The Problem: In this instance, the affected enterprise was sourcing nitinol electropolish from an overseas supplier. With global supply chain volatility, tariffs, and freight backlogs and non-availability, the enterprise faced stock-outs, quality issues, and economic hardships from their current supplier.
The Process: By working directly with the customer, RBP was able to recommend a few different electropolishes to the customer that met the material removal rates required for the stent. Through analytical multivariate modeling and an optimization Design of Experiment (DoE), the teams worked jointly to set the optimal time, temperature, and voltage to achieve a repeatable, uniform removal rate.
The Outcome: Long-term data gathered jointly between RBP and the device manufacturer produced the following results:
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