C-Axis Cleveland Trade Show

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C-Axis Medical Contract Manufacturer will be in Booth 1026

Looking Forward to Seeing You in Cleveland March 29th & 30th 2017 at the AD&M/MD&M Trade Show!

C-Axis Cleveland Trade Show March 2017


Medical Contract Manufacturing

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We Keep Medical Contract Manufacturing Lean and Clean So Economies are Seen

 We know there are other medical device contract manufacturers out there. Many are very good at their craft, so it becomes even more important to uncover ways to help our customers with their successes, perhaps trying a little harder than others.

Let’s begin with the whole business concept surrounding “efficiency”. The C-Axis way is to analyze:

  • Mannerisms
  • Procedures
  • Processes
  • Equipment capabilities
  • Quality methodologies
  • Procurement negotiations
  • Sourcing variables
  • and any other mechanism that has a “value” attached to it.

Then, give that procedure its due diligence, reverse-engineer it, break it apart and find ways to make it more efficient.

Why?

To offer that cost-savings to our customers, giving C-Axis a leg-up when it’s decision time for any current or new customer.

The C-Axis Management Team has instilled these initiatives in each and every employee. They lead by example.

C-Axis is a lean machine but we know… to most any procedure, there is a better way, even as small or large that adjustment may be, it helps the bottom-line and ultimately assists our customers in realizing this medical contract manufacturing partner is actually “a trustworthy partner”.

Offering such premier medical device services will always come at a cost, but those costs need not be sky-rocketed because of the high-level of expertise and service.

Take the procedure of sourcing raw materials. At C-Axis, this is a true art-form. It really has to be, because so many of our customers need us to work with exotic or precious materials, or source specific amounts that are created in the same batch or lot.

The continuity of implantables is imperative and often the manner in-which our material procurement specialists must work, reflects an orchestrated, systematic and documented operational approach.

They truly are economists. Because we have professionals who know how to do this correctly, the first time—we save time, we save dollars, we save our customer’s investment, all in order to continue to perform at noticeable higher-levels.

Please keep reading these entries for more evidence of the C-Axis lean, clean and ability to be seen cost-conscience mannerisms…so often they uncover themselves at the most interesting of times.

 We’ll keep you posted!


C-Axis TradeShow February 2017

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Mark Your Calendar! Find C-Axis in Booth 1754

at MD & M, the World’s Largest MedTech Event!

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Medical Device Technology

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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.


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Sept Tradeshow

Come See C-Axis in Booth # 1204

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Cold Jet i3 MicroClean Example 2 of the On-Going Series of Technological Updates

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Another great example of staying cutting-edge in the medical device industry is our new

Cold Jet i3 MicroClean Precision Cleaning and Product Finishing System

a very cool addition to the C-Axis finishing department…quite literally.

Cold Jet

Featuring Cold Jet’s patented shaved MicroParticle technology, the single hose electric MicroClean is an incredible performer especially when precision counts.

Using a revolutionary dry-ice micro-particle cleaning delivery media, this environmentally responsible system enables us to safely clean delicate surfaces, complex cavities and deeper crevices without surface abrasion, disassembly or harmful secondary waste.

Medical Device OEM’s in need of specific and particular finishing requirements find the performance outcomes from this new capability outstanding.

Keep your eyes open for the latest on new equipment and capabilities that bring greater options for our customers in our  Ongoing Series of Technological Updates at C-Axis

In the coming months, we will share our continuing efforts in uncovering the newest technologies and additions to the C-Axis line of medical device manufacturing equipment. All designed to bring a more complete service-set to every Medical Device OEM we serve.

Also see: Zeiss O-Inspect 


ZEISS O-INSPECT Example 1 of Our On-Going Series of Technological Updates

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A great example of C-Axis remaining technology-based and cutting-edge is our

ZEISS O-INSPECT Multi-Sensor Measuring Equipment

The “O-INSPECT” enables us to accurately measure every characteristic, optically or by contact.

The ZEISS O-INSPECT delivers unmatched 3D accuracy compliant with stringent ISO 13485 standards.

