Radio Frequency Welding, Rule of Three and Interns

The rule of three writing principle suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying and more effective than any other number of things. We happen to think that principle applies to radio frequency welding summer interns too.

Hands-On Learning Experiences

As an Indiana employer in the manufacturing sector, our Genesis Plastics Welding team knows the importance of collaborating with educators and supplementing traditional learning in order to truly invest in the development of our future workforce with guided hands-on learning experiences.

Our 2018 radio frequency welding and contract manufacturing engineering interns include Dustin Persohn, Nate Venis and Ruth Oliva Rodrigues. They’ve affectionately been nicknamed D2, Ye-Ne and Ruthless by our engineering team. Intern Rodriguez laughs as she recaps how her nickname came about one day on a lunch outing and notes, “I’d rather have a nickname than no one talk to me all day long. Sometimes you hear about internships where the intern never really gets to do anything of importance and just runs errands all summer. That’s not the case at Genesis. There is an openness, and you really get to experience everything. They really take you into the fold.”

Meet our 2018 Radio Frequency Welding Interns

Dustin Persohn

Intern Persohn is a Biomedical Engineering Senior at IUPUI. He heard about the intern opportunity with Genesis Plastics Welding through IUPUI’s Career Services connection, as he was looking to explore future career paths.

Why the nickname: There’s a Dustin that has been here longer than me, thus D2.

What has been your favorite part of your Genesis Plastics Welding internship: Doing a variety of things, getting to work with multiple machines and mentoring with more than just one engineering within the department.

Favorite project of the summer: A bio bag with an interesting end use.

Future plans: Tackle a master’s degree.

If you had to describe Genesis Plastics Welding in one word: Variety

Nate Venis

Intern Venis is a Biomedical Engineering Junior at IUPUI, and this is his second summer internship with us. He found the opportunity with Genesis Plastics Welding listed on and may just come back next year too! We’d be glad to have you, Nate!

Why the nickname: There also is a preexisting Nate on the Genesis team. The engineers decided Young Nate took too long to say and it soon became, Ye-Ne.

What has been your favorite part of your Genesis Plastics Welding internship: Getting to work on a variety of projects and seeing how the projects I worked on last year are progressing. It’s been an eye opener to see how long the design and development cycle to production can be. I also find the insights into end uses of devices fascinating.

Favorite project of the summer: A pressure bladder for a spinal fluid device.

Future plans: Exploring outside of Indiana.

If you had to describe Genesis Plastics Welding in one word: Cutting-edge

Ruth Oliva Rodrigues

Intern Rodrigues is an Automation and Robotics Sophomore at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and is planning to move on to Purdue University to study Mechatronics Engineering. She learned of Genesis Plastics Welding’s internship opportunities while working here last summer as a production operator and discussing her future career plans with Director of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology, Dale Wagner, and Product and Process Development Engineering Technician, Matthew Fields. She also is the daughter of a long-time production employee, Estela Rodrigues. “I’m so proud of her,” says Estela. “She is getting valuable experience in the things she is studying. Plus it’s fun to see her here.”

Why the nickname: Ruthless came about one day when I was driving everyone to lunch. They noted my great driving skills!

What has been your favorite part of your Genesis Plastics Welding internship: Getting a 3-in-1 experience by interning within three areas of Genesis Plastics Welding — maintenance, quality and engineering. There really is an openness here and you get to try so many things.

Favorite project of the summer: Working with an engineer to bring a portion of a job (a tube assembly) that had formerly been outsourced inside and improve the overall production process.

Future plans: To work within robotics, to troubleshoot but innovate as well.

If you had to describe Genesis Plastics Welding in one word: Open

Manufacturing Internships, Learned Skills and Career Paths

“This year’s batch of interns have been phenomenal and full of good humor,” says Engineering Technician Dustin Luke (aka the original Dustin). “They grab the ball and run with it, have a great ability to take direction, are always eager to learn and quickly take learned skills and apply to various scenarios.”

