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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

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: Medical
Rapid Transitions of Thermo-Responsive Polymer Networks

Responsive polymers have many key uses including drug delivery, switchable biocompatible coatings, and advanced biointerfaces in bioanalytical devices. Thermo-responsive polymers, where...

White Papers: Medical
Filtered Far-UVC: Safe Sterilization for Public Spaces

UV sterilization is a method of disinfection that uses short-wavelength UVC light (in the 200-280nm range) to kill or inactivate bacteria, viruses, and protozoans by destroying the...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A new self-powered, wristwatch-style health monitor can keep track of a wearer’s pulse and wirelessly communicate with a nearby smartphone or tablet — without needing an...

INSIDER: Medical

A new type of dressing for post-surgical treatment of melanoma has been created by scientists who have discovered a new method for making a material that can kill...

INSIDER: Medical

Working closely with users and therapists, researchers have developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or...

White Papers: Medical
Get the Inside Story on Reprocessing

In a recent interview, Eurofins Medical Device Testing’s Director of Microbiology, Elizabeth Sydnor, offers insight into establishing safe processes for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical...

INSIDER: Medical

A newly developed material uses electrical signals to capture and release biomolecules. The new and efficient method may have a major impact in the development of biomedicines and...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A team of researchers is now developing drug-carrying nanoparticles that appear to get into the brain more efficiently than drugs given on their own. Using a human tissue model they...

INSIDER: Materials

Researchers are closing in on a way to replace batteries for wearables and low-power applications designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). The answer lies in an ink coating that...

Features: Medical

Hoses and tubes are extensively used within the healthcare and medical industry in a variety of applications, from wound drains and catheters to drug...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

The primary aim for Harmonic Bionics is to empower patients and care providers by designing intelligent technology that facilitated a data-driven treatment protocol...

Products: Medical
Compact Digital Microscope

Vision Engineering, New Milford, CT, has launched a new, compact digital microscope for a wide range of applications. The VE Cam digital microscope...

Features: Medical

Radiation medicine pioneer Elekta is growing fast. In anticipation of regulatory changes requiring more documentation and labeling, the company implemented a...

R&D: Medical

Engineers have created a deep-ultraviolet (UV) laser using semiconductor materials that show great promise for improving the use of UV light for sterilizing medical tools, among other applications....

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a wearable sensor patch thinner than a hair strand that can measure pulse wave signals with high precision. The patch was printed using inkjet printing....

Briefs: Medical

A revolutionary pacemaker that re-establishes the heart’s naturally irregular beat is set to be trialed in New Zealand heart patients this year, following successful animal trials.

Briefs: Materials

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables in...

Briefs: Imaging

A telerobotic system helps surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

As the cost of shrink tubing used in the production of catheters has increased, and supply chain issues caused delivery delays, FEP shrink tubing, for example, has become a very expensive...

From the Editor: Wearables

As global markets cool, there are signs that a new round of consolidation may be starting in the digital health sector, according to Richard Zall, chair of law...

Products: Materials
Long-Wear Medical Tape

A medical adhesive from 3M, St. Paul, MN, has been developed for extended wear devices that require attachment to the skin for up to a 21-day wear time. The...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Barb Connectors

Qosina, Ronkonkoma, NY, has introduced 25 new tube-to-tube barb connectors to its portfolio. The connectors available in more than 500 configurations. These connectors...

White Papers: Materials
Culturally Shifting to Smart Medical Device Manufacturing

With current world conditions adversely impacting markets and exerting unprecedented pressures on medical device manufacturers, the journey towards smart manufacturing is essential to...

INSIDER: Medical

A cobalt-chromium-based biomaterial mimics the flexibility of human bones and possesses excellent wear resistance. The new biomaterial could be used for implants such as...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a film that not only protects wounds similar to the way a bandage does, but also helps wounds to heal faster, repels bacteria, dampens inflammation, releases active...

INSIDER: Medical

A new platform uses machine learning techniques to efficiently analyze spectral signatures of carbon nanotubes to detect biomarkers of ovarian cancer and to recognize the...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A nanofiber-based biodegradable millirobot, called Fibot, can move in the intestines and degrade in response to the pH of its environment, thus releasing different drugs in different...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A soft robotic sleeve controlled with a microfluidic chip reduces treatment cost, weight, and power consumption. The prototype is more portable than previous devices, and the underlying...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A more accurate, less-invasive technology allows amputees to move a robotic arm using their brain signals instead of their muscles. Researchers have created a small, implantable...

Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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