Challenge: Ulthera, a leader in aesthetic and body treatments needed a plastics specialist. The goal was to bring the Ulthera product to market in a productive and profitable manner taking into consideration product life, time to market, initial capital investment and piece part savings.
Solution: Two production methods were studied and compared to achieve the best possible outcome as judged by the given criteria. It was decided that the necessary components would best be manufactured by Copperstate Plastics using a vacuum/pressure molding combination that achieves an economy of capital spending, coupled with a quality appearance needed in the medical market.
In addition, the finished part achieved a cost savings of greater than 50% compared with the previous manufacturing costs. Added benefit was that parts were locally manufactured allowing the Ulthera engineering team the ability to monitor and quickly modify the design of the product to achieve a high quality component on a consistent basis.
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