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Profitable Prototyping Points

Posted September 12, 2007 7:00 AM by Steve Melito

A prototype is created to prove the merits of an initial design, but the design engineer must also demonstrate its manufacturability. Translating the theoretical to the practical requires balancing function with cost containment, a key to the competitive edge exemplified by contract manufacturers in a Medical Product Outsourcing essay. Cost-effective medical parts manufacture increasingly relies on rapid prototyping of increasingly smaller components and on maintaining clear lines of communication between design engineers and customers. Concurrent work on prototyping a part/tool and a production tool can also be an economical strategy. Can these steps improve the integrity of your manufacturing process?

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