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One substantial benefit that we provide for our customers and one that is often cited by them as a distinct advantage is that we are a one-stop shop for the catheter solutions they need. From design advice, to process, to tooling, to machines, to samples, to production … we’re here for you. When you succeed, we succeed.
Benefits of Process Improvement Teamwork
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A member of our process development team recently assisted Production Medical, our sister company and contract manufacturer, with production setup in order to offer an accurate quote on a particular project. The customer specialized in research and development and needed to outsource production. Due to some unique properties with the catheter (including that it was very long), basic processes at first trial produced approximately just one successful piece per minute. That rate of production needed to be greater, and the resultant piece price lesser, in order to meet the customer’s budget.
Because Production Medical is right next door to Cath-Tip and Cath-Punch, we share resources in order to bring value to customers. Our companies’ combined knowledge gave this customer:
1. A fair price due to a finely tuned production process, and
2. The highest quality part when produced on a Cath-Tip machine.
The Cath-Tip technician examined the operation and went to work on process refinement for output improvement. The part had to advance accurately enough for repeatably consistent flashless tipping. He had our on-site machine shop join in the team effort by quickly finessing unique prototype tooling. Testing was implemented and significant time reduction was gained. The custom setup now generated successful flashless tipping.
Time results showed a new process of 4.5 parts per production minute. This savings meant Production Medical could base their quote on using 2 hours of machine time per business day, instead of 6. They could offer the customer both value and quality.
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