Top 3 Benefits of Collaborating When Developing Your Next OEM Design


Could you use an extra engineer on staff? If you’re working with a supplier who is a designer and a manufacturer, that’s exactly what you gain. We call this “engineer-to-engineer collaboration,” and it can be extremely useful, especially when developing a new medical OEM design. Partnering with a knowledgeable supplier with fluidics expertise also helps keep you abreast of the latest advances in fluidics technology and provides you with their extensive knowledge of the field. As such, they help you quickly see through design challenges and identify approaches to solve them quickly.


Here’s what you can expect to gain from engineer-to-engineer collaboration:

1. Accelerate your time to market

Engineer-to-engineer collaboration enables your supplier to be an extension of your design team. By working with a supplier rich in fluidics expertise, the design of the component can proceed in parallel, rather than in sequence, with the design of other system functions. This can accelerate the upfront development timeline and may also save time later in the process when design conflicts become more difficult to correct. Additionally, rapid prototyping from concept to production further reduces your time to market.


2. Solve OEM challenges

A fluidic system can greatly reduce size and complexity to enable your best design. Since a fluidic system is comprised of several components integrated into a sub-assembly, you’ll benefit from a streamlined manufacturing process which can lower cycle time, produce higher yields and shrink your bill of materials (BOM). Plus, if you select a supplier who understands how to design for manufacturability you can be sure that your design is ready for production at scale and will be a reliable, turn key solution.


3. Optimize end-user experience with system approach

Collaborative engineer-to-engineer approach uncovers opportunities to maximize design robustness and innovation. A system can also benefit the serviceability of your device. By developing “plug and play modules,” a technician doesn’t have to troubleshoot with the equipment down which in turn reduces equipment down-time and optimizes your end-user’s experience. With a customized fluidic system, you can count on higher precision, reduced leak points and improved total cost of operation.

At Gems Sensors, we proudly have all the expertise needed to design and manufacture under one roof. With decades of experience in designing and a manufacturing sensors, controls and fluidic systems, our process is proven and effective. We will work with you through the entire process (testing, evaluation, design changes, modifications, enhancements) to manufacture the design you really need.

Would you like to collaborate with us? Request your free engineering consultation now and we’ll connect you with one of our fluidic engineers to review your project goals and application details.  Based on the consultation, the next step would be a free fluidic system discovery workshop. In this workshop, a dedicated Gems team reviews your project goals, user requirements and functional specifications; next Gems will create poof of concepts and prototypes to demonstrate product feasibility.

Download the Gems Fluidic System™ brochure to learn more about our proven process that begins with you!