A major medical device manufacturer, frustrated with the seemingly never-ending price increases for basic thermoformed medical trays that hold the medical device they make, came to Jamestown Plastics and asked if we could design a more cost-effective solution. The problem with their existing tray was that it had no geometrical structure, meaning it was virtually impossible to reduce expensive material without compromising strength.
So, we completely redesigned the tray using geometry to gain strength. In the end, our tray, which had the same footprint, used only half the material which reduced the overall cost considerably, but, at the same time, proved three times stronger in crush tests! That’s a win-win!