Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
RF Welding of Ultra-Thin Films

Polyzen (Raleigh, NC) has achieved a quality standard threshold that allows for the production of seams that are as strong as the actual film itself, resulting in resilient product performance. The company...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Data Logger

Lemos International (Barrington, RI) has introduced the MicroLite II Data Logger with a new Boomerang feature that can automatically send data back to the user via e-mail from anywhere in the world. The Microlite II is a small USB temperature and humidity data logger used in the pharmaceutical and medical industry for the...

Products: Motion Control
Stepper Motor Drive System

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) has released the DCM4826X stepper motor drive module, a bipolar 2 phase chopper drive package rated for a 12-48VDC input voltage and a continuous output current rating...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Chemical Process Pumps

Iwaki America (Holliston, MA) has expanded its MXM chemical process magnetic drive pump line. The MXM series is a compact chemical process pump line with flows to 165 gpm and heads to 146 ft. Capable of handling...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Test & Measurement System

Keithley Instruments (Cleveland, OH) has introduced the Model 2657A High Power System SourceMeter® instrument, which offers a highly flexible, four-quadrant voltage and current source/load coupled with precision...

Products: Materials
Ceramic and Glass Crucibles

Goodfellow Corporation (Oakdale, PA) now offers ceramic and glass crucibles in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and materials for applications where heat and corrosion resistance are essential. Materials include...

Machine Solutions (Flagstaff, AZ) has introduced integrated protective film technology for balloon pleating and folding/ wrapping and fluting processes. The FFS975S Drug Eluting Balloon...

Products: Medical
Valves

B. Braun (Bethlehem, PA) provides an extensive selection of valves in standard and custom options. Configurations include needle-free, dual check, aspiration, low pressure, trumpet, normally closed, and inline. Valves can be purchased...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Silicone Elastomer

The new MED-6219 low-viscosity silicone elastomer from NuSil Technology (Carpinteria, CA) is suitable for any application requiring a flowable yet high-durometer material with a transparent appearance. It is able to...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Panel-Mounted Latching Connectors

Omnetics Connector Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) offers Latching Micro- D™ connectors with a new squeeze-latch system suitable for making quick cable connections to rack and panel equipment. In addition to...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Solar Midget Fuse Holders

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has broadened its selection of PCB & SMT Mounted Fuse Holders to include a series intended specifically for photovoltaic systems. The new fuse holders are designed to accommodate...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Extension Position Sensors

ASM Sensors (Elmhurst, IL) has expanded its product line of tape extension position sensors, POSITAPE®, with the introduction of the WB25 series. The measurement ranges are 12m, 15m, 20m, and 25m. The tape is...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
FEP Heat Shrink

Parker Hannifin Corporation (Cleveland, OH) offers FEP Heat Shrink for catheter forming, which features a uniform recovery and a maximum constrained elongation up to +5%. This reduced elongation limits the possibility of...

Products: Packaging & Sterilization
Film-Based Labels

Victrex Polymer Solutions (West Conshohocken, PA) offers labeling solutions for critical medical instruments based on APTIV® films made from VICTREX® PEEK polymer. The film labels retain their properties after multiple...

Products: Electronics & Computers
AC/DC Power Supply Module

The Minmax ABF-04 Series from Minmax Technology (Hudson, MA) is designed for direct PCB mounting. The product features EMC compliance to EN55022 Class B emissions and EN61000 immunity standards. This miniature,...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Design and Evaluation Kits

MEDER electronic (West Wareham, MA) has released four new reed sensor and magnet design and evaluation kits, which take the guesswork out of the sensor design process. It is suitable for designers who want to start...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Triaxial Connectors

Intelliconnect USA (Crossville, TN) now offers an extended range of high-reliability Triaxial connectors to include various adaptors and bulkhead mount jacks for several different cable types. Two new families are now...

Products: Medical
Crimp Terminal

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) has introduced the Mini-Fit® Plus HMC (High Mating Cycle) crimp terminals, suitable for medical equipment manufacturers developing commercially available products such as patient monitors,...

Products: Test & Measurement
Sensor Head

Werth (Old Saybrook, CT) offers the IP 40 T Sensor, which provides flexible measurement with image processing on a rotating/tilting head. This feature is also available on large coordinate measuring machines. The compact sensor...

Products: Medical
UHMWPE Fiber

Teleflex Medical OEM (Raleigh, NC) has announced an expanded array of sizes, colors, and patterns for the Force Fiber® family of sutures. Force Fiber is a combination of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) yarn...

News: Medical
A Joint Effort to Improve Joint Rehab

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affects millions of Americans. Implantable sensor technology and custom-designed cartilage scaffolding systems could greatly improve quality of life for these patients. Researchers at the University of Arizona and three other universities around the world...

Videos: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robots Get A Feel For The World

Researchers at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering have demonstrated that a specially designed robot can outperform humans in identifying a wide range of natural materials according to their textures - paving the way for advancements in prostheses, personal assistive robots, and...

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Leveraged Freedom Chair

The Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) was developed through the MIT Mobility Lab, which Amos Winter created as a graduate student in 2007. The LFC is a mobility aid specifically designed for developing countries. It has a variable mechanical advantage lever drive train that enables its user to travel ten to 20 percent faster...

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Stopping Epileptic Seizures With Fewer False Alarms

Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but in a third of these cases, medication cannot keep seizures from occurring. One solution is to shoot a short pulse of electricity to the brain to stamp out the seizure just as it begins to erupt. But brain implants designed to do this have run...

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A Simple Way to Study Cells

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research engineer Javier Atencia has a reputation for creating novel microfluidic devices out of ordinary, inexpensive components. This time, he has combined a glass slide, plastic sheets, and double-sided tape into a “diffusion-based gradient generator” - a...

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No More Needles: New Device Can Inject Variety of Drugs

MIT researchers have engineered a device that delivers a tiny, high-pressure jet of medicine through the skin without the use of a hypodermic needle. The device can be programmed to deliver a range of doses to various depths — an improvement over similar jet-injection systems that are...

News: Medical
Robotic Device to Aid Early Breast Cancer Detection

Mammograms involve placing one breast at a time between two plates that compress and spread breast tissue, causing discomfort for many women. A newly developed robotic device has been designed to mimic manual breast palpations, enabling doctors to record accurate data about the underlying...

News: Medical
Tactile Sensors Add the Perfect 'Touch' to Prostheses

By incorporating the right sensors and software, robots can be given the ability to identify different materials by touch. A specially designed robot even outperformed humans in identifying a wide range of natural materials according to their textures, in a recent study by research from the...

News: Medical
Satellite Technique Could Help Surgeons Scan for Cancer Cells

A powerful color-based imaging technique is making the jump from remote sensing to the operating room, with the efforts of scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). A technique called hyperspectral imaging (HSI) has frequently been used in satellites...

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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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