The Cost of Not Doing It Right the First Time

The Cost of Not Doing It Right the First Time

It is easy to say “do it right the first time”, but when it comes to selecting a micro-manufacturer, it can be difficult for medical OEMs to navigate the choppy waters of finding a capable molder for their designs while also carefully considering the...
How do you find your “Big Idea”?

How do you find your “Big Idea”?

In a rapidly growing and evolving industry like medtech, how do you find the next breakthrough idea? In her book Stand Out, Dorie Clark recommends asking yourself the following questions: What are others overlooking? What are the assumptions underlying your field?...
Innings & Outings

Innings & Outings

For the second year in a row, MTD travelled to Pawtucket, RI for a Paw Sox game at McCoy Stadium. It was an awesome night – perfect weather, great food, and even better company. Dennis even threw out the first pitch of the game! We look forward to coming back...
How Contract Manufacturers Can Survive in the Face of M&A

How Contract Manufacturers Can Survive in the Face of M&A

The July issue of Medical Design & Outsourcing focused on contract manufacturing and addressed the trend of OEM and contract manufacturer consolidation. With all the of the mergers and acquisitions taking place in the medical manufacturing space, you can’t...
Micro Molds vs. Macro Molds: 5 Key Differences

Micro Molds vs. Macro Molds: 5 Key Differences

How are the main processes and strategies different for micro molds vs. macro molds? 1. Design: Smaller runners, smaller gates, and because of the tiny details in the designs, most of the ejector pins are very small (sometimes as small as 0.010 inch). There also are...
Avoid the Top 8 Micro Design Mistakes

Avoid the Top 8 Micro Design Mistakes

Nothing is more frustrating for micro part designers than to spend countless hours on a new drawing, only to get to the manufacturing phase and find out they need to make significant revisions or compromises.Here are some recommendations from MTD’s tooling department...
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