“Extra help is always a great thing in our busy contract manufacturing facility, and we’ve enjoyed having Dustin, Nate and Ruth this summer,” says President and CEO Tom Ryder. “There are so many unknowns in the world for today’s students in regards to their ultimate career paths, hands-on internships can be very enlightening for most, and such a great value for the employer as well.”

Curious about an internship with Genesis Plastics Welding or current openings? Visit our Careers page.


Kevin Mauser Joins Genesis Plastics Welding

Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Indianapolis-based radio frequency welding contract manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding, Inc., announced today the hire of Engineering Manager Kevin Mauser

“At the heart of the contract manufacturing experience is collaboration, and our OEM partners have come to rely on our team for attention to detail, the ability to innovate and a high quality of service,” says Ryder. “Kevin’s extensive background within medical device design, development and manufacturing, is a great addition to our contract manufacturing style of business. I look forward to his leadership, as we continue to help guide clients through the manufacturing process.”

Mauser possesses an impressive background with over 10 years of helping teams complete projects and improve processes within the medical device, military and consumer industries. Prior to joining the Genesis team, he managed a multi-disciplinary engineering team for a global manufacturer of interventional catheters, tube sets and other assemblies for medical devices. Mauser holds a Purdue University Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, with a focus on signal processing, neural stimulation and thin-film circuitry. He has several patents under his belt and has been published in EDUCAUSE.

Additionally, he serves as a Deacon for his church.

Connect with Kevin Mauser via LinkedIn.


Radio Frequency Welding Expertise In New York

Looking for radio frequency welding expertise? Find it on the East Coast in just a few short weeks, when the Genesis Plastics Welding team heads to vibrant New York for MD&M East – the East Coast’s largest MedTech event. The conference is packed with advanced design and manufacturing innovation, insightful keynote speakers, and the chance to see many of our East Coast clients and industry friends on their turf.

We wouldn’t miss it! It’s one of our favorites. Will we see you in New York on June 12 – 14, 2018? We’d love to help put a spring in your step before you hit the show floor. Meet us for a caffeinated conversation each morning pre-show and enjoy a #coffeefix on us. Email Jason or Michael to snag a spot at and let us help with your design and heat sealed thermoplastic manufacturing challenges over coffee.

With more than 2,000 suppliers on-hand, it’s the perfect place for design engineers, project engineers, manufacturing engineers, sourcing managers, and buyers to make important connections to take their products to the next level. Whether you’re interested in new materials, contract manufacturing solutions, components, testing solutions or packing, this is an outstanding avenue to accomplish all of that and MORE.

Find Us at #AdvMfgExpo East

Make sure Genesis Plastics Welding’s booth 763 in on your list of stops for the #AdvMfgExpo – we can’t wait to chat innovative medical device contract manufacturing solutions, medical materials and the robust seams that come with radio frequency welded products such as:

  • fluid bags
  • containment bags
  • negative pressure wound care devices
  • same patient stem cell therapies
  • inflatable devices
  • and more

Need a pass for the show? Be our guest.



Meet MedTech Launch by Genesis Plastics Welding

Genesis Plastics Welding CEO Tom Ryder made an exciting announcement this month! Learn more about our new division, strategically aligned to assist medical device clients in navigating the product launch process, from initial concept to commercialization, with a focus on design, prototyping, quality management, risk management, regulatory support and manufacturability. Meet MedTech Launch by Genesis Plastics Welding, and learn more in Plastics Today’s recent article.


Genesis Plastics Welding Announces MedTech Launch

Genesis Plastics Welding MedTech Launch logo
Genesis Plastics Welding, Inc. announced today the start of a new division – MedTech Launch by Genesis Plastics Welding. This division is strategically aligned to assist medical device clients in navigating the product launch process, from initial concept to commercialization, with a focus on design, prototyping, quality management, risk management, regulatory support and overall manufacturability.

