Medical Industry

Sustainable Manufacturing for American Manufacturers

Automating for America: How Automation Supports Sustainable Manufacturing

By Guy O'Gara / January 6, 2022

The concept of “sustainable manufacturing” certainly gets a lot of attention these days, though from reading many recent articles on the topic, we fear that there is widespread confusion and lack of definition on what this means at a practical level.  Here we look at what sustainability in manufacturing truly means, and how your business…

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Leak Testing for Medical Devices

Leak Testing Considerations for Medical Devices

By AMS Machines / December 14, 2021

Medical devices are unlike the majority of other mass-produced products. Blood filters, catheters, syringes, ventilator tubes and other devices must meet strict FDA criteria to be put into market and sold. These medical devices require much more stringent assembly practices than automotive, plastic or consumer products due to their critical nature.They must be properly and…

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Manufacturing Cycle Time Analysis to Guide Automation Designs

Manufacturing Cycle Time Analysis to Guide Automation Designs

By AMS Machines / November 30, 2021

In a design advice article posted on Automation Design Hacks, the author outlines an approach to manufacturing cycle time analysis to guide automation design decisions. It starts with thinking about how to use remaining time efficiently versus simply thinking about how long a product takes to build. This approach is eye-opening, but before we get…

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Problems Manufacturing Automation Solves

Help on the Way: 3 Urgent Problems Manufacturing Automation Solves

By AMS Machines / October 19, 2021

The ninth largest industry in the country with 5.5 percent of the GDP, manufacturing is one of the core business sectors in the U.S. In the past decade, manufacturing has seen a huge resurgence as it begins to adapt with modern technological advancements, making processes more productive, efficient and reliable. However, with drastic changes, especially…

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Automation Integrator Guide

Assemble Your Team: Download the Automation Partner Checklist

By AMS Machines / October 5, 2021

It’s hard to know where to start when finding the best automation partner. How do you know what to look for? How do you evaluate the competencies of an automation integrator? To simplify the process, we made a one-page checklist with questions to ask and things to consider on your journey to choosing an automation…

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Manufacturing Labor Gap

The Pandemic’s Effect on Manufacturing Labor Gap

By AMS Machines / August 17, 2021

A recent report commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG found that manufacturers are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic on solid footing, but that two-thirds are still struggling with the manufacturing labor gap.  The report, “The Resilience of Manufacturing: Strengthening people operations and bridging the talent gap amid crisis,” surveyed more than 300 hiring decision-makers…

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Automated Medical Device Manufacturing Benefits

Automated Medical Device Manufacturing Benefits

By AMS Machines / August 3, 2021

Are You Missing Out on Automated Medical Device Manufacturing Benefits? When you hear the word “automation,” do you feel drawn in or pushed away? We find that automation can mean a wide variety of things to different people. To industrial manufacturers specifically, automation tends to either represent an opportunity to trade human inefficiencies for machine reliability,…

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Automation Quote

Standardized Automation Quote Process Fast-Tracks Success

By Marshall Hornsby / July 13, 2021

New projects can be exciting and stressful. Timelines, budgets and communication among internal and external parties are just some of the many factors that contribute to project success from the start. Understanding and implementing each of those aspects takes time, but the RFQ process should not. AMS has developed an automation quote process to make…

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Automated Medical Device Production

Medical Device Production: Using Automation to Optimize Manufacturing

By AMS Machines / July 6, 2021

Successful medical device production results from great designs with early supplier involvement and integrated manufacturing operations. In this article, we discuss how to use automation to optimize medical device manufacturing to make the process efficient, repeatable and traceable. Optimize Medical Device Production Optimization is essential to a successful medical device assembly operation. It can come…

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Induction Heated Nut Insertion

Induction Heated Nut Insertion: Information and Applications

By AMS Machines / June 17, 2021

Bonding plastic materials presents an interesting challenge to medical device manufacturers, especially in today’s world of miniaturization, weight-reduction, lifespan extension and ultra-fast times to market. Traditional methods of fusing and gluing plastics together struggle to support modern functional and cost expectations. At the same time, many manufacturers may resist investing in advanced solutions given current…

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