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Panel: Part Process Development and Validation for Multiple Machines

Matt Therrien (Business Development Manager - Medical, RJG, Inc.)

Scott Scully (Director, Corporate Molding/Tooling, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems)

Paul Robinson (Vice President Operations, QSCS)

Rodney Brown (Senior Injection Molding Steward, Eli Lilly)

Sue Tucker (Precision Plastics Sub-Category Leader, Johnson & Johnson)

Location: 210C

Date: Tuesday, February 5

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Track: MD&M West: Technical Solutions

Vault Recording: TBD

A group of Medical Device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) set out to discover a more efficient part process development and validation process for injection molding that can be transferable. They executed a real-world “proof of concept” event and formally documented their results. Traditionally, a part must be re-validated every time the mold is going to run in a different machine, especially in high-precision applications that are found in medical devices. This costs millions of dollars a year and sometimes leads to weeks or months of machine downtime, leading to lost revenue for both the OEM and Molder. By creating a “Part Process”, molders are able to replicate transferable plastic conditions that eliminate the need to 100% re-validate the tool every time it is moved to a new machine. Using a reduced PQ verification run, molders can save millions and reduce risk based on the confirmation of repeatable statistical results.

Topics covered include:
  • How molders can replicate transferable plastic conditions – focus on what matters
  • Increased assurance that the methods used can help reduce and mitigate risk based on data-driven decisions
  • How the methodology drives continuous improvements and sustains the required statistical control

Learn more by downloading the white paper before the conference: OEM Shares Methodology to Validate a Part to Save Money