C-Axis, being known for our abilities to perform within extremely tight and detailed tolerances, has found our medical device OEM customers are bringing us many more drawings falling into the ‘precisely-detailed’ category.

Consequently, it became evident that in order to purely examine the validity, we needed the ability to measure the outcomes in a more precise manner.

The O-INSPECT allows us to perform in that way. This highly-effective measuring tool is a welcome addition to our robust metrology offering.

Keep your eyes open for the latest on new equipment and capabilities that bring greater options for our customers in our Ongoing Series of Technological Updates at C-Axis

Download our Zeiss_O-INSPECT Brochure


Medical Technology: Series Announcement

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ENHANCED TECHNOLOGY UPDATE SERIES

(An ongoing Series of Technological Updates at C-Axis)

The C-Axis #1 Priority: Remain Technology-Based and Stay Cutting-Edge
New Equipment and Capability Decisions Bring Greater Options for Customers

Staying current with the world of medical device technology and how it changes with each new innovation can be a daunting task. It is nearly a full-time position. 

Now, couple that with the vast amount of “think-tanks” and “brain-trusts” Medtech employs to enhance the research for newer ways to assist clinicians in their ever-diligent quest to find answers for human healing. 

It is stunning what is becoming available to specialized companies like C-Axis. It needs to be a vital part of the contract manufacturer’s role.

Where to look? What is available? How will a certain piece of equipment or an enhanced model of a current capability be of assistance?

The myriad of questions are all valid, but the best answers lie directly in what we can use, and how extensions of our already robust capability can provide, positive affects on the outcome of our customer’s requirements.

That’s the best approach in deciding what we add into our capability-mix. But, it takes time, a great deal of thought and analysis; yet, it is absolutely necessary to remain technology-based and stay cutting edge. That is the C-Axis way and has been from the start.

In this weblog special series, we will begin sharing some of these key decisions and the reasoning behind them.

It will hopefully bring new light regarding how C-Axis thinks, and why we believe a more thorough approach to customer need can often make the difference between being able to afford a new medical breakthrough, or not. (We are after affordability, by the way.)

 


Medtech Process Design

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Medtech Process Design – A New Meaning

Many manufacturing entities claim great customer service and attention to detail. Many are very good at their professional expertise.

 However, it is important to note, at C-Axis, our dedication to all areas of precision manufacturing completely center upon the needs of the Medtech world.

We have honed specific skill-sets, continued to increase our capabilities and service offering, all in a constant quest to gain something that is virtually impossible to purchase…trust from our customers and their belief that C-Axis will always uncover the very best manufacturing process design and control-plans possible—up-front.

This is a major part of our DNA. This critical talent often provides significant cost-savings, minimizes time-to-market and helps to create a better part, component or assembly.

 Call it extremely mindful preparation and readiness for consistent success; we are redefining Process Design and have honed our offering to exceed current need and aim to stay ahead of that curve well into the future. It is on our customers behalf.

It helps immensely, housing on-site capability and equipment chosen with great care and efficiency, specifically in order to gain greater credibility when creating our signature C-Axis Pre-form Engineering process guidelines.

 These exclusive studies meticulously outline every step of each development stage within the “pre-manufacturing” timeline.

 Utilization of several noteworthy elements include 3, 4 and 5 axis high-speed milling, precision fixturing and work-holding devices using a modular set-up system to greatly reduce time, high-end Zeiss inspection equipment and recently integrated in-house 3D printing for initial prototype and product development analysis helping to eliminate problems up-front and greatly enhance the overall process design of most any Medtech part, component or assembly.

With 2-day prototyping capability, new equipment, upgraded facility content and management personnel, C-Axis is poised, like no other time in its history, to make a vital, positive impact upon the manner, work-flow, and process which your design requires.

 With consistent, up-front analysis, a capability-rich, professional work-force and highly-specialized equipment; you are invited to find answers here, not guesses or trial-efforts.

 Here, is your new meaning of real Process Design within the demanding, ever-evolving and highly-respected medical device community.


Implantable Medical Devices

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C-Axis Specializes in Manufacturing Medical Device Components