Paragon Medical, a contract manufacturer, is celebrating 25 years in business. Paragon was incorporated in June 1991 and began designing and manufacturing a variety of polymer products. A few years later, the company entered the surgical instrument delivery system market with the goal of becoming "The Total Delivery Solution" to the worldwide medical market, providing custom surgical instruments, as well as metal and hybrid cases and tray sets, with integrated manufacturing support capabilities.
Paragon has seen expansions in the 21st century, creating strategic centers within the U.S., Europe and Asia. They are headquartered in Pierceton, Indiana with over 390,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space globally, and with centers of excellence in large joint reconstruction, spine, sports medicine, extremities and trauma.
“We are deeply appreciative of the hard work of our employees and the contribution they have made over the last quarter of a century,” remarked Tobias Buck, President, CEO and Founder of Paragon Medical. “Equally, we want to express our gratitude to our clients and the incredible network of industry partners and suppliers who have also played such a critical role in our success. Paragon has seen a number of key accomplishments in the last 25 years, and we want to take the opportunity to commemorate those events.”
Source: Paragon Medical
Dan Owens, Vice President of Global Advanced Manufacturing at Paragon Medical, recently spoke to BONEZONE about the challenges manufacturers experience with tolerancing.
“The computer age has ushered us into an unforgiving world in the manufacturing environment,” he says. “Even though machines can hold tight tolerances, there are still factors that come into play, the two biggest variables being the operators and tool wear. That’s a constant battle with tolerances.”
To hear more from Paragon Medical about the challenges and opportunities with Design for Manufacturability (DFM), attend the DFM Rapid Fire session at OMTEC 2016.