Many different industries use functional test fixtures to ensure that their products and devices are produced effectively and efficiently. The medical industry relies on testing equipment to ensure quality medical devices. There are many different types of products that are used by physicians, technicians and other professionals who depend on quality products. In some cases, custom test solutions must be developed to use with wired or wireless functional testing. Manufacturers use functional test interface and fixtures to develop to meet industry demands.
A Growing, Evolving Industry
Some of the areas where the medical industry utilizes custom test solutions is in the development of new and more sophisticated technology. Manufacturers continually strive to create products that are smaller and more compact. They often make changes in the design to suit ergonomic demands or in response to increased regulatory rules. Multi-tasking combination products are also very popular in the medical industry.
Manufacturers use functional test fixtures and wired or wireless functional testing to ensure that new devices can be produced quickly and cost-effectively while maintaining safety and industry standards. Our engineering and design team at EMC Technologies, Inc. goes above and beyond the necessary approach of most contract designers and manufacturers to provide our customers with full-service custom test solutions.
We address your project as a complete system, including:
- evaluation of package limitations
- functional test interface conditions
- dimensioning and tolerance issues
- environmental constraints
- mounting requirements
Our team has applied our mastery in electro-mechanical design to many different industries, including medical, industrial, avionics, communications, and military. The experience that we have gained in this area helps us to produce manufacturable world-class designs much more efficiently.
One of the areas where we can truly excel is in the development of functional test fixtures that provide our clients with quality assurance in manufacturing. Our wired and wireless functional testing and functional test interface development provide insight into the ability of manufacturers to ensure and maintain quality. We work with each customer as an individual at the development phase to define the required test process, outcomes, and desired timelines. As a result, we can deliver the required data to our clients all the way throughout the production process. These services provide the ability to increase quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
EMC Technologies, Inc. is an industry leader in the area of design and fabrication for custom test solutions. Our team of highly trained and experienced engineers can design an electro-mechanical solution that can interface between the product and testing instruments to provide the desired data. Our test solutions can be entirely designed to meet the level of quality control required for the medical industry according to government regulations. The medical device development industry is extremely complex and requires calibrated and verified test documentation systems that align with the US FDA Quality System Regulation and global medical standards.
Machining & Prototyping
EMC Technologies, Inc. provides our clients with complete in-house machining and metal fabricating services. Some of the equipment in our machine shop includes CNC milling centers, lathes, drilling equipment, knee-mills, and sheet metal brakes. Our in-house workshop provides us with the unique ability to fabricate nearly any machined part.
Whether a client requires a simple aluminum piece or a very complex, tight tolerance part, our staff can get the job done. We can also perform prototyping services or run high-volume parts in-house to meet our clients’ needs. We support a full turn-key project that can include engineering services and assembly, as well as simple “build to print” machined prototypes, depending on your requirements.
PCB Design & Assembly
In addition to providing in-house machining and prototyping for clients in the medical industry, we are also able to offer PCB (printed circuit board) design and assembly. The designs can accommodate requirements that include double-sided or complex multi-layer custom test solutions, based on the customer’s requirements. PCB designs are available in either PADS or Allegro format, depending on your needs.
We utilize the design and manufacture of PCBs as an integral component of the interface test adapter and repeatability to reduce debug time and create faster, less expensive duplicates of ITAs. This also helps us to provide organization of relays, power and ground busses, and signal conditioning components for ease of maintenance for high-volume testing.
Contact EMC Technologies, Inc. for Custom Test Solutions
Clients who work in the medical device industry can contact our team direct to inquire about functional test fixtures and other custom test solutions from EMC Technologies, Inc. Give us a call at 508-672-0808 to speak with one of our team members. We are ITAR Registered and ISO 9001:2015 certified. Call today to get a free estimate on your next project or to learn more about the services we provide.