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On-Demand Webinars: Medical
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Drug-delivery devices not only provide a controlled and sustained release of therapeutic agents but also enable personalized medicine and targeted therapy. The continuous advancement of materials...

INSIDER: Medical

An EU-funded lab is developing a multi-sensing device that can be implanted into blood vessels, such as peripheral veins or arteries, to monitor various body parameters and the overall health...

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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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INSIDER: Wearables

Scientists have developed ultra-thin semiconductor fibers that can be woven into fabrics, turning them into smart wearable electronics.

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Features: Medical
By embracing advanced robotic machine-tending automation, SpiTrex unlocked new levels of precision, capacity, utilization, and profitability. The successful deployment of robot-driven manufacturing with autonomous process control using Flexxbotics marks a transformative milestone for SpiTrex Orthopedics’ smart factory operations.
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Features: Medical
This article examines how one medical manufacturer upgraded its assembly process of life-critical components from manual fluid dispensing to more efficient automated dispensing.
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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: Medical
A team of Rice University researchers has developed an analytical model that can predict the curing time of platinum-catalyzed silicone elastomers as a function of temperature. The model could help reduce energy waste and improve throughput for elastomer-based components manufacturing.
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From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Shipment of additive manufacturing (AM) systems for metal parts increased by 24.4 percent in 2023, according to Wohlers Associates latest report. See what Editor and Director of Medical Content Sherrie Trigg thinks about the matter.
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Briefs: Medical
Taking a cue from the structural complexity of trees and bones, Washington State University engineers have created a way to 3D print two types of steel in the same circular layer using two welding machines. The resulting bimetallic material proved 33–42 percent stronger than either metal alone, thanks in part to pressure caused between the metals as they cool together.
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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: Electronics & Computers
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: Medical
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: Medical

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

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News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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: Software
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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,...

Podcasts: Wearables
Exploring how innovations in wearables are making treatments more precise, portable, and patient-friendly than ever before.
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INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Podcasts: AR/AI
Exploring how AI algorithms analyze and interpret the data collected, leading to more accurate diagnostics and predictive insights.
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News: AR/AI

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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Podcasts: Wearables
Exploring advancements in wearable injector technology, examining how these devices are transforming the administration of medications, improving patient adherence, and enhancing the overall effectiveness of treatment plans.
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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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Ask the Expert

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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Inside Story: Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions
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To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.

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