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Reshoring production of a medical cart with HUI Manufacturing


Posted by Mary Kahler on January 17, 2022

A major consequence of the pandemic and subsequent supply chain crisis has been a trend toward OEMs “reshoring” production and suppliers of major component parts to domestic suppliers. One of our customers was...

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Topics: Case Studies, Project Management

Why Your Medical Cart Project Needs the Right People Engaged from the Start


Posted by Shannon Pelky on December 10, 2021

If you read our last two blog posts on medical cart materials for prototypes and medical cart materials for both low and high-volume production, then you’re probably curious about what materials and processes are...

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Topics: Medical Cart Development, Project Management

What Affects the Cost of My Custom Medical Cart?


Posted by Shannon Pelky on December 10, 2021

It’s no secret: custom medical carts are a big investment. However, you’re paying for what you put into them. When you want something unique that doesn’t currently exist, you can expect to pay a little extra to build...

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Topics: Medical Cart Development, Medical Cart Design, Quality, Supply Chain Management, Project Management

Plastic Production Types for Medical Carts


Posted by Mary Kahler on December 7, 2021

How do you select the right plastic production type based on your medical cart volume and budget?

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Topics: Medical Cart Design, Medical Cart Aesthetics

Device Arm Selection for Medical Device Carts


Posted by Mary Kahler on November 30, 2021

What device arm options are available for medical carts?

One common component in many medical device carts and applications is an arm that is used to mount devices and monitors for greater ease of use in the clinical...

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Topics: Medical Cart Development, Medical Cart Design

Ergonomics in Medical Cart Design


Posted by Mary Kahler on November 23, 2021

How will patients and staff interact with your medical device?

When it comes to the "human factor", your medical device cart or platform can make or break the usability of your device. Height adjustability, handle...

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Topics: Industry Insights, Medical Cart Aesthetics

Medical Carts: Error-Proofing Through Design


Posted by Mary Kahler on November 16, 2021

How can we mitigate risk in our medical cart designs to ensure safety and compliance?

What we've discovered over years of medical cart design and development is that sometimes end-users don't follow the IFU...

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Topics: Medical Cart Design, IEC 60601-1

Anatomy of an Arthroscopy Medical Cart


Posted by Mary Kahler on November 10, 2021

What features are ideal for housing arthroscopic surgery equipment on a medical cart?

Arthroscopic surgery is a blanket term that encompasses a variety of procedures on patients’ joints. Arthroscopic procedures may...

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Topics: Medical Cart Design, Products

Does Your Medical Cart Manufacturer Need to be ISO 13485-Certified?


Posted by Mary Kahler on October 7, 2021

In 2018, the FDA announced the intent to “harmonize” their Quality System Regulations with ISO 13485:2016 for medical devices to streamline requirements for QSR and modernize the regulation. With the changes that...

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Topics: ISO Certification

The Perfect Storm: Supply Chain 2021 and What it Means for Medical Carts


Posted by Mary Kahler on September 22, 2021

If the story of 2020 was COVID-19, the story of 2021 might be the massive supply chain disruption that has blown across the world in the pandemic’s wake.

The global disruption has created a waterfall effect in which...

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