Managing the product development lifecycle: optimizing quality, cost and speed to market


As medical device original equipment manufacturers seek to bring innovative devices to market, the balance between cost, quality and speed is critical. It’s more important than ever to find a partner who will help optimize design for manufacturing, providing a rapid development process ready for full scale and commercialization without ever sacrificing quality.

This 60-minute webinar will provide insight into:

  • Ways to speed up prototyping and early-stage development
  • High precision extrusion capabilities that solve unique challenges
  • High precision silicone and plastic molded medical parts for critical devices
  • A fully integrated solution for finished medical devices

A question-and-answer session follows the technical presentation.


Dan Sanchez, Product Manager, Health and Medicine, Trelleborg

Dan Sanchez is Product Manager, Health and Medicine at Trelleborg. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and has worked in silicone manufacturing for the medical and healthcare industry since 1998. At Trelleborg, he helps medical device designers realizing product concepts through engineering manufacturing and design solutions. for manufacturability support.

Chris Tellers, Director, Center for Rapid Development, Health

Chris Tellers is director of the Rapid Development Center, Healthcare & Medical at Trelleborg. He has over 25 years of rubber and silicone molding experience and has worked in many different departments of manufacturing including tooling, automation, R&D and IT. Chris is a design for manufacturing expert and is a certified SolidWorks expert.

Robert Williams, Senior Project Engineer, Health and Medicine, Trelleborg

Robert Williams holds the position of Senior Project Engineer, Health and Medical, at Trelleborg. He holds a degree in Materials and Process Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Stout, and began his career working with metals before moving into the plastics industry. Since 2005, he has focused on injection molding and assembly of medical products, ranging from prototypes to commercialized programs comprising tens of millions of parts per year.


Sherrie Trigg, Managing Editor, SAE Media Group

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