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Launch of Microsite,

Cadence launched, a mobile-friendly microsite to highlight their growing Product Realization Center™ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The new site better reflects Cadence’s position as a full-service medical device contract manufacturer.

The site highlights the manufacturing experience of Cadence's leadership team, and offers information on:

  • Sketch-to-scale solutions
  • Finished devices
  • Improved product performance and economics

Source: Cadence, Inc.

“[OEMs] want to freeze the design, get multiple bids for the lowest cost and then choose a supplier,” says Nick Ouwerkerk, Senior Project Manager at Cadence. “That means manufacturers have to quote parts that are two to three times more expensive than if they were done with DFM in mind. Saving ten percent on the bidding process leaves about two times higher cost than what the part should have been if done in a different way. But, the DFM process would add time for the design team to iterate in that phase. They want to rush the design to get the product in the market sooner, to gain revenue. The revenue gained is good, but at a cost of downstream revenue that is lost.”

—excerpted from "DFM: Partnerships, Considerations and Whom to Involve," BONEZONE May 2016