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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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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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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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Improving Communication of Design Intent

Improving how design intent is communicated helps avoid project delays, confusion and added costs in medical device manufacturing and development. Read this white paper to learn how pairing geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) with a solid 3D CAD model will clarify design intent, shorten lead times, reduce errors and ultimately reduce costs.

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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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The Custom Tooling Process at Lowell, Inc.

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Automation of Inspection Equipment

Lowell automated its inspection equipment to take advantage of greater cost savings and higher production rates, and allow its highly trained team to focus on higher-level tasks. Read this white paper to learn about how we evaluated our processes, chose the right equipment and realized a number of benefits through automation.

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