Phillips Innovation Propels Micro-Molding Process
Features 2/7/2005 Post a comment Phillips engineers have advanced a breakthrough proprietary process for micro-molding alloys that eliminates machining and lowers costs considerably—and will ultimately give the medical industry smaller and longer-lasting implants and surgical tools in a shorter time to market.
Cost, product development rigor, the patient-as-a-user movement, and consumer electronics that include wireless connectivity are just a few hot topics swirling around medical devices. Each brings challenges that create innovation opportunities. If we briefly look at each one, we can see that one common need will be innovation in simplicity.
The supply chain will change significantly over the next 10 years as industry 4.0 technology enhances supply chain performance, according to the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Supply Chain Innovation — Making the impossible possible.”
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