August 17th, 2016
Statistics indicate that the number of companies that innovate is surprisingly low, despite its potential rewards. Yet there are a number of techniques and processes that can spark innovation in your company, even if you’re in a highly technical field.
July 21st, 2016
The deadline is coming: On September 24, a UDI compliance deadline will affect Class II devices. If your company is still unsure on how to proceed with UDIs, here are 3 ways you can get yourself ready and avoid non-compliance with the FDA.
July 7th, 2016
UDI compliance has tremendous potential for improving patient safety and helping medical device manufacturers. But like any new piece of regulation, implementation is providing some significant issues.
May 31st, 2016
Should you do your coating in-house, or do you turn to other sources? We posed the question to one of the true gurus of coating – Dr. Edward Cohen — who told us we were asking the wrong question.
April 1st, 2016
Machine vision inspection technology was created to help you spot production mistakes and keep your line running efficiently. But to really make machine vision systems work, you need to consider more than just the worst-case scenario. You also need to address the minor defects, too.
March 18th, 2016
Reducing waste always adds money to your bottom line — but managing waste can have the same impact. Scrap removal, for example, can add to post-production costs and damage your die-cutting machines. Here are 8 methods to improve your scrap removal process.
February 23rd, 2016
Quick Changeover, also referred to as SMED, is a lean manufacturing technique designed to improve your efficiency in your manufacturing procedures. Let’s apply the technique to your converting process, and show you how it can save you time and money.
December 21st, 2015
Validation of your converting processes is critical, and GAMP is your guiding light. Developing your validation attributes requires focus on three critical areas, with a particular emphasis on the quality attributes that define your product.
December 14th, 2015
If you’re not familiar with the concept of modularity and how it impacts your manufacturing process, you should be. Modularity is essential when R&D and Manufacturing are closely linked. Here’s how to verify if your converting machine is truly modular, and why it’s important.
December 7th, 2015
Do you ever feel like all the solutions for the converting industry have already been created? They haven’t. But to create a new solution for your converting company, you need an Innovation Infrastructure to make it happen.