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How to Begin Your Custom Medical Cart Project -- Medical Cart Scoping Document


Posted by Mary Kahler on July 20, 2022

Your medical device design and engineering team probably has a good idea of what you need from your medical device’s platform. But are you ready to take the next step?

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Topics: Medical Cart Development, Medical Cart Design

How Long Does it Take to Develop a Custom Medical Cart?


Posted by Shannon Pelky on May 31, 2022

One of the most important things people want to know about custom medical cart designs is how long it’s going to take to develop a brand new cart. It’s often a big factor when people are choosing between starting out...

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Topics: Medical Cart Development, Medical Cart Design, Project Management

A Shared Vision - Medical Cart Development Case Study


Posted by Mary Kahler on March 7, 2022

The Situation

Alcon came to HUI Manufacturing's Medical Cart Development team with a design concept for a cart to house a new ocular surgery system. The customer, being based on the West Coast, initially had some...

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Topics: Case Studies

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 feeling...

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Topics: Case Studies, Project Management

High-Volume Production Material Options for Medical Carts


Posted by Andrew Harbath 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 best...

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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

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