Medical Device Technology – Expectations Must Be Met
Medtech (a.k.a. Medical Technology) Design Engineers and other medical device decision-makers have a certain set of expectations when choices must be made regarding contract manufacturing.
It is surprising how many contract manufacturing companies think their facility, which may house various equipment and inspection areas, are enough to provide all that is needed (and expected) to fulfill the actual needs of the medical device community.
It is also somewhat surprising how many manufacturing entities provide service to the medical device original equipment manufacturer (OEM) but also share that space to manufacture parts, components and even assemblies for many other markets.
Let’s face it, Medtech is different. The needs often supersede those of automotive, aerospace, industrial and so many other specific markets with their own requirements; markets that often do not require the extreme precision, cleanliness, development-mapping, attention to time and cost analysis like Medtech.
It was under such a banner that C-Axis was created.
Whether the Medtech OEM enters the doors of the Minneapolis or the Puerto Rico facility, we know eyes and ideas become more open to possibility. We’ve seen this happen, over and over again.
Through the years, this company has grown by harmoniously accommodating one specific marketplace.
The facilities and all that each represents in terms of their capability are one thing, but it is the manner in which C-Axis performs that truly takes on a “different meaning” when actual medical device contract manufacturing is being performed.
Most likely, and most often discussed, is the whole ideation surrounding “cross-functional/multi-disciplinary team work”.
Basically, what the Medtech OEM sees and understands about C-Axis is how engineering, quality, process-planning, purchasing and delivery systems are in constant communication not only internally, but with every customer.
This is done as a single-unit of performance and the intentional desire is built around making sure the C-Axis customer is never kept in the dark.
It works. It stands apart. It has been fine-tuned and honed but is always open to becoming better.
Cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teamwork is a consistently working, non-judgmental system approach to bring Medtech a new state-of-being based purely upon the peace of mind of every customer C-Axis serves.
The idea that each customer’s project is transparent, of course only to them, is as an effective approach to satisfying Medical Device OEM expectations as we have found.
Without any doubt, that performance-pledge will continue to grow and expand as more and more Medtech OEM’s bring further expectations to the table. C-Axis will continue to find successful ways to provide answers…working together as one.