Sub-headed The key to making a medical device look great is to minimize obvious defects that catch the eye, Trousil explains, “It looks simple, but high gloss black is a very difficult surface finish to achieve. Those Xbox or PS4 cases require a lot of work, time, and money. To be fair, we could find a defect or two in most parts if we looked long or hard enough. The key to making a medical device look great is to minimize obvious defects that catch the eye.”
The article focuses on:
- Texture and Light
- Batch Differences
- Injection Molding
Trousil concludes the article noting, “all processes have some variations that need to be addressed. By carefully designing components, we can minimize color variations in a medical device and mitigate the impact that different processes or different surface finishes can have on its appearance.”
Dana Trousil is a StarFish Medical Mechanical Engineer and NPI Team Lead. He has successfully launched many products, with experience in a variety of processes, including NPI for medical devices.