to achieve efficiency goals by balancing three functional areas: regulatory, development and quality management.
Aerospace manufacturers are emphasizing the need to incorporate high performance, lightweight materials into their manufacturing processes in an effort to improve efficiency, prolong product life through durability and decrease costs. In today’s post we will look at one of the innovations entering the market that has the potential to change the way aerospace manufacturers integrate composites and use aerogels. Blueshift International Materials is a new player in the aerospace arena that has recently brought to market a unique product, AeroZero®, a 100 percent-polymer aerogel that is both lightweight and easily incorporated into composites. The high performance material combines the physical and toughness properties of plastic films with the insulation properties of aerogels to create a strong yet lightweight, thin, clean and flexible insulator. “The emphasis on the lightweighting of products has sparked a growing need for composite materials such as AeroZero due to their low density nature and high thermal insulating properties.” Explains Garrett Poe, Executive Vice President, Blueshift. As the 2015 winner of the JEC Innovation Awards in the Raw Materials category, AeroZero has already garnered attention and demonstrated its ability to be easily incorporate into composites. “Existing aerogels are made from particulate silica, which inhibits their adoption in composite structures,” explains Garrett, “Blueshift AeroZero was designed to be a highly capable core material that is extremely easy to incorporate into composites, meeting the needs of a variety of industries while seamlessly overcoming this significant obstacle organizations face with other aerogel solutions.” AeroZero’s value …
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