TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL) today announced it opened its global Propelus Prototype Center for medical devices in Galway, Ireland.
The $5 million rapid prototyping center was built into its existing manufacturing site in Galway and directly connects TE engineers with customers to reduce development time and increase speed to market for lifesaving and life-improving medical devices.
Propelus has advanced engineering capabilities, including build-to-print services, quick turnaround prototype production and 3D printing. Engineers can work alongside customers to allow them to leave with a functional prototype and a detailed commercialization proposal. TE can also manufacture a final device at high volumes in one of its global manufacturing facilities to help manage supply chains.
“The principle is simple – getting high-quality prototypes into customers’ hands as quickly as possible. By improving the speed of product development and manufacturing, TE will help…