In an increasingly volatile and complex market environment, adaptability becomes essential to success and business growth for today’s medical extruder. Basic to...

The custom medical extrusion industry is growing in all directions. The push to be minimally invasive is pushing devices to be smaller and smaller. Cutting-edge raw materials are...

Features : Medical
Achieving Quality and Economy with Cold Forming

As medical devices become smaller, the need for precision microminiature components increases. This provides several challenges for the medical device manufacturer as they seek cost-effective parts meeting the exacting quality specifications that play a critical role in the overall performance of...

Technology Leaders : Medical
Smart HMIs and Capacitive Touch Technology for Medical Devices

Electronic human machine interface (HMI) technology goes back as far as the 1940s with the punch card batch interfaces from IBM. Today, when you think of user interfaces, you may think of smartphones, tablet computers, ATM machines, or any other consumer device. There have been an...

Imagine patients with chronic conditions being monitored without having to be in a doctor’s office, or patients with more serious issues being monitored and treated outside...

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: Compact Industrial Firewall

Icon Labs, Des Moines, IA, announced the Floodgate Defender Mark III firewall appliance that provides a layer of security for legacy devices that comprise The Internet of Things, including SCADA networks, military equipment, critical infrastructure controllers, and medical devices. The device is...

Global Innovations : Medical
Device Can Diagnose Helicobacter from Exhaled Air
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Espoo, Finland

In the future, selected illnesses will be quickly and painlessly diagnosed by the optical analysis of isotopes contained in exhaled air. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fluid Metering and Dispensing

Fluid Metering, Syosset, NY, offers the PDS-100 programmable fluid metering and dispensing system for micro-volume production dispensing of fluids used in the manufacture and assembly of medical catheters, stents, and blood tubes. The system integrates the company’s patented CeramPump® valveless pump technology...

Products : Medical
3D Software

Artec 3D, Palo Alto, CA, has released Artec Studio 11 3D software that includes an Autopilot mode to guide users through questions about the object being scanned, and the type of 3D model that is desired. The software then deletes any unwanted captured data, auto aligns the scans, and selects the most effective 3D algorithms. The...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Low-Profile Battery Connectors

AVX Corp., Fountain Inn, SC, introduced the 9155-800 Series low-profile battery connectors designed to prevent end-user damage to the contacts in electronic devices, with pluggable modules that vertically mate with a base unit. The vertical-mate, 2-mm-pitch battery connectors feature gold-plated beryllium copper...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Piston Pump

The Maestro piston pump from Bio- Chem Fluidics, Boonton, NJ, is capable of 10 million cycles with clean fluids, and 5 million cycles with aggressive or precipitating fluids. It can move between 500 nL to 5000 μL of liquids with up to 99.5 percent accuracy. The pump integrates with existing instruments, featuring drop-in replacement...

Products : Medical
Simulation Software

COMSOL, Burlington, MA, announced version 5.2a of COMSOL Multiphysics® and COMSOL Server™ simulation software that includes hundreds of user-driven features and enhancements. From new solvers and methods, to application design and deployment tools, the new version expands electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical design...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Direct-Drive Hollow-Shaft Motors

Empire Magnetics, Rohnert Park, CA, offers hollow-shaft motors for industrial processes. Direct-drive hollow-shaft motors increase speed and acceleration, while providing better accuracy and faster response times than motor-driven mechanical arrangements. In applications appropriate for direct-drive hollow...

Products : Medical
Rubber/Silicone Extrusion Crosshead

Guill Tool & Engineering, West Warwick, RI, introduced the 500 Series rubber/silicone crosshead with MAGS gum space adjustment that is designed for the flow characteristics and processing challenges of elastomeric compounds. The mechanically assisted gum space (MAGS) adjustment system allows the operator...

Products : Medical
Extreme Weight Processor

Hardy Process Solutions, San Diego, CA, offers the EtherNet/ IP-enabled HI 6500-XP Extreme Weight Processor with an update rate from 300 to 660 updates per second, providing a PLC with a new weight reading every 1.5 milliseconds. The higher update rate allows the weight processor to provide extremely stable weight...

