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Why it’s essential to have ISO 13485 for Manufacturing Medical Devices

September 23, 2022

A Universal Standard of Safety and Quality Every medical innovation begins with design and manufacturing. Before a small spinal implant goes to the patient, it must meet strict universal industry standards for safety, handling, and product consistency. Afterall, a failure in a medical device can have serious repercussions for not only the health and safety of end users, but also loss of credibility and resources for a manufacturer.   That’s... Read More

Vespel® Vs. Torlon®: Which Should You Choose?

September 10, 2022

When the Heat Is on, These High-Temperature Plastics Perform Under Pressure Vespel®, Torlon® and, polyimide-based plastics are all part of a class of materials known as high-performance plastics. These plastics are characterized by their excellent mechanical and thermal properties, as well as their resistance to chemical attack.   Vespel® is a registered trademark of DuPont, and their material is often used in applications where extremely high temperatures are involved. Torlon®... Read More

Vespel®: Extreme Polymer For Mission-Critical Applications

August 23, 2022

Push the Boundaries of High Performance and Sustainability With Precision Polyimides When it comes to choosing a polymer for critical applications, there is no room for compromise. You need a material that can withstand the most challenging conditions while still providing the performance you need. For extreme environments, there is no better choice than DuPont’s Vespel® polyimide. This unique polymer has been proven to exceed the performance of other materials... Read More

5 Advantages of PEEK Versus Metals

August 14, 2022

Here’s Why PEEK Is Kicking Metal to the Curb in Performance Engineering Applications In the thermoplastic industry, there are a few materials that reign supreme. Among these, PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is king. This polymer has several advantages over traditional metal fabrication.   In this PEEK guide, we’re exploring why high-performance thermoplastic PEEK is kicking metal to the curb. PEEK has the strength and durability of metal, but at a fraction of... Read More

Why it’s essential to have AS9100D for aerospace manufacturing

July 27, 2022

Not just a standard…THE standard   AS9100 is a company level certification based on the ISO 9001 quality standard requirements, but with additional requirements based on the needs of the aerospace industry. These satisfy both ISO 9001 quality standards and DOD, NASA and FAA requirements. Companies in the business of manufacturing parts and components for both federal and civil enterprises in the aerospace sector are required to provide the highest... Read More

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FMDA 15th Anniversary Conference

May 17 - 18, 2022

St. Petersburg, Florida