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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Robot Manufacturer Strengthens Global Reputation for Quality With Kontron Motherboards

Kontron, renowned for their embedded computer solutions, celebrates over 20 years of partnership with KUKA, the industrial robotics leader, to provide...

INSIDER: Wearables

A cross-disciplinary team has developed a new contact lens material that could act as a bandage for corneal wounds while releasing drugs in a controlled manner to help the eye heal faster.

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Features: Medical
This article delves into the character istics of both GreenPAK and AnalogPAK (by Renesas), focusing on their individual capabilities and the embedded resources that can be fully leveraged for medical device design.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A team of researchers from Tohoku University and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) has achieved significant advancement in the field of microfluidics, allowing for precise and efficient manipulation of fluids in three-dimensional microscale environments.
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Briefs: Medical
Their device, which is only a few centimeters in size, can be manufactured at scale in batches and then incorporated into a mass spectrometer using efficient, pick-and-place robotic assembly methods.
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Products: Medical
Video Spotlight on Products and Services
See which products and services the video spotlight is on, including a static testing system from Instron, the SIGMA Laser Stent and Tube Cutting System, medical micro molding services from AccuMold, sterilization solutions and lab testing and advisory services from Sotera Health, electric linear actuators from Thomson, nitinol components from Confluent Medical, and Interpower's power cords.
Videos of the Month: Materials
See the videos of the month, including one on a smart material that's activated by both heat and electricity, one on new materials and applications for medicine, one on a new 3D inkjet printing system that works with a much wider range of materials, and one on the next generation of polymers for 3D printing.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D printed microscopic particles — so small that to the naked eye they look like dust — have applications in drug and vaccine delivery, microelectronics, microfluidics, and abrasives for intricate manufacturing. Researchers at Stanford University have introduced a more efficient processing technique that can print up to 1 million highly detailed and customizable microscale particles a day.
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Trivia: Connectivity

What miniaturized device introduced in less than 10 years ago led to significant advancements in cardiac rhythm management technology?

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News: Medical

Teleflex Incorporated, a global provider of medical technologies, has announced the completion of its 8,200-square-foot extrusion expansion at the Teleflex Medical OEM facility located in...

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On-Demand Webinars: Medical
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Simulation plays a critical role in developing medical devices, which continue to improve the health and lives of millions of people around the world. However,...

INSIDER: Medical

A method for 3D printing called vapor-induced phase-separation 3D printing, or VIPS-3D, can create single-material as well as multi-material objects. It could be useful for...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers have developed a haptic device capable of reproducing the softness of various materials, from a marshmallow to a beating heart, overcoming a deceptively complex challenge that has...

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INSIDER: Medical

Fat tissue holds the key to 3D printing layered living skin and potentially hair follicles, according to researchers who recently harnessed fat cells and supporting structures from clinically procured human...

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News: Robotics, Automation & Control

A global digital event hosted by Zeiss will feature innovations, insights, and industry trends across multiple industries, including medtech. The event will be held April 15–19,...

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INSIDER: Medical

A team of scientists has demonstrated the first successful use of a neural prosthetic device to recall specific memories. This groundbreaking research was derived from research that showed the...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

While pacemakers have been instrumental in treating many patients with heart rhythm disorders, their bulky design and dependence on wires can limit their usefulness and poses a risk of...

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Features: Electronics & Computers
With the combined benefit of the unique components and the component manufacturers’ assistance, electronics designers can achieve their objective of developing a well-protected, efficient, wearable medical device. The end result is a much more reliable and robust product for the customers.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This article highlights the steps designers should take when specifying their motor and motion system for use in surgical robot applications.
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Briefs: Medical
September 2023 marked the 10-year anniversary of the day the FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirement first took effect. In that time, UDI went from an idea to a framework to a law; its GUDID database now uniquely identifies and holds data on more than 4 million medical devices and is the foundation for thousands of daily lookups and transactions.
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Briefs: Medical
Part 1 of this article , which ran in March 2023, looked at the general structure, design variants, and system design of ultrasonic medical handpieces. Part 2 now reviews driver design, special applications, drive electronics, and failure mechanisms.
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Applications: Medical
To assist medical professionals in preventing sepsis-related deaths, Cytovale®, a life sciences technology company, developed the Intellisep® test, a commercially available medical device that detects sepsis early.
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Products: Medical
See the new products and services, including Seminex' high-power multichip module, a new technology from Renishaw that enables users of RenAM 500 series metal additive manufacturing systems to reduce build times by up to 50 percent, and Applied Motion Products' servo series engineered for high machine performance.
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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Zimmer Biomet is making significant investments in innovation across all stages of the ambulatory surgery center process, including before, during, and after surgery. This investment aims to improve efficiency, outcomes, and safety for patients undergoing procedures at ambulatory surgery centers.
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R&D: Medical

Researchers have created a new technique to treat Type 1 diabetes: implanting a device inside a pocket under the skin that can secrete insulin while avoiding the immunosuppression that...

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R&D: Medical

A team has developed medical adhesives that are not only safe for human use but also customizable for different organs. The researchers used mussel-derived adhesive proteins to develop customized...

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a sensor that utilizes energy from sound waves to control electronic devices. This could one day save millions of batteries.

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Inside Story

Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish a safe and effective EO Sterilization for medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, director of microbiology for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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