A global healthcare manufacturer contracted PDS to develop and test a new MRI compatible assembly. This low volume fully functional medical assembly consists of 13 different piece parts. PDS provided CNC machining, painting, and 100 assembled units in less than three weeks.
The assembly was designed for injection molding, but the tooling cost and lead-times were prohibitive. Using the latest high speed horizontal and vertical milling centers PDS was able to help the customer achieve competitive prices and fast, flexible lead times.
Starting with SLA and FDM prototypes we were able to semi functionally test the parts and then make some minor tweaks to the fit, form, and function. After reviewing and testing the prototype parts, some parts needed to be modified. PDS then modified the design and provided CNC machined, painted, and decorated parts from the spec material for final testing. The customer chose to use machining as their production process due to the fact that PDS was able to provide a cost effective solution for the low volume production runs.