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Medical Plastic Division – July 2021 Virtual Technical Forum & Networking Event

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Title: Developing Cost Effective and Reliable Plastic Medical Products

Presented by: Jeff Ellis PhD, Senior Technical Leader, EWI



Medical device failures occur more often than we would like. Many times, these failures stem from material, design, or processing issues. During this presentation strategies for fielding robust medical products will be discussed through capabilities and case studies. Topics will include material selection, polymer welding (ultrasonic, laser, IR, spin, etc.), dissimilar material joining, modeling, and characterization. Case studies will be used to show novel applications for small parts, as thin as 0.003 inches, and continuous fiber filled thermoplastics. The audience will gain an understanding of new ways to join and assemble medical devices in a cost effective and reliable manner.


About EWI:

EWI empowers industry leaders to overcome complex manufacturing challenges and integrate new processes to bring products to market more quickly and efficiently. Since 1984, EWI’s comprehensive engineering services have helped companies identify, develop, and implement the best options for their specific applications. Backed by unmatched professional expertise, state-of-the-art lab facilities, and technology resources, EWI offers customized solutions that deliver game-changing results.


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What:                   Medical Plastic Division – Virtual Technical Forum & Networking Event


When:                  1st Wednesday of the Month; 6PM-7PM EDT


Agenda:               6:00PM-6:30PM EDT          Invited Speaker / Technical Seminar (20 min seminar; 10 min Q&A)

6:30PM-7:00PM EDT          Networking (topical break out rooms lead by BoD members)


This is a free event open to anyone interested in informally meeting and networking with the Medical Plastics Division. 


Email Louis Somlai <somlai_louis@lilly.com> or Pierre Moulinie <pierre.moulinie@covestro.com> to be added to the distribution or if you are interested in presenting


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July 7
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Louis Somlai
Pierre Moulinie


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