A recent report released by Credence Research suggests that the US plastic welding equipment industry is undergoing a period of explosive growth. This industry was valued at $595.3 million in 2015, and the latest report includes a forecast of nearly $840 million by 2023—a growth rate that should raise eyebrows around the country, at the very least.
Rapid bedside diagnosis using a stethoscope has played an integral role in the healthcare field for decades. As technology caught up with the industry, quicker methods of diagnosing patients were introduced, although not perfected. Enter the world of handheld ultrasound (HHUS) imaging systems, which when paired with stethoscopes bring a new dynamism to expedited hospital care.
Infrared (IR) welding has been utilized in manufacturing for around thirty years, becoming a mainstay in the assembly of larger materials and materials that may have high hermetic or strength requisites. In a traditional infrared welding process, parts are held in pairs near an infrared platen that melt adjoining surfaces. Once the temperature is sufficient, the platen is removed, and both parts are pressed together, remolding under pressure.
What are the biggest drivers of change when it comes to the world of business? A 2015 survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit discovered that technology is considered the most crucial factor. But how enthusiastic or reluctant are businesses to adopt new approaches?
Although it may seem intuitive for lean manufacturing and green manufacturing to go hand in hand—after all, both aim to make manufacturing processes more efficient and less wasteful—for many manufacturers, this isn’t always the case. Continue reading “Medical Device Manufacturers: Going Lean and Green Boosts the Bottom Line”