MPO Features: How to Minimize Color Variations in Your Medical Device

Minimize Color Variations in Your Medical Device

 

The December 3, 2019 online edition of MPO (Medical Product Outsourcing) features The How to Minimize Color Variations in Your Medical Device by Dana Trousil, NPI Team Lead at StarFish Medical.

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.”

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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.

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