Trelleborg Announces the Launch of its Healthcare & Medical Rapid Development Center

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The Rapid Development Center provides Trelleborg’s global healthcare and medical customers a single partner for design, rapid prototyping, development, and serial production, ensuring cost control and scalability of customers’ solutions.

The Rapid Development Center, created in response to customer needs, will accelerate time to market, reduce the production cost of parts already in the market and improve the transition from design to serial production. It features dedicated equipment and personnel possessing decades of combined experience and expertise in all areas of medical device component manufacturing.


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Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical experts are hosting a free-to-attend webinar on September 14 to introduce the Rapid Development Center and demonstrate how you can use this unique service to optimize time-to-market and the end product.


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Bringing Your Products to Market Faster


Chris Tellers, Director of the Rapid Development Center, says: “Working with our customers early in the product development cycle enables us to help them save time, reduce costs, and produce higher-quality parts; all while keeping in mind the long-term goal of serial production. Employing Design for Manufacturing (DfM) principles, ensures processes that are efficient and cost-effective in high volumes, helping to alleviate the eighty to ninety percent of manufacturing costs that are usually designed into a product.


“Because we focus on rapid development and not just prototyping, we’ll have conversations with the customer so we can deliver a product with superior performance and quality. The Rapid Development Center is a relational environment as opposed to a transactional one, where we take a consultative approach to help customers discover what they need and how it can be realized.”


Full Service Portfolio


The Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical Rapid Development Center comprises several core competencies critical to medical device and pharmaceutical component development, including design, consultation, toolmaking, prototyping, high-precision machining, silicone molding, thermoplastic molding, automation, assembly, and secondary operations. By using Trelleborg’s manufacturing facilities, customers have access to raw material traceability, Class 7 cleanrooms, and established validation processes. These facilities are ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001 certified and meet requirements from the Food and Drug Administration and European Medical Device Regulation.


Learn More


>> Learn more about the Rapid Development Center


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>> Contact us to discuss your medical device project