Products : Medical
Polymer Strain Gage

Hoffmann + Krippner, Alpharetta, GA, introduced the P-DMS Polymer Strain Gage based on the company’s patented sensor paste technology printed onto a PCB. A small deformation to the paste generates a change of its electrical resistance, generating an analog signal to enable measurement, input, and control to a wide range of...

Products : Medical
Temperature Logger

The DS1925 iButton data logger from Maxim Integrated Products, San Jose, CA, monitors cold chain and other temperature- sensitive products or processes. With 122 kbytes of data-log memory, the device delivers high accuracy over a wide temperature range, and can measure battery life. It also retains measurements even if the...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Screw and Barrel Package for LSR

Nordson Corp., New Castle, PA, developed the Xaloy® LSR Package, a complete injection-unit package for liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molding that meets the special mixing and metering requirements of low-viscosity thermoset ingredients. It can be retrofitted on standard injection molding machines. The package...

Products : Medical
Disposable Cartridge Components

Plastikos, Erie, PA, offers disposable cartridge components made of cyclic olefin polymer (COC) for wearable drug delivery devices holding medications such as insulin and pain medicines. The disposable cartridges are manufactured under strict tolerance levels and multi-cavity tooling. Every cavity on each mold was...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
AC/DC Power Supplies

Protek Power, Hudson, MA, released the PM1100 Series of medical AC/DC switching power supplies that delivers 1100 Watts of continuous power (with 1250 Watts peak) in a package layout of 5.91 × 9.25 × 2.4". The supplies offer a universal input voltage range of 90-264 VAC, and single output voltages of 24, 28, 32, 34, 36,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Pushbutton Switches

Steute Industrial Controls, Ridgefield, CT, offers wireless, batteryless pushbutton switches that feature an internal electrodynamic energy generator so no battery is required. Actuation of the pushbutton sends a wireless telegram to one or more compatible, easily programmed receivers. The switches are available for operation...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical-Grade Flexible Shafts

Suhner Manufacturing, Rome, GA, announced standard and custom flexible shafts for rotary power transmission on a variety of medical, orthopedic, endoscopic, and laparoscopic instruments. The rotary flexible shafts are available with options such as passivation, electropolishing, and Teflon® coating. They come in...

Products : Medical
Anti-Counterfeit Marker

DeTek™ functional color concentrates from Teknor Apex, Pawtucket, RI, contain small traces of an anti-counterfeit marker, or taggant, that enables plastics manufacturers to ensure product safety and supply chain integrity with no effect on color quality or product performance. Used at standard letdown ratios in a wide...

News : Electronics & Computers
Underground Radar Sheds Light on Post-Katrina Damage

An innovative underground radar technology developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping the City of Slidell in south Louisiana to identify and document underground infrastructure damage that had gone undetected in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina.

Superconducting Coil Improves MRI Performance

A multidisciplinary research team led by University of Houston scientist Jarek Wosik has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce higher resolution images or acquire images in a shorter time than when using conventional coils....

News : Materials
Researchers Develop 'Gold' Standard for Artificial Joints

Rice University physicists have discovered that a combination of titanium and gold provides a new standard for artificial knee and hip joints.

Sensor Monitors Blood Alcohol Levels

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a flexible wearable sensor that accurately measures an individual's blood alcohol level from sweat and transmits the data wirelessly to a laptop, smartphone, or other mobile device. The device could be used by doctors and police officers for...

Soft Materials Feature Broad Range of Motion

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a dielectric elastomer with a broad range of motion. The soft material requires relatively low actuation voltage and no rigid components.

Transient Battery Self-Destructs When Dropped in Water

A self-destructing, lithium-ion battery from Iowa State University delivers 2.5 volts and dissolves or dissipates in 30 minutes when dropped in water.

Vibrating Footwear Supports Visually Impaired

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory are developing a new space boot with built-in sensors and tiny “haptic” motors, whose vibrations can guide the wearer around or over...

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FluoroPEELZ® – Peelable Heat Shrink

High-ratio FluoroPEELZ® helps overcome the difficulty of removing traditional heat shrink from the assembled device without damaging the shaft. Available in ratios up to 2:1, FluoroPEELZ® leaves a super-smooth surface when removed and saves inspection time and waste.

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