For 2015, we predicted value-based reimbursement, mHealth, 3-D printing and the push for global transparency would drive industry change. As we move further into 2016, we see many of these trends continuing to evolve, and some exciting, albeit challenging, trends beginning to emerge. Non-traditional medical device companies, such as Google and Apple, are entering the space, disrupting the business models of major industry players.
The explosion of consumers interacting with brands on Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms is forcing device makers (and regulators) to get serious about social media, specifically how they engage sponsors, correct misinformation and field off-label requests. Outdated IT infrastructures and increased cybersecurity threats are sabotaging operational and compliance efforts. Beyond all of this is a regulatory environment in an unprecedented state of flux. This white paper contains five trends likely to affect the medical device industry in the near term including how:
Non-health care companies will continue to invade the device market
Companies that master Social Media will gain a competitive edge
2016 will bring a stronger focus on cybersecurity threat in medical devices
Increasing health care/medtech consolidation will expose the need for better IT tools
Regulatory turmoil will continue to deepen in the U.S. and Europe
Consulting-Specifying Engineer is a practical, application-oriented magazine that chronicles the changes sweeping across the construction industry. It cultivates an environment where mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers realize an integrated M/E/P building systems design process for today's commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental and public utility buildings creating more efficient, occupant and environment-friendly buildings.
This 12-page white paper explains why transitioning to 3D is easier than you think, and explores the advantages and the myths of using 3D for manufacturing. See real world examples of companies that have accelerated time to market and saved money by switching to 3D.
PM Engineer is the magazine of choice for those involved in the design and specification of plumbing, piping, hydronic/radiant heating and fire protection. It is also the only non-association magazine exclusively covering the design and specification of products and systems for the "wet side" of the industry.
Twenty-eight thousand professionals - whose companies buy/install security products - turn to the SDM family of publications each month for features on market trends, management solutions, news affecting the security industry, and unparalleled technological expertise.
Each monthly magazine is written in technically sound language, yet retains a non-theoretical application-oriented approach to the commercial/industrial/institutional HVACR markets. Engineered Systems examines the latest changes in the design, specification, maintenance and management of non-residential HVACR systems and components.
Published monthly, Automotive Engineering International (AEI) covers new technology, emerging products, and supplier capabilities along with information needed to make supplier and product choices in a technology-driven marketplace.
Companies considering the purchase of a new or replacement 3D CAD system need to evaluate how efficient each package is at creating the types of products they make, because one size does not always fit all.
Incorporating Design for Manufacturability (DFM) tools into 3D product design can help to streamline manufacturing. Just as core-and-cavity capabilities facilitate development of molds, DFM tools assess moldability, helping companies avoid production problems and extending mold service life.
It's now possible for manufacturing to create tool paths in parallel with design so that production is fully prepared once a product's design is released. Learn how CAD/CAM integration is improving the product development process. By enabling a concurrent, collaborative approach to design through manufacturing, product design and manufacturing personnel improve communication and quality, saving time and money.
While 3D CAD technology has revolutionized mechanical design for decades now, its electrical counterpart has languished in 2D. But no longer. Electrical design doesn't need to be an afterthought when it comes to product development.
Evaluation Engineering has published in-depth technical information to the engineering test market for more than 50 years, serving engineers, engineering mangers, and corporate managers responsible for test and quality of electronic products and systems. EE is a multimedia resource delivering a monthly magazine and digital edition, weekly e-newsletters, e-product showcases, special reports, trade show events, and a comprehensive website to buyers and specifiers of test equipment in semiconductors, medical, communication, RF, microwave, and wireless applications.
Using different tools for product design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) can result in communication barriers and a disjointed workflow.
By enabling an integrated CAD/CAM approach, product design and manufacturing personnel can improve communication, quality, time to market and revenue.
In this nine-page white paper, you will learn:
The benefits of CAD/CAM integration
How to integrate CAD and CAM with SOLIDWORKS
To create tool paths parallel with design
Gear Solutions is a monthly B2B magazine containing editorial content that emphasizes emerging technologies, processes, materials, and R&D. Readers find valuable, in-depth technical articles on hobbing, grinding, finishing processes, lubrication, heat treating, cutting tools, workholding, high-tech coatings, metrology, gear design, noise, hardness, and other topics — all specifically related to the manufacture of gears for industrial applications.
Sign Builder Illustrated, “The How-To Magazine” serves the sign industry including electric sign manufacturers, illuminated/neon sign shops, commercial sign, sign erection and maintenance, awnings, vinyl sign shop, architectural/graphic design, in-house sign production, libraries and others allied to the field.
Your subscription package to World Fertilizer will include: 6 bi-monthly issues of World Fertilizer offering a blend of well researched international reports, regional forecasts, technical articles and case studies and a host of other special features.
Rapid prototyping has become a game-changing innovation for designers, engineers and manufacturers. Previously, the process of creating wood or metal prototypes took weeks or months and the cost was often so prohibitive that designers skipped prototypes entirely and went directly from CAD to tooling.
This resulted in design flaws that were not identified until manufacturing began, leading to expensive re-work and lost time. 3D printing now provides a cost-effective, revolutionary solution.
This white paper will explain the top five reasons to integrate 3D technology into your product development lifecycle, including cost savings, higher efficiency, better integration and improved designs.
Assembly magazine covers this well-defined functional niche that exists across the entire manufacturing market. Assembly serves the information needs of people who are responsible for this product assembly function that exists in every manufacturing company. Assembly's objective is to help them make assembly-related decisions and develop solutions to assembly problems. They do this by reporting on the technology, products, applications and industry news relevant to product assembly throughout the manufacturing SICs.
Decentralized Energy reflects the transformation that is taking place in how and where we generate our electricity, and the growing importance of better heat utilization around the world. Decentralized energy is now recognized as an essential part of the solution to the challenge of ensuring a low-carbon, sustainable and secure energy future. And more and more countries and regions around the world are recognizing that it is imperative they invest in greater decentralized energy development. We want more people to have access to the latest industry developments, news and technology advances that demonstrate the economic, environmental and security advantages of decentralized energy.
Each month the editors of Railway Age bring you quality content on issues and emerging topics which are vital to your success as a professional in the rail industry. Railway Age serves companies who own, lease, operate, or maintain railroad or transit equipment or facilities; shippers, railway industry related companies including professional engineer consultants, car and locomotive builders and repairers/rebuilders, original equipment manufacturers, railway and transit suppliers/contractors and government personnel.
Marine Log is America's most respected marine industry monthly and is dedicated to providing marine industry professionals with the information they need to enable them to design, build and operate vessels, rigs and offshore structures, profitably, safely, legally and in an environmentally responsible manner. Marine Log serves the fields of vessel operations, ownership and management; shipyards and ship repair yards; naval architectural firms, marine engineering firms, marine consultants; port authorities and terminals; Navy, Coast Guard and other governmental agencies operating vessels; marine finance, marine insurance and maritime law. Qualified industry personnel are eligible to receive free subscriptions. These include executive and technical personnel, operational and financial personnel, purchasing and sales/marketing personnel. Marine Log is a publication of Simmons-Boardman Publishing, New York.