Briefs : Medical
Workshops for Warriors Trains Veterans in Machining/Welding

Trainees form a valuable pool of potential employees.

While manufacturers bemoan a lack of skilled potential employees, and returning veterans experience frustration at being able to find employment, one organization— Workshop for Warriors—has found a way to combine the two...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metallic Glue May Replace Soldering/Welding

Metallic glue sets at room temperature.

Northeastern University’s Hanchen Huang, a professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and two of his PhD students say they have come up with a better way of sticking things together.

Briefs : Medical
Testing & Quality Control for Nanomanufacturing

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say that manufacturers may soon have a speedy and nondestructive way to test a wide array of materials under real-world conditions, thanks to an advance that they have made in roll-to-roll measurements. Roll-to-roll...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: Miniature Proportional Valve VSO LowPro

Parker Hannifin Precision Fluidics Division, Hollis, NH, announces its newest miniature proportional valve VSO® LowPro for OEMs looking for innovation in portability, comfort, and manufacturability when controlling the flow rate of inert gases in medical equipment. At just 16mm...

Products : Medical
Laser Welding System

Dukane, St. Charles, IL, introduces a new Laser Welding System that allows clear-to-clear plastic welding without laser absorbing additives. The system incorporates a 2-micron laser with a greatly increased absorption by clear polymers and enables a highly precise and controlled melting through the thickness of optically...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Series 320 Electronic Weld Head System

Amada Miyachi America, Monrovia, CA, announces the release of its Series 320 Electronic Weld Head System, designed specifically for applications requiring precise position and force control. Typical applications include welding squib wires, fine wire welding, and welding of wires to electrodes, as well as...

Products : Medical
PANELBuilder Software and PanelPrinter

AXYZ International, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, is launching a new version of its PANELBuilder software along with a new optional printing device called PanelPrinter, which combines an advanced, easy-to-use software solution with a custom machine design that enables users to design, nest, and program...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
FactoryLogix R3 Software

Aegis Software, Horsham, PA, announces that the third release of its FactoryLogix R3 software embraces the principles of Industry 4.0 and IoM including resource scheduling, configure to order, and a standardized machine communication technology. The latest version adds a native, factory-wide material logistics module...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Axiom 2 Dual Head Professional 3D Printer

Airwolf 3D, Costa, Mesa, CA, unveiled the AXIOM 2, a new dual extruder 3D printer featuring an easy feed filament load system, an enclosed print environment for heat containment, and an end-user replaceable cassette system for serviceability and upgradeability. Two independently controllable high...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Custom Grinding Wheel Arbor

Briney Tooling Systems, Bad Axe, MI, recently developed a custom HSK50E balanceable grinding wheel arbor for a CNC grinding machine to shape bone fragments for surgical grafting. Briney has comprehensive in-house CNC turning and grinding capabilities, including in-plant heat treatment where the control of the...

Products : Medical
Agility™ Series Slotless Motors

Celera Motion, Bedford, MA, offers the Agility™ series of slotless motors, ideal for scanning, pointing, measuring, and cutting applications that require extremely smooth velocity control and highly accurate positioning. Engineered with ZeroCog™ slotless motor technology from Applimotion, the effects of...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
PartMaker 2016 for Production Machining

Delcam Ltd., Birmingham, UK, has released the latest version of its PartMaker software for programming CNC mills, lathes, wire EDMs, turn-mill centers, and Swiss-type lathes. PartMaker 2016 includes powerful 2½-axis milling strategies, support for the import of multiple solid models into a single CAM...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
CT-350 Vertical Machining Center

Absolute Machine Tools, Inc., Lorain, OH, introduces the new CT-350 five-axis Vertical Machining Center from Tongtai, which boasts high-end machine construction at an affordable price. The CT-350 is a “C” frame-type machine designed around high level mold-type machining centers to ensure rigidity during...

Products : Medical
Mikron MILL P 800 U ST

GF Machining Solutions, Lincolnshire, IL, introduces the Mikron MILL P 800 U ST (Simultaneous Turning) to include milling and turning in a single machine. Highly efficient, the compact machine provides 31.5" of X-axis travel, an 800-rpm C-axis rotation speed, and a maximum table load of 1,763 lbs. The machine’s small...

