How turnkey automated assembly can simplify your manufacturing process


The introduction of technology into the medical field produces revolutionary and life-saving medical devices, which in turn present new considerations for manufacturers due to the increasing complexity and technical nature of device development. This is where turnkey automated assembly can help simplify the manufacturing process.

As medical OEMs regularly seek to reduce costs and optimize functionality, the ever-changing regulatory landscape and challenges regarding component design, tool development, and material selection present an uphill battle. In response, turnkey automation and injection molding manufacturers specializing in end-to-end solutions are a growing and highly sought-after resource, streamlining the process to market.

One of these companies is Tessy, a bespoke contract manufacturer specializing in processing, complex assembly, precision tooling, and automation design and build. Showcasing their suite of capabilities that span a multitude of medicine-focused markets, Tessy is a leading exhibitor at Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, held this Wednesday and Thursday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

I caught up with Judson Vann, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Tessy, to find out what event attendees have the opportunity to learn at their booth.

What industrial challenges does Tessy Automation solve?

Vann: Tessy is fueled by the challenges of plastic injection molding and the automated assembly space. We move forward continuously and never complacent in the work that we do. Discovering new technologies and applying them to an ever-changing manufacturing environment is key to our success. New technologies such as the latest material development, sustainability practices, process efficiency, and product design and prototyping applications and tools are all areas that we are continually improving.

Can you talk about Tessy’s broad portfolio of capabilities spanning the medical, pharmaceutical and diagnostic, and consumer and consumer healthcare industries?

Judson: Tessy has a broad range of capabilities in the medical, pharmaceutical and diagnostic health, consumer and consumer health sectors across a variety of applications. Specializing in complex, multi-component products requiring tight tolerances for medical devices is an area in which we excel. Our ability to design and manufacture the product, tooling and automated assembly allows us to take a project from a napkin sketch to full scale production.

We have been manufacturing and assembling consumer products ranging from feminine care, hygiene, oral care and beyond for over 40 years. Using our medical device expertise and its application to consumer product manufacturing has enabled us to design and manufacture high cavitation molds and high speed assembly lines for all of our consumer programs. Being able to use our capabilities in both sectors makes us an expert in the plastic manufacturing industry.

What can attendees be looking forward to learning at your booth?

Vann: Attendees can’t miss the brand new Tessy booth at MD&M Minneapolis. The large orange booth has a lot to offer with hundreds of product samples demonstrating our different capabilities – product design and development, rapid prototyping, tool design and build, medical automation design and build, plastic injection molding, complex medical device, consumer and consumer healthcare assembly. Speak to one of our experts from our R&D / Engineering team to find out more about what we have to offer and how we can bring your project to fruition.

What motivates you to connect with your community in person in November?

Vann: It’s exciting to connect with our community in person in November after a year and a half of virtual-centric activity. The in-person connection allows everyone to communicate project status, business changes and industry trends much faster. At Tessy, we attach great importance to partnerships with everyone we work with: customers, suppliers and sellers. We’re collaborative by nature, and that means a lot to us when we can have face-to-face conversations.

Secure your pass here for MD&M Minneapolis to schedule a meeting with Vann and explore the rugged expo hall of four other connected industry events – MinnPack, ATX Minneapolis, D&M Minneapolis and Plastec Minneapolis – at the Minneapolis Convention Center, November 3-4, 2021 .


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