Our customer came to us with a multiple version medical device.
For the same surgical tool, there were 6 versions and each had to have an identifying mark. Building multiple tools was not a cost effective solution. The original specification called for this part to be pad-printed or silk- screened.
Da/Pro Team suggested a TPE over-molded part. The plastic insert would be molded to create letters and numbering and appear above the TPE overmold. This process saved time and money by eliminating a secondary process that would include printing or silk screening.