3M Webinar: Manufacturing Challenges: Finding Balance Between Design, Material & Production

3M Webinar: Manufacturing Challenges: Finding Balance Between Design, Material & Production

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Manufacturing Challenges: Finding Balance Between Design, Material & Production


Matthew Hurley

Application Engineer, 3M

Maggi Tebrake

Application Engineer, 3M


Lane Shaver
Field application engineer (FAE), Boyd Corporation

Ashley Tweed 
Research and Development Project Lead, Parafix

Kevin Pickett 
Medical Products Manager, Marian Inc.


Thomas Hickey
Senior Consultant at Excelerant Consulting
Detroit Metropolitan Area, USA






When you first embark on a new medical device development project, manufacturing can feel in the distance. However, manufacturing can have an impact on other stages of the product development process, from selecting a sterilization method to choosing the right materials. There are considerations to think about prior to kick-off to set your project up for future success.

The sooner you start thinking about manufacturing’s potential implications, the more robust your device design will be. Manufacturing enters the discussion once a device idea is considered, especially when creating a functional prototype.

The correct time to involve manufacturing depends on device complexity. Original design changes are inevitable during different product development phases. Subsequent manufacturing challenges rely on your team’s ability to balance considerations posed by device design, material choice and production process.

Remember the device requirements including look and function; which will influence final product specifications. Requirements are set by the product’s end-use, and often, cannot be changed. They will help determine the capability of your process and, ultimately, select the best manufacturing process.

Learn more during this discussion.

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