Thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner than human hair and could thus be attractive for applications in bendable electronic devices or for electronics in clothing. The researchers...

Learn more about the how "CSD" offers a cost-effective, non-invasive way of saving the lives of infants.

EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands — in particular for amputees — that combines individual finger control and...

Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Maximizing Biomanufacturing Productivity in Single-Use Applications

Biologics and personalized medicine are increasingly becoming more popular — causing the biomanufacturing industry to change. Instead of sticking to large-scale production...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Focus: Manufacturing/Assembly Equipment
Additive Manufacturing

Felix Partners, IJsselstein, the Netherlands, has launched several additive manufacturing platforms for industrial production applications. The Pro 3 integrates...

Proportional Pressure Controls

Microcontrollers from Clippard, Cincinnati, OH, utilize the company’s EVP and DVP proportional valves allowing for steady, repeatable...

Webinars: Medical
SERS: Fast, Portable Identification of Trace Opioids

Rapid identification and quantification of opioid drugs is of great importance in the face of an ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Yet techniques for trace analysis of these opioids, particularly for fentanyl, an extremely potent synthetic drug of abuse and the main driver...

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult because the...

The sheer size of the external equipment required for controlling microfluidics has limited their use in portable, wearable technologies. Now have discovered...

Webinars: Software
Modeling Microfluidic Devices with COMSOL Multiphysics®

Learn how to enhance your modeling and design processes for lab-on-a-chip and organ-on-a-chip devices, or any other microfluidic systems, in this webinar featuring consulting firm Veryst Engineering.

Researchers have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform smart wearables.

Staying relevant in the medical device industry requires operating “with real-time information, comprehensive capabilities, and a global physical infrastructure to deliver speed, scope, and scale to keep pace in this rapidly changing market.”

With increasing investments in R&D to develop self-healing, comfortable monitoring systems, a recent report indicates that electronic skin is gaining...

A fully print-in-place technique for electronics that is gentle enough to work on delicate surfaces, including human skin. The advance could enable technologies such as...

Artificial intelligence can improve quality of images recorded by a relatively new biomedical imaging method. This paves the way towards more accurate diagnosis and cost-effective...

A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment. Researchers have used the...

Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported progress on reducing overall infection rates with enhanced safety measures and better disinfection...

Researchers have a developed a double-duty hydrogel that both attacks the bacteria and encourages bone regrowth with a single application containing two active components.

Chemical engineering researchers at Oregon State University have developed a vegetable-oil-based adhesive that could provide an eco-friendly option in making items such as...

From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
From The Editor — What Manufacturers Want Most

Manufacturers are focused on improving their design processes far more than on improving their design tools, according to a recent study.

Features: RF & Microwave Electronics
Protecting Medical Consumable Revenue Streams with RFID

Hardware manufacturers, including medical device manufacturers, and their product line managers are constantly challenged to increase revenue and profit. For many, the strategy to...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Prosthetic Arm Can Move and Feel

Keven Walgamott had a good “feeling” about picking up the egg without crushing it.

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients’ skin, researchers have...

When it comes to diabetes management, accurate blood glucose readings are paramount. And when it comes to generating accurate readings, the quality of the test strip is...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions

Contract manufacturers have an increasingly critical role in medical device manufacturing. For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that choose to outsource manufacturing operations, a...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components

Value engineering (VE) is an organized/systematic approach directed at analyzing the function of systems, equipment, facilities, services, and supplies for the purpose of achieving their...

Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are rarely found outside of medical clinics, where the disabled receive hours or days of training in order to operate wheelchairs with their minds. Now the...

Researchers have developed a technology that reveals the criteria AI systems use when making decisions. The innovative Spectral Relevance Analysis (SpRAy) method based on Layer-wise Relevance...

UV-LED Light Engines

Innovations in Optics, Woburn, MA, offers high-power, UV LED light engines. The LumiBright™ UV-LED Light Engines feature UV die arrays bonded on...

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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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