Case Study
Single-Source Partner for 5-Component Device

A customer needed to partner with one vendor who could qualify and manage the manufacturing of their diagnostic portable sensor. It was identified as a breakthrough device by the FDA which allowed it to be fast-tracked through the approval process. They had 3 goals for their project.

01. CAPABLE

With many challenging dimensions and tolerances throughout the 5 components needed for the final device, they wanted to make sure it could be done right the first time.

02. Easy to work with

They needed an FDA-registered facility that could handle the majority of processes, from design for manufacturing to custom assembly.

03. Cost-effective scale

They needed a partner that could make this scalable without adding cost and who could implement multiple automation operations.

Single-Source Partner for an Elaborate, Intricate Process

N

Design for Manufacturability

DFM was key avoiding an over-toleranced drawing that would drive up the cost during mass production

N

Injection Molding of 5 Parts

Used design and science to solve molding challenges real-time without delaying the customer’s timeline

N

Prepared for Secondary Operation

Placed multiple parts in custom fixtures for masking before sending out for custom coating process

N

Prepared for Assembly

Performed a delicate process for each tiny part, with careful attention to not disturb specialty coating

N

Multi-Step Assembly

Completed high-precision assembly steps with precision gluing under a microscope, such as inserting and insulating tiny circuits

N

Custom Packaging

Labeled and barcoded assemblies and prepared all packages for shipment to sterilizer

The customer had talked to a handful of molders before talking to MTD. Most had already withdrawn, unable to agree to the challenging part tolerances. The other remaining contender was unable to quote the required commercialization volumes without having manufacturing experience with the product. MTD was chosen because we could provide a quick, proven path to commercialization.

Lindsay Mann

Director of Sales & Marketing

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