Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Liz McMillan, SmartBear Blog, Elizabeth White, Ed Featherston, John Basso

News Feed Item

Why the Benefits of LSR Outweigh the Costs in Medical Device Manufacturing



Enrique Camacho of SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC, a solution provider company at the marcus evans Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Spring 2014 and the Medical Device R&D Summit Spring 2014, outlines the benefits and uses of liquid silicone rubber.

NEW YORK, NY, June 5, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - "With pressure on costing and extended lifetime performance, medical device manufacturers need to focus on long-term costing and price stability for parts and components currently being designed," advises Enrique Camacho of SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC. Although cost is sometimes a deterrent for considering Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), it still pays off in the end, he explains.

SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC is an American solution provider at the marcus evans Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Spring 2014 and the Medical Device R&D Summit Spring 2014, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 26-27.

- What is challenging medical device manufacturers today? How could LSR solve some of those issues?

In medical device manufacturing, the challenge is in finding an innovative, cost efficient solution while at the same time prioritizing safety and functionality. Medical devices need to perform perfectly every time; there is no room for error. Therefore, materials must be selected very carefully.

LSR is available in medical grades. It is biocompatible, hypoallergenic, flexible, durable, and transparent (unless pigmented); it can be autoclaved, and it is resistant to ultraviolet rays, stains, and extreme temperatures. All in all, LSR provides the level of performance that medical device applications demand.

- What is LSR often not considered for, when in fact it would be ideal for the purpose?

For any new or existing application, where elastomers or rubbers are being considered. Any type of seal, gasket, membrane, coupler, housing, button, connector, valve, or dampener could potentially benefit from the superior temperature resistance, compression set, chemical resistance, and inertness that LSR offers.

Cost is always a factor when making a decision as to which materials to select for a medical device application, and occasionally cost is a deterrent in considering LSR. Medical OEMs sometimes make the difficult decision to compromise on part design and performance in order to save on up-front tooling costs. LSR is a material that pays off in the end, not only with improved part quality but also with the improved performance of the device. LSR stands up over time, even with repeated use. Its material price stability also allows for costs to be controlled over the lifetime of the program.

- Could this material give manufacturers a competitive edge?

It certainly does, especially when the LSR or LSR 2-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic) injection molding process is considered. The LSR 2- Shot injection molding process allows for the integration of multiple materials and functions, and for the production of complex components with one injection molding tool in one injection molding unit. By using this innovative technology, medical device manufacturers gain the competitive edge derived from combining the attributes of LSR (as mentioned earlier) and the material properties of a thermoplastic without the initial costs of several tools and the hassle of post-production assembly. The adhesion achieved, between the LSR and thermoplastic, when using this process, is unbeatable and only further enhances the performance of the end device.

- What trends should manufacturers prepare for?

Whether it be wearable medical technology or advances in drug delivery systems, the medical industry is an ever-evolving and highly-innovative industry, and with the unique material characteristics of LSR the possibilities for this incredibly versatile material are endless!

For more information please send an email to [email protected] or visit the event websites below:

- Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Spring 2014:
www.medicalmanufacturingsummit.com/EnriqueCamachoInterview

- Medical Device R&D Summit Spring 2014:
www.medicalrdsummit.com/Enrique_CamachoInterview

marcus evans group - manufacturing sector portal -
www.marcusevans.com/reviews/manufacturing

Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.

About SIMTEC

SIMTEC is a leading Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and LSR/Thermoplastic 2-Shot injection molding company exclusively focused on the production of custom, high quality, LSR parts and components. With our highly qualified team of experienced experts in LSR and LSR processing, our company has produced and delivered billions of high precision parts to customers around the globe in a wide variety of industries including medical, automotive, infant care, and home entertainment. www.simtec-silicone.com.

About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world's leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com.

- Twitter: www.twitter.com/meSummitsGlobal
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/MarcusEvansGroup
- SlideShare: www.slideshare.net/MarcusEvansSummits

Source: marcus evans Summits

Contact:
Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian
Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division
Tel: + 357 22 849 313
Email: [email protected]




Copyright 2014 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.

More Stories By ACN Newswire

Copyright 2008 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of ACN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of ACN Newswire. ACN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** -- including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also co...
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
"Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application tha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
Large scale deployments present unique planning challenges, system commissioning hurdles between IT and OT and demand careful system hand-off orchestration. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Smith, Senior Director and a founding member of Incenergy, will discuss some of the key tactics to ensure delivery success based on his experience of the last two years deploying Industrial IoT systems across four continents.
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
Basho Technologies has announced the latest release of Basho Riak TS, version 1.3. Riak TS is an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimized for Internet of Things (IoT). The open source version enables developers to download the software for free and use it in production as well as make contributions to the code and develop applications around Riak TS. Enhancements to Riak TS make it quick, easy and cost-effective to spin up an instance to test new ideas and build IoT applications. In addition to...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.