August 23, 2016
REV.1 finds solutions

Stories of Medical Device Success: The Opportunity in Failure

“Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you.” – Robert Kityosaki As we all know, medical device development is not always a smooth process. In fact, we like to say that there are no bumps in the road… it’s just the road. Everything doesn’t always go as expected, but it’s how you handle design failures that separates the good development teams from the great ones. When faced with a failure, how do you turn it […]
August 1, 2016
REV.1 Design Team

5 Ways Skilled Technicians Speed Product Development

Often the medical device product design team is disconnected from the technicians and machinists who tackle the nuts and bolts of product development. Working with highly skilled technicians who are integrated into the design team makes development not only faster, but often contributes to a better final product. Here are some of the ways highly skilled technicians accelerate product development: 1) Faster solutions: Highly trained technicians offer better fabrication methods and need less trial-and-error time […]
July 14, 2016

Skin in the Game: 5 Ways to Create a Contractor Partnership

“REV.1 Engineering gets involved and puts skin in the game. They are very good problem solvers who take ownership. It wasn’t just ‘the client’s’ project, it was always ‘OUR’ project.” That’s the kind of testimonial you want to be able to give your contract R&D firm! And it’s certainly the kind of testimonial we love to get! When you choose your medical device development contractor, be sure you select a partner who cares about your […]
June 30, 2016
FEA fatigue testing

Designing with Finite Element Analysis

You’re likely already familiar with finite element analysis (FEA) and its use in medical device development. From stress-strain to thermal heating to fatigue, FEA is an indispensable part of the product development process. By simulating the use (and potential misuse) of a product, engineers calculate stresses and strains under different loading conditions. Typically, the engineers who handle finite element analysis are separate from the design team. They specialize in that one technique, and in the […]
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