"12 weeks ago, to our surprise, our customer informed us that we needed to have a running unit of the technology that we had been designing for the past 6+ months…. At that time, I had a 1 or 2 of the component drawings complete.
Moving Beyond Metal: Surgical Guides & Heart Valve Tools
Corrosion, wear, and patient metal hypersensitivities are prominent issues with metal spinal implants. Several medical researchers’ studies reveal metal spinal implant failures, metal staining of skin, unexplained pain and neurological effects.
Medical Device Developments features Roncelli Plastics
Are you designing or purchasing for medical device applications? Do you get perplexed with material selection, sustainability and application? One of our biggest goals is to share helpful tips with our clients. Roncelli Plastics is a trusted supplier for the medical device market (ISO 13485 Certified), to understand how, see our feature article here in Medical Device-Developments publication. In the magazine we discuss our spinal and endoscope applications.
See our feature article in Manufacturing Today; highlighting our methods to success, new automation technology and upcoming company milestone. Great video featured showing how we can help with complex projects. Share this post with your networks.
First and foremost, not every plastic component requires the strictest of tolerances. Contrary to popular belief, companies often spend more than necessary in order to achieve the tight tolerance features, even when the feature isn’t critical. When this happens, our Application Development team works with our clients to determine a more cost-effective solution.
Increasing process efficiencies and maximizing productivity is of critical importance within the competitive industry of precision manufacturing, no matter the size of the operation. As a trusted supplier of aerospace, medical, and semiconductor precision components, our commitment to streamlining manufacturing processes through lean technologies and methodologies allows Roncelli Plastics to compete with larger rivals and overseas competition.
Within the world of production technology, 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) provides manufacturers a huge opportunity for increases in efficiency, speed, and manufacturability. As the 3D printing industry continues to expand, designers and engineers are beginning to see a wider variety of materials available for new product implementation, including advanced thermoplastics like PEEK and Ultem®. 3D printing production techniques like fusion deposition modeling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA), or selective laser sintering (SLS) provide the lowest average time between failures and increase the “up-time”, or the time when machines are in operation.