You have a great idea for a medical device. You know what the device needs to do. But your R&D resources are involved with other projects; or you may need insight or unbiased opinion of a devices design for manufacturability. Teleflex Medical OEM has you covered with our comprehensive capabilities, deep expertise, and decades of experience. We are the innovation-driven partner that can hear what you are saying, understand your needs, and arrive at highly-customized solutions. Working together at our Customer Solution Centre (CSC) in LImerick, Ireland, we can identify challenges and find answers, while controlling design concept development and production costs. After the concept stage is completed, you can rely on us to take your idea through every phase of development to the point of production.You Need to Get it Right: 60% of a Products Cumulative Lifetime Cost is Committed by the Concept/Architectural Phase*
Our Customer Solution Centre offers the help you need to reduce project risk and build a device using proven, in-house capability platforms. Together, we will work through a structured, nine-step process which includes:
Work With the Experts™ Every Step of the Way
- Quick-turn concept development
- Design for manufacturability
- Data-driven decision making using our proprietary database of performance characteristics for various device elements
- Demonstrative prototypes as aids to clarifying best concepts
- Leveraging our proven capability platforms and customizing them to your specific requirements
At the Customer Solution Centre, you will work directly with our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, material and polymer experts, and skilled technicians. Whatever the project demands, we have a spectrum of world class talent to draw from. Share ideas. Brainstorm out-of-the box solutions. Question assumptions. Develop demonstrative prototypes. Gather feedback. It is a total collaborative process.
The result: Device concepts that target your well-understood objectives, challenges, and application requirements. All developed with a strong focus on its manufacturability and a solid understanding of the limits of the core technologies being used to manufacture it. You will leave the process with:
- Toleranced concept drawings
- Draft bill of materials (BOM) for each prototype option
- Outline of technical risks/challenges inherent in each concept
- Cost and lead-time quotes for initial development build based off each concept
The CSC is all about enabling and encouraging collaboration on all levels, with the goals of reducing project technical risk, developing a more market-ready product, and increasing speed to market. There is a concept development room where solutions are hatched, engineering area for transforming ideas into products, video conferencing center to promote communication, and well-equipped laboratories for 3-D printing, capability demonstration, prototype development, and product testing. At the CSC, everything is in place for your projects success.
Are you ready to move to functional prototypes or production parts? Adjacent to the CSC is our state-of-the-art Limerick facility with extensive, in-house capabilities allowing us to quickly scale up to production.
*Source: David M. Anderson, PhD, 2014, “Design for Manufacturability: How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production”, Productivity Press
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