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Download white papers and E-Books from Lowell to learn how different processes and methods can improve your medical device manufacturing outcomes.

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Ebook: How to Define and Implement a Design Intent Strategy

Design intent is one of the most important—if not the most important—pieces of information an OEM can share with their manufacturing partner. In our experience, clearly communicating design intent is one of the best ways to ensure successful product results.

Download our ebook to learn how to define and implement a design intent strategy. You’ll learn why a design intent strategy is important, as well as how standards and processes like ASME Y14.5M 2009, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and critical feature confirmation can enhance manufacturing and lead to better results.

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7 Tips to Reduce Lead Times with Effective Project Management

Successful, on-time medical device manufacturing relies on strict timelines and schedules. Without a formal project management process, it’s difficult to stay on track and deliver for your customers.

In this white paper, we share seven project management tips that have helped us decrease lead times on complex projects by 50 percent. These can be implemented by both OEMs and their suppliers to enhance device delivery, improve communication and build relationships.

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Improve Device Development with a Clear Design Intent Strategy

Improve Device Development with a Clear Design Intent Strategy

Realizing our customers’ design intent is one of our goals with any project. To share more about how a design intent strategy can improve the product development process, we created the white paper, “Improve Device Development with a Clear Design Intent Strategy.” Download the white paper now to learn more about what’s included in design intent discussions, and how GD&T paired with 3D solid models can clarify design intent and improve device development.

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Metrology Matching

How Improved Communication Can Increase Supplier Performance

Metrology matching, also called inspection matching, is a leading way to solve this issue. The process aligns two separate inspection systems, one from the OEM and one from the supplier. This ensures that everyone is on the same page for inspection and measurement, even if they use different equipment and measurement methods.

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Critical Feature Confirmation in Complex Medical Assemblies

Critical feature confirmation (CFC) helps design teams determine which medical device features are critical so they can streamline the design, review and quality control processes. Download this white paper to learn more about this process and how it can help you improve design and testing of a new medical device.

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Success by Design

Improving Design Intent, Communication and Medical Device Production with ASME Y14.5 2009 Standards

Ensuring your engineering, manufacturing, and quality teams are aligned is critical to successful medical device development. Then why are there still so many issues with design intent not matching the parts created? Learn more about critical steps in the GD&T process and ASME Y14.5M 2009 standards to improve your outcomes.

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How to Use Precision GD&T to Reduce Inspection Time for Complex Medical Devices

Precision geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and profile tolerancing are key design methods to accelerate a medical device’s time to market by reducing inspection time. This white paper explores the positive impact that these methods has on three types of inspection: setup, in-process and final.

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Statistical Methods for Precision Machining: An Overview

This white paper about statistical methods in precision machining offers an overview of how to use data to reduce critical features, create a design of experiments and how to recognize if your current supplier has the equipment and skill sets to fully utilize manufacturing data to advance your projects.

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Tolerance Stackups in Complex Medical Assemblies

If the tolerance stackup is done correctly, all medical device components will assemble together and function as intended. This white paper explores the benefits and limitations of three common methods for analyzing and presenting tolerance stackups in multicomponent medical device assemblies.

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An Introduction to Profile Tolerancing

This white paper offers an overview of profile tolerancing, geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and profile analysis software, as well as the benefits and limitations of a profile tolerancing approach for device design and manufacturing.

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