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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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[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.

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Three Undeniable Reasons Why Genesis Plastics Welding

There is no doubt that multiple avenues exist for the contract manufacture of medical devices and radio frequency welded components. After all, competition is an important aspect of the quoting process for sourcing and procurement teams. It is key in pinpointing a single or dual source at the best price and quality, that also meets all outlined product specifications.

However, did you know competition also drives innovation and motivates organizations just like Genesis Plastics Welding to be leaders within their industries? It is a driving force that inspires us to think innovatively, focus on quality and customer satisfaction, know our customers better than anyone else and continuously seek improvement.

Here are three undeniable reasons why Genesis Plastics Welding should be your medical device contract manufacturer of choice:

  1. Nearly three decades of radio frequency welding (rf welding) expertise along with comprehensive medical device outsourcing solutions from initial concept to low or high volume production.
  2. Unmatched technical expertise in the art and science of thermoplastics heat sealing of polar and non-polar plastics, including specialty materials.
  3. As a true collaborative partner, we pride ourselves on assisting medical device manufacturing clients in the nurture of innovation with an eye on overall business goals, even if that means helping shift production outside our Indiana facility as volumes climb.
Genesis Plastics Welding: Your Medical Device Manufacturer of Choice

We understand that as a sourcing team you need to explore all avenues, but we remain confident that if you are in search of the authority on radio frequency welding and an industry leader in the manufacture of heat sealed medical devices all paths will lead to Genesis Plastics Welding.

Check out those three undeniable reasons one more time, and let’s get started. Send us your request for a quote. Schedule a visit and see us in action. Either way, simply put, Genesis Plastics Welding is your medical device contract manufacturing answer.

 

Blog Author: Jason Spoolstra, Sales Engineer