What is surgical robotics contract manufacturing?
Surgical robotics contract manufacturing is a form of outsourcing where a manufacturer is contracted to build a surgical robotic system, sub-system, or single component.
What are the benefits of using a contract manufacturer for surgical robotics?
When a robotic surgery system moves into volume production, it is common for the medical equipment OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) to use a contract manufacturer. One of the benefits of using a contract manufacturer is that it can result in lower overall costs. For example, labour overheads will be reduced as the build is carried out by an external provider and its staff. Investment in physical manufacturing space/facilities as well as manufacturing equipment is also minimised when outsourcing.
Another reason why a contract manufacturer may be used is to ensure products will be built to a high standard. Contractor manufacturers in the medical equipment market typically have state-of-the-art facilities and tools, and an experienced team to manage the process which ensures high levels of quality.