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April 2019

“We help our customers improve the design of their medical device for improved manufacturability.” – Portrait of young and talented engineer Jessica Monsman

By |2019-06-17T07:54:51+02:00April 1st, 2019|Contract Manufacturing, Engineering, General, Medical Device|

When customers are sub-contracting the design, industrialization and manufacturing of their medical device to Valtronic, a multi-disciplinary team ensures a seamless process. The success of Valtronic is to a large extent due to the talent and motivation of our employees. Meet Jessica Monsman, a young and dynamic engineer who explains why her job is both […]

January 2019

Why is industrialization such a crucial step towards the successful manufacturing of your medical device?

By |2019-06-17T07:58:53+02:00January 23rd, 2019|Contract Manufacturing, Engineering, Expertise, General|

Your engineering team has designed an innovative medical device and you now need to manufacture it on a mass scale. Are you confident you are going to have a smooth transition as you scale up to industrialization and production? What questions are critical when you reach the industrialization stage? Or even long before […]

December 2018

Successful transfer of PCB assemblies for The Telos Alliance® – The Grass is Greener at Valtronic

By |2019-06-17T08:01:21+02:00December 21st, 2018|Contract Manufacturing, Engineering, Expertise, Quality, Technology|

The decision to switch from one Contract Manufacturer (CM) to another is not made lightly as it takes extra effort on both the CM and customer’s part to ensure that production is not slowed. Companies switch CM’s for a variety of reasons some of which are quality, delivery and capacity. Plenty can go awry but […]

“JOM” Day at Valtronic – Kids discovering the world of microelectronic assembly

By |2019-06-17T08:02:18+02:00December 7th, 2018|Engineering, General, Innovation|

Every second Thursday in November, parents in the Swiss Canton of Vaud take their children aged from 11 to 13 to work for the JOM Day (Journée Oser tous les Métiers) – daughters with their father and sons with their mother. The goal is to discover all professions within a company or organization in order […]

October 2018

7 Electronic Design Problems that Add Hidden Expense

By |2019-06-17T08:06:55+02:00October 4th, 2018|Contract Manufacturing, Engineering, Expertise, Healthcare, Technology|

When developing a product or electronic assembly significant efforts are placed on functionality and on reducing time to market. Often Design for Manufacturing (DFM) takes a back seat without realizing the long-term consequences. Even if the manufacturing cost of a product is within target the manufacturability should be considered and addressed. Products that are challenging […]

January 2016

Changing Role of the Medical Device Contract Manufacturer

By |2019-06-17T08:16:05+02:00January 20th, 2016|Contract Manufacturing, Engineering|

In the last ten years, OEMs were chasing lower costs in other countries for manufacturing. Most recently, we are finding OEMs willing to build/manufacture medical electronics in the United States due to lower total costs and this has had an impact of the medical market on the electronics manufacturing industry. This is great news for […]

November 2015

Forward-Thinking Provides Solutions: Pcb Engineering & Contract Manufacturing

By |2019-06-17T08:18:49+02:00November 5th, 2015|Contract Manufacturing, Engineering|

In printed circuit board manufacturing, there is always the need to provide power to the circuit being assembled. The simple solution is to plug it into the wall socket, though wires can be cumbersome provides-solutions-1for the user/operator. In the case of implantable devices (or temporary implantable devices) wires are […]

September 2015

Specification & Verification: Vital Points To Project Success

By |2019-06-17T08:21:04+02:00September 3rd, 2015|Contract Manufacturing, Engineering|

In this blog article I want to discuss the specifications and verification phases of design & development project planning. As I look back at my experiences, I’ve faced a number of situations with tightened time frames where only the execution phase was implemented. Why you may ask? Ultimately, someone had a crazy idea to get […]

August 2015

Conformal Coating Vs. Potting

By |2019-06-17T08:22:42+02:00August 21st, 2015|Contract Manufacturing, Engineering|

Conformal coating is the norm for most electronic manufacturers. Conformal coating is a transparent layer of thin polymetric film, which “conforms” to the contour of the circuit board providing protection to the electronic circuit board.  This application is used to protect against moisture, chemicals, dust particles, and extreme temperatures.

Another form of coating is called potting. […]

Smaller, Smarter And Effective

By |2019-06-17T08:23:14+02:00August 13th, 2015|Contract Manufacturing, Engineering|

Miniaturizing growth is the way we work at Valtronic. The size, weight and volume are all considered when developing and manufacturing active implants and other medical devices. When it comes to making implantable medical devices, size begins to get smaller and smarter, bringing challenges to advanced circuitry and encapsulation.

Both titanium and titanium alloys have been […]

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