“The worldwide demand for outsourced design engineering expertise is skyrocketing,” says Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Genesis Plastics Welding. “Often times, new medical device start-ups struggle to find the proper expertise and resources to help guide them through the development process with excellence and ease. With our longevity as a leading medical device contract manufacturer bridging the innovation gap for OEMs, we’re thrilled to take this next step and support our clients through all phases of the design and development process.

“Additionally, I am pleased to have Nathan Glass at the helm of this new division, as VP of Product Development,” says Ryder. “Nathan’s vast medical device product development knowledge will be a strong catalyst for many start-ups as they seek to go-to-market with their innovative devices.”

Glass, an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis graduate, has nearly 10 years of project management and engineering experience. Throughout his career, he has closely worked with sales and marketinNathan Glass, Genesis Plastics Weldingg teams, as well as quality personnel to smoothly launch innovative medical device products. His areas of expertise include design definition, material selection, technical documentation, proof of concept, quality management, validation, design for manufacturability and project management.

“Our Genesis Plastics Welding clients truly enjoy working with us and often come to us with a need for additional support at the front end of their projects,” says Glass. “MedTech Launch is the result of us actively listening to our customers and aligning our capabilities to where they are in their process, while assisting to take their breakthrough devices to market with efficiency and excellence.”

About Genesis Plastics Welding:                                                                                

Genesis Plastics Welding is an ISO 13485 certified contract manufacturer providing radio frequency (RF) welding and heat sealing applications of plastic products for medical, military and other industries. Genesis’ proprietary heat sealing technology, ecoGenesis™, allows RF plastics welding of very thin gauge (down to 0.001 inch) polyethylene, polypropylene and low-loss polymers and can facilitate polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) replacement with phthalate-free plastics. For more information visit

About MedTech Launch by Genesis Plastics Welding:

MedTech Launch by Genesis Plastics Welding, a leading source for excellence in medical device design and engineering services, is powering innovation and evolving Go-To-Market strategies for clients worldwide through a proven and collaborative design, development and pre-production product launch process that strategically takes OEMs, start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs from initial concept to commercialization all with the human factor and user experience in mind. If you have a product concept you’d like to discuss, or you’d like to learn more about strategic guidance to overcome design hurdles, contact our team.


[In the News] MedDevice Material Innovations

Late last week in Medical Plastics News online, Lorna O’Gara of Ultrapolymers took a look at polymer innovation in medical device and discussed the importance of taking into account the desired performance characteristics of a device, as well as, environmental factors, when selecting materials. She noted the importance getting stakeholders involved at the earliest possible stage of the design process to ensure the material most suited for the device’s application is selected.

We couldn’t agree more. This is often an early topic of discussion with our contract manufacturing medical device clients, as we help them to navigate from concept to commercialization. It’s such an important topic that we’ve developed several downloadable free resources for the industry and have material engineers on staff to help with selection and material challenges.

In the article, O’Gara also touches on PVC alternatives within MedDevice manufacturing. While, PVC is often the first choice for products such as IV fluid bags, dialysis solution products and blood bags, more and more medical device OEMs are searching out alternative polymer solutions for products where phthalate free is highly desired due to patient contact and other factors.

Over the years, switching to a PVC alternative has presented an issue for OEMs where radio frequency welding was the mode of sealing for their thin thermoplastic devices, however, due to Genesis Plastics Welding’s propriety RF welding technology, heat sealing non-PVC films without the addition of additives has become easy. Finally, OEMs have been able to gain material strength, flexibility, optimal yields and excellent barrier properties without having to choose PVC.

Visit Medical Plastics News for the entire article, where O’Gara masterfully discusses flexible medical device applications, material innovations in TPUs, TPEs and recyclable Polyolefin materials that will continue to help hospitals minimize their PVC waste.

Have a material selection conundrum for your thin film medical device? Let our team of engineers help. Contact us today.