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Lowell regularly contributes to and is sought out for inclusion in industry articles about medical device manufacturing. Find the latest news and information below.

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Communicating Design Intent

MD+DI
By Greg Berrevoets

Greg Berrevoets, a New Product Development Engineer at Lowell, wrote this article entitled “Using CAD/CAM to Communicate Design Intent” to show how the precision language of GD&T is used to streamline the communication process between OEM and their contact manufacturing partners.

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Tolerance Stackups

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By Greg Berrevoets

Greg Berrevoets, a New Product Development Engineer at Lowell, wrote this article entitled “Tolerance Stackups in Complex Medical Device Assemblies” shows that the cost associated with performing a proper stackup is much more attractive than the cost associated with revisions and missed product launches.

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Identification and Control – Positive About Material Identification

Precision Manufacturing
By Keith Summers and Jim Stertz

Jim Stertz, Quality/Technology Director at Lowell, co-wrote this piece on Material Identification and Control using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF).

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Automating the PMM/CMM at Lowell

Automating the PMM/CMM at Lowell
By Jim Stertz

Jim Stertz, Quality/Technology Director at Lowell, wrote this piece on automating the PMM/CMM using a Motoman robot and configuring the entire system in-house.

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Achieve Higher Mechanical Precision with Profile Tolerancing

Quality Magazine
By Dr. Greg Hetland and Dan Goldman

This article, entitled “Achieve Higher Mechanical Precision with Profile Tolerancing” appeared in Quality Magazine. Dr. Hetland of the International Institute of GD&T and Dan Goldman of Honeywell in the most comprehensive article yet, address profile tolerancing and its advantages over linear tolerancing. Solid models and test data provided by Lowell.

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Lowell’s Custom Tooling Process

Manufacturing Engineering Magazine
By Jim Stertz

Lowell’s custom tooling process was featured in the March issue of Manufacturing Engineering Magazine published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME). The article entitled “Improving Medical Devices at Lowell” outlined our process from tool design and fabrication to production.

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Medical Manufacturing without the Manual

Manufacturing Engineering Magazine
By Technology in Action

Lowell’s automated manufacturing process was featured in the Medical Manufacturing 2014 issue of Manufacturing Engineering Magazine.

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Critical Feature Confirmation

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By Edward Jaeck

Critical feature confirmation (CFC) is a leading-edge method to figure out which device features are critical and which aren’t.

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