Breakthrough Medical Equipment Assembly Helps Get Medical Devices FDA-Approved with Less Delays, Cost Over-Runs, and Headaches.

Time-to-market is critical so your medical device maintains a competitive and technological edge. Ensuring a proven predictable process to assemble your device with automation alleviates key concerns as you navigate FDA QSR (Quality System Regulation) and other stringent regulatory compliance.

Selecting the correct methods of automated device assembly and avoiding the most common mistakes can get your manufacturing process under control quickly and efficiently - ensuring success for your project.

Avoid These Common Mistakes with Adhesive Assembly

Whether you’re updating a current medical device to stay ahead of the competition or launching an entirely new point-of-care product to the healthcare marketplace, your product likely contains pressure-sensitive film adhesives.

Adhesive assembly for medical devices presents many complex challenges, due to difficult-to-handle or fragile components. Understanding the assembly challenges presented by film adhesive components early in the product development phase brings medical products to manufacture-ready status smoothly.

AccuPlace has experience with hundreds of applications in medical device, biosensor, and rapid diagnostic point-of-care test assembly. Don’t risk the fate of your product approval and launch with anything less than the most experienced adhesive assembly engineers.

Reduce Costs and Increase Flexibility

Custom machines for automated assembly incur substantially higher costs for your project should parts of the process change. If your company shifts direction and begins to manufacture a new product, what happens to that costly custom assembly machine?

AccuPlace has re-usable solutions to improve manufacturing quality and reliability while making your product easier and more affordable to produce. These machines actually reduce end-user costs and enhance patient safety – all key advantages in positioning your products in today’s competitive marketplace.

  • Repeatable accuracy up to +/- 0.002"/ 0.05 mm
  • 99.99% reliability
  • Experience handling adhesives with difficult/fragile components
  • Experienced experts who can assist with part or all of your medical manufacturing process.
  • Clean room options available

Free Medical Manufacturing Consult with Expert Engineers

Maintain your competitive and technological edge, with a free opportunity analysis. Expert medical device automation and assembly engineers stand ready to help you get your device manufactured more quickly, affordably, and with the highest levels of quality. Contact AccuPlace today for your free consultation.

Medical Device Assembly Case Studies

Discover how top medical device companies benefited from our Medical Device Manufacturing expertise.

Successful Slide Labeler Acquired By Major Distributor

When the American Society of Pathological Research reported “Slide labeling alone accounts for 67% of defects,” we saw an opportunity. We created a system with the following benefits to lab technicians:

  • Eliminates Labels: Prints directly on the slide to save time and money
  • Fits Anywhere: Size of a small toaster was dramatically smaller than existing solutions
  • Easy to Read: Printed black 300dpi images or other colors
  • Durable ID: Resists Xylene and other harsh chemicals

Combined with its ability to accept data from a barcode scanner, keyboard, or computer, this product was a runaway success within the laboratory industry. So much, that a major medical equipment distributor purchased the rights to this product.

Consumable BioSensor Technology Eliminates Need for Invasive Blood Tests

We provided the medical device manufacturing expertise for sensor technology allowing selective detection of specific analytes in saliva. This eliminates the need for more invasive procedures required with blood tests.

High precision was needed to produce sensors capable of performing cellular and molecular assays with accuracy and precision in a point-of-care format. We assembled a biochip diagnostic device that is consumable. It loads into a diagnostic machine at the point of care for quick diagnosis of the particular test.

The assembly consists of adhesive vents, adhesive membranes, labels, seals, and double-sided tape. The client chose us due to overall experience with medical assembly of this type and supply chain relationships to help with the adhesive part development. The end product was optimally manufactured via automation, and bound to change the future of medical diagnostic testing.

Complex Assembly for Disposable Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Treatment

The treatment is clinically shown to reduce mild, moderate, and severe OSA by using nasal expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP). During inhalation, a novel MicroValve design allows nearly unobstructed airflow through the nose. During exhalation, the valve closes, limiting airflow through two small openings, which increases expiratory pressure.

This private medical company came to us because we could help them with project development and prove the concept in advance without substantial capital investment. They also needed medical device manufacturers with expertise in standardized automation, as they felt this product would be easily duplicated as volume increased.

We assembled and inspected the whole device. The assembly consists of four components, two of which are adhesive parts. A part that is not assembled correctly will not work and thus the patient would not get a good nights sleep.

Have Low Tolerance for Seal Placement Errors?

A client needed bubble-free seals to ensure no leakage of fluid between micro capillary channels of their low blood volume microsample testing cuvettes. Our medical device manufacturing process consisted of placing a seal, plus printing and placing a barcode. They chose us because of proven ability for extreme accuracy, ability to place bubble-free (this is a tight tolerance application) and experience in the medical field.

Reliable Quality for Colostomy Bags

We probably don’t need to tell you a failure in a colostomy bag seal brings about odor control issues and an unpleasant experience for all involved. A leading manufacturer of colostomy bags came to us to place Velcro-type material to seal the bags, plus other adhesive elements. The customer chose us because of previous good experience with our equipment, worldwide support network, accuracy and reliability of placement.

Top Secret Project with No Room for Adhesive Placement Errors

This project is so top secret, we can’t even vaguely refer to what it does. Just watch the news. What we can tell you is it requires extremely accurate placement of a 0.010" of adhesive, plus other difficulties associated with handling small parts.

They turned to us because other medical device manufacturing vendors failed understanding challenges associated with adhesive placement. Accuracy is crucial for this application. We also provided expertise with coordinating the supply of the adhesive parts with a vendor we know quite well to ensure the system works.

Included: Tight Coordination with Adhesive Parts Vendors

The company pioneered the development of a novel multi-sensor, dry enzyme system capable of instantly measuring several analytes simultaneously. The novelty of this system’s technology lies in the tiny test strips, which created challenges with accuracy. We solved this issue for them and also coordinated the supply of the adhesive parts with a vendor we know quite well to ensure the system worked.

Clean Room Equipment Options Available

The customer needed accurate, bubble-free placement, plus a strong relationship with the adhesive parts vendor. We provided all that while placing seals and double sided tapes using clean room options on our equipment.

Free Manufacturing Consult with Expert Engineers

Maintain your competitive and technological edge, with a free opportunity analysis. Expert medical device automation and assembly engineers stand ready to help you get your device manufactured more quickly, affordably, and with the highest levels of quality. Contact AccuPlace today for your free consultation.


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"The Ævo is incredible. It is simple to setup and our adhesive parts are consistently accurately assembled. Thanks AccuPlace!"

John Ryan
ATD