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Manufacturing Trends for Medical/Pharmaceutical and Defense Industries


Manufacturing when it comes to the production of deliverables for use in the medical and/or defense industries is a constantly changing, and ever evolving process. It is imperative that any company that wants to be a profitable player in the arena is aware of and ready to adapt to the changes that are taking place in the moment, or are potentially just over the horizon. And of all of the emerging trends and techniques in the medical and defense manufacturing industries, none of late have been more integral to their future than the rise of precision injection molding.

Injection molding has been around for a while, however, only recently has the precision needed for the manufacturing of the complex and intricate parts required for use in medical or defense applications been achievable. However, because of the many benefits that injection molding provides, it is now the industry standard when it comes to the exact replication of precision parts for these purposes. Among the benefits:

o Extremely high pressures allow for the perfect replication of even the finest of features

o A single mold can be reused millions of times

o It is a nearly fully automated process

Indeed, to that last point, in addition to injection molding, another trend that is sweeping the industries of manufacturing for medical and defense applications is the use of robotics. As a result of tremendous advances in artificial intelligence in recent years, and the development of both increasingly responsive and also increasingly self-aware controls, automated processes are now more prevalent than ever, with far fewer individuals required to take part in the process, thereby reducing the likelihood of human error.

The increasingly rapid expansion of manufacturing in emerging markets overseas continues to be another trend that is altering the marketplace more so seemingly by the day. And while there are some perceived benefits to this expansion overseas, for instance, cost of manual labor, the movements towards automation tend to offset many of these perceived benefits. Quality control tends to be inferior in many of these manufacturing settings, and because of the highly sensitive time frames required for the turnaround of many of these deliverables, often the time that is required to ship these products from outside of the US makes it a lesser option.

All told, while more and more companies by the day are springing up in the medical and defense manufacturing industries, factors of time and technology, including the aforementioned precision injection molding process as well as robotics, more than offset the benefits of international outsourcing in most instances.

Crescent Industries a custom injection molder and mold builder understands the details necessary to product components for the medical/pharmaceutical and defense industries.

To learn more about their capabilities, please visit our website www.crescentind.com/crescent-industries_capabilities.html or call Toll Free: 1-800-411-3844.

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