Mikrotech has released a white paper entitled ‘Micro Moulding: An Alternative to Offshoring Medical Devices for Minimally Invasive Surgery’.
Advances in micro moulding technology and polymer science now allow a range of cost-effective alternatives for components and subassemblies that are miniature, complex, and require high-precision tolerances. Utilizing micro moulding for medical products used in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) can permit companies to improve their manufacturing processes and not jeopardize sustaining competitive advantages. These changes can reduce the number of components, overall size, assembly complexity, and time required to assemble the device under a microscope.
This paper, by John Whynott of Mikrotech, attempts to challenge the basic principles of outsourcing and to bring a different outlook on this highly publicized and challenging subject.
This free white paper can be downloaded here.