Case Studies

  • The Case for Just-In-Time Inventory Management

    The Case for Just-In-Time Inventory Management

    Rationale Behind Just-in-Time (JIT) By definition, waste is the unusable byproduct of something. However, because no process is totally efficient, every process necessarily contains some amount of waste. With company origins in the textil…
    Released by: Qosina Corp.

  • Accelerated time-to-market keeps critical launch on track

    Challenge The market need was strong, the timing tight and the challenge steep: A large OEM set out to address the demand for real-time glucose management for critical care patients. Timing for the product launch was critical—and tight. But…
    Released by: Donatelle

  • Tall order, high stakes

    Challenge A fast-growing medical device company aiming to be a global leader in minimally invasive spinal therapies asked Donatelle for design assistance in improving an existing device. The product, a bone cement mix and transfer system, had a hi…
    Released by: Donatelle

  • From development to deployment in six months flat

    Challenge In today’s medical device marketplace, timing is everything. So when a company needed to develop and manufacture a surgical device that would improve ease of use over existing models and eliminate failure modes—and needed deliv…
    Released by: Donatelle

  • Full product line, tight timeline

    Challenge Developing a new medical device, especially a long-term implant, is never easy. But bringing an entire metal implant line of over a hundred parts to market raises the difficulty factor to a whole new level. That was the challenge a growi…
    Released by: Donatelle

  • Vertical integration adds value — and viability

    Challenge A medical device OEM came to Donatelle with a problem. One of their products, a device used for rapid sternal access in the administration of medications, was occasionally failing during training—a serious issue in the emergency si…
    Released by: Donatelle

  • When is a Standard not a Standard?

    When is a Standard not a Standard?

    maxon motor has become well known in the small precision drive market for its large catalogue of standard products. However, most people will not be aware that around 80% of product supplied worldwide is modified in some way or another. DOWNLOAD T…
    Released by: maxon

  • Reliability is Everything

    Reliability is Everything

    Medical technology is a key market for maxon. Many of our drives are used in insulin pumps. What exactly do our motors do in these devices? To find out, we went to visit Ypsomed, a leading manufacturer of insulin pumps. DOWNLOAD TO LEARN MORE>&…
    Released by: maxon

  • A Different Kind of Superhero

    A Different Kind of Superhero

    Bionicman is a different kind of superhero. His futuristic prosthetic hand lends him superhuman powers. He uses these powers to give children with disabilities more confidence—and cool, 3D-printed hands. DOWNLOAD TO LEARN MORE>>>>…
    Released by: maxon

  • A Greek exoskeleton for Cybathlon

    A Greek exoskeleton for Cybathlon

    Robotic devices for clinical rehabilitation of patients with neurological impairments come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and employ different kinds of actuators. DOWNLOAD TO LEARN MORE >>>>…
    Released by: maxon

  • The Bionic Glove

    The Bionic Glove

    A stroke, an accident — and suddenly your hand no longer works as it should. A novel product by two medical technicians promises help.
    Released by: maxon

  • A Spotless Room

    A Spotless Room

    Medical technology has no tolerance for error. This is why maxon micromotors are made in certified cleanrooms. This kind of special facility takes significant effort to build. DOWNLOAD TO LEARN MORE >>>>…
    Released by: maxon

  • A Fossil as a Friend

    Making a legged robot walk is not as simple as it looks. Coordinating the motion of all its joints to achieve smooth motions, close to those of real animals, requires advanced engineering and careful observation of moving animals. But what if we don&…
    Released by: maxon

  • A Robot Inspired by Worms

    A Robot Inspired by Worms

    From a degree thesis to a start-up: Five young engineers want to take a sewer rehabilitation robot to the market—with a new approach, inspired by nature.
    Released by: maxon

  • Overcoming Barriers of Adopting ISO 80369

    Introduction   The high stress of an emergency room or ICU creates an environment in which the probability of human error spikes dramatically, adding a layer of risk to an already-tense situation. Asking medical professionals to…
    Released by: Qosina Corp.

  • R&D & Design

    Roboy brought to life.

    Roboy has a bright future as he represents a completely new generation of robots.
    Released by: maxon

  • Delivering Game-Changing Hybrid Power Products

    FlexGen® ( makes some of the world’s most advanced software and power electronics for hybrid power systems. Their products are used in power grids, oil and gas operations, and any other place where battlefield-proven reliabi…
    Released by: Propel

  • Desktop Metal Innovates Manufacturing with Propel

    Desktop Metal ( was created to change the way the world bring products to market. In 2013, CEO Ric Fulop began collaborating with world-leading experts in materials science, engineering, and 3D printing. Their work together ov…
    Released by: Propel


    AMS Technologies has been a leading solution provider of high-tech components, systems and equipment, serving more than 2000 customers across Europe. Since its founding over 30 years ago, AMS Technologies has evolved from primarily distributing st…
    Released by: Propel

  • Yukon Medical

    Yukon Medical

    Understand the benefits realized when Yukon Medical successfully swapped out a legacy quality management tool.
    Released by: Propel