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HMC Undergraduate

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Engineering (HMC)

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IOLAB Corporation makes two types of intraocular lenses for the replacement of cataracts: one from polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and a newer one from silicone. IOLAB ships the lens to the doctor in a two-piece case made from polycarbonate. At a price of $0.53 per case, IOLAB spends about $270,000 per year on lens cases (based on 1994 purchases of 500,000 cases). IOLAB asked us to reduce the cost of the existing lens case and to design a new case to protect and fold the silicone lens. We designed three items.


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