Even though the application requirements do not justify it, fasteners used in medical devices are usually specified as extremely tightly toleranced parts. In addition, due to the unfamiliarity of the various fastener industry standards and associated manufacturing processes, Engineers frequently tie the hands of the fastener manufacturer into using high-cost manufacturing processes to meet the specifications. This White Paper focuses entirely on what designers and manufacturers need to know, avoid and do when it comes to pinning and spacing requirements in medical devices.

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