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Wearable Devices | What Will We Be “Wearing” in the Next 20 Years?

In 1966 we were in awe of Star Trek’s out-of-this-world mantra to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” And the iconic Spock direction to—Beam me up, Scottie—is still as recognizable now as it was 50-plus years ago. Humans are just drawn to gadgets of any kind. We always have been. Today, we communicate via phone, watch, internet, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and just about a hundred other platforms to stay connected. But in the early 1960s it must have seemed crazy to think that a Combadge could be tapped once to active and twice to deactivate and was used as a universal translator, a distress beacon, and actually added a bit of novelty to the well-known Star Trek uniform.

You might call that 1960s Combadge a wearable device in today’s marketplace. From your Apple watch or personal insulin pump to motion trackers and heart monitors—we are wearing our technology more today than ever. Users and manufacturers are looking for ways to improve the user experience, improve interfaces and data sharing, and constantly on the search for cutting-edge alternatives to monitoring safety, health and wellness.

“The sky’s the limit when it comes to wearable tech in healthcare and potential innovations extend way beyond activity trackers,” Forbes contributor Unity Stoakes writes. “We’re already seeing sensors that improve quality of life, enable home diagnostics, make virtual health and remote monitoring possible, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

So, who is at the bottom of the iceberg to help you take your potential medical device wearable product or concept from the beginning stages of navigation to staking your flag at the top of that icy climb? Read more

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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.” Read more

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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.

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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 sales@genesisplasticswelding.com 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.

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Genesis Plastics Welding Announces MedTech Launch

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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 www.genesisplasticswelding.com.

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.