Products : Medical
ROMER Absolute Arm PCMM

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, announces its new, top-of-the-line addition to the ROMER Absolute Arm portable coordinate measuring machine product line. The most accurate ROMER Absolute Arm to date, the 77 series is designed to provide absolute accuracy for high-end 3D measurement applications....

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Solutions for Spindle Centering and Work-Holding

Toolnet International Inc., Phoenix, AZ, introduces the Mowidec-TT non-contact spindle-centering system, which can precisely center tooling on Swiss-type automatic lathes without removing either the guide bush or the tools. With some small adaptations, the system can check the alignment of the...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Precision Ring Drive Indexer

Nexen Group, Vadnais Heights, MN, introduces the Precision Ring Drive Indexer, a highly flexible, durable, and efficient alternative to direct drive motors capable of 2x faster indexing than competitive options. The motion profile is easily changed by loading a new servo drive program into the system, and delivers...

Products : Medical
3rd Generation 3D AOI Inspection Systems

Saki America, Inc., Fremont, CA, announces its 3rd generation 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) line that accommodates dual lanes, XXL sizes, and increases throughput by 15%. The new BF- 3Di-D (dual lane) and BF-3Di-Z (extra-large platform) 3D AOI equipment provides measurements of components with a...

Products : Medical
Quantum Waterjet Pumps

TECHNI Waterjet, LLC, Lenexa, KS, introduces a second line of electric servo pumps (ESPs), the Value Range of Quantum ESPs designed to address the requirements of today’s competitive manufacturing industry. With one of the smallest footprints in the waterjet industry, the Quantum VPs are just 54" × 21" × 42" and weigh...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Photo Etching Custom EMI Shielding Gaskets

Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, announces that it is a leader in custom etching, forming, heat treating, and finishing of beryllium copper EMI/RFI shielding products. Parts are formed, heat treated, and finished in tin, silver, zinc, sulfamate nickel, electroless nickel, palladium nickel, or gold. A complete...

News : Medical
March 2016 Month-End Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News : Medical
Researchers Improve Prosthetic Touch Capabilities

A team at University of California, Santa Barbara created a device that simulates the forces felt by the hand when touching an object. Information from the UCSB study will be used to provide prosthetic hand wearers with more natural touch feedback and a greater range of functionality.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Polymer Nanobrush Repels Dirt

Drexel University researchers have developed a new method for making polymer nanobrushes. The technology can be used in various medical applications, including coating, biomedical, sensing, and catalysis processes.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
New 'Box' Sterilizes Surgical Instruments

A mobile container from Rice University sterilizes surgical instruments in low-resource settings. The "Sterile Box," built into a standard 20-foot steel shipping container, houses a water system for decontamination and a solar-powered autoclave for steam sterilization.

News : Medical
Researchers Create Artificial Microvessels

A team from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created artificial microvasculature. The microvessel technology will help to create new tissues and provide an important tool for evaluating new therapies.

News : Medical
Nanoelectronic Device Supports MEG Brain Scanners

A nanoelectronic device designed at Royal Holloway University of London will enable a new generation of magnetoencephalography (MEG) brain scanners. The HyQUID®, a magnetic field detector, retains the high sensitivity of the generic Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID).

News : Medical
Bacteria-Powered Microbots Detect Obstacles

Using an algorithm developed by Drexel University researchers, new bacteria-powered microrobots spot obstacles and adjust course when needed. Like boats carried by a current, the microbots can be pushed in any direction by electric fields.

News : Medical
March 2016 Mid-Month Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA Adds Flywheel to Heart Pump Motor

When children are born with a missing heart ventricle, doctors can perform a Fontan surgical procedure; the operation creates a passive circulation network to replace the blood pumping function. Inefficiency in circulation, however, often increases over time. A heart pump motor, using NASA Glenn Research...

News : Medical
Artificial Fingertip Helps Amputee Sense Textures

Using an artificial fingertip surgically connected to nerves in the upper arm, an amputee felt smoothness and roughness textures in real time. The technology, developed by a team at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), does not require surgery.

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