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Revolutionizing Medical Diagnostics: Unveiling Boyd's Advanced Materials, Processes, and Solutions

Join Boyd for a webinar on cutting-edge medical device manufacturing. Discover our technical expertise in rotary die-cutting, flatbed cutting, and more. Benefit from precise solutions, global reach, and customizable assembly options. Explore our decades-long experience in material development and supplier partnerships. Don't miss out on transforming your manufacturing process with Boyd! Specifically, this webinar will examine some of the unique design and manufacturing needs of the diagnostic disposable assay based on our experience. We will discuss the pros and cons of different cutting techniques used with the continuous web-based manufacturing process, as well as talk about the unique materials used in this market and some of the unique design challenges.

Originally presented: June 5, 2024
Duration: 1 hour
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Manufacturers like Boyd are moving away from a simplistic "build to print" mentality to becoming fully engaged and collaborative partners as part designs and application requirements become more complex and demanding. For the typical medical diagnostic application that requires a high-quality product for heavily regulated medical market, manufacturing partners must develop a well-conceived, fully verified, and tightly controlled manufacturing process to ensure consistent quality in mass production.

Early engagement in the product development cycle addresses these concerns for design for manufacturability and low cost by ensuring designs are not over-specified beyond what is needed to achieve desired functionality. Manufacturing considerations when selecting materials is also important to ensure easier processing, and to avoid potential supply shortage issues by avoiding sole sourcing instances wherever possible.

In this webinar we will discuss general concepts of web-based rotary and flatbed converting processes and share some pros and cons of different cutting techniques with respect to cutting accuracy, feature definition and edge cut quality, all factors important for the diagnostic microfluidic components. We will discuss some typical materials used in this application and share some material-related challenges that can impact fabrication. Lastly, we will discuss some manufacturing best practices and lessons learned from recent case study examples to help guide future design efforts.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn about Boyd's capabilities to support medical diagnostics manufacturing
  • Develop your knowledge of medical diagnostic solution and design options
  • Explore Boyd's innovative solutions for medical materials
  • Understand better what is possible with traditional rotary, laser and flatbed cutting methods


Paul Macioce, Field Application Engineer, Medical Solutions Group, Boyd

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1989, Macioce worked in the noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) field for a leading Michigan-based automotive consulting firm for over 25 years. His area of focus was managing a material testing laboratory that facilitated the design of material-based, passive noise and vibration control treatments. From 2007 to 2014, Macioce worked in the materials R&D group for Brady Corporation where he helped to develop customizable damping adhesive with "tunable" properties for stamped metal arm dampers applied to hard disk drives, treatments still being used today. This background helped him transition into the Boyd's Medical Solutions group supporting stick-to-skin adhesives, medical wearable and diagnostic devices.