While silicone is the obvious material of choice in many medical applications because of its excellent biocompatibility, its physical properties make it challenging to work with. Design...

Advanced medical device designs are evolving rapidly and demand higher standards for medical equipment reliability. Applying linear motion components to these medical applications yields the...

Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) have historically been used as thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for medical applications.1 The well-known biocompatibility,...

One of the phone calls that product managers fear most is a supplier notifying them that a material used in their product is being discontinued. The impending change forces a litany of...

Major advances have been made in the past few decades in the percutaneous treatment of artery diseases. The development of each new technology has been spurred by the downfall of...

Combination products offer several advantages when compared with drug delivery via oral, injection, and infusion methods. All...

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In the future, the success of drug delivery could rely on its ability to integrate with patients’ lives without too much effort. Textiles, which are already a permanent fixture in people’s...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Thermopile Detector

Excelitas Technologies (Waltham, MA) has released the DigiPile thermopile detector with digital output, combining an MEMS-based sensing element with a fully integrated low noise amplifier, A/D converter, and integrated...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Leadscrew Table and Ring Bearings

The drylin® HTSP-FF leadscrew table from igus (East Providence, RI) includes a quick-release nut that makes format adjustments faster and easier by reducing the number of revolutions required to position...

Products: Materials
Medical Device Adhesive

The 211-CTH-SC MD® medical device adhesive from DYMAX (Torrington, CT) is formulated for on-demand cure with the BlueWave® LED Prime UVA spot-curing lamp. It is bright blue in the uncured state, enabling automated...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Battery-Powered Surgical Driver

The battery-powered Pro-Driver from Pro-Dex, Inc. (Irvine, CA) offers an alternative to time-consuming and arduous placement of screws and plates in a variety of surgical procedures, such as small bone, neuro,...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Blue Laser Diodes

Power Technology (Little Rock, AR) has introduced additional blue laser diode wavelengths and power levels. The laser diodes can be installed in an assortment of PTI modules, including laserinduced fluorescence, confocal...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Diode-Pumped Medical Laser

Jenoptik (Jena, Germany) has launched the JenLas® D2.mini 5/8W, a diode-pumped thin-disk laser that provides up to 8 W output for applications in medicine as well as for entertainment. The laser can be used for...

Interface Catheter Solutions (Laguna Niguel, CA) has introduced the Auto-i 360 balloon visual inspection system with upgrades to reduce cycle times. The new system provides both visual/flaw in spection and...

Products: Software
Industrial Panel PCs

HKAUTOMATION (Peachtree City, GA), a Hoffman + Krippner company, has introduced industrial panel PCs called flex-IPC®. The line provides a robust enclosure made of zinc-coated stainless steel and a customizable aluminum...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
High-Current Spring Pins

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) has added three large-scale, high-current spring pins to its family of ruggedized spring-loaded products. These rugged spring pins are rated at 9 amps and designed with unique termination...

Products: Medical
Base Plates

Accudynamics (Lakeville, MA) offers precision machined base plates for medical diagnostic equipment. They eliminate flexure or unintended movement, which can cause damage to the machine or produce inaccurate test results. The...

Products: Electronics & Computers
EMI Filters

LCR Electronics (Norristown, PA) offers two new series of EMI filters for MRI shielded rooms. The 058 series filters are designed to mitigate any unwanted EMI noise through MRI room telephone, alarm, and data lines. The...

Products: Medical
Diaphragm Pump

KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) offers the N0150 diaphragm pump, which can be customized with a water-cooled head to prevent pump overheating in process applications where exothermic reactions from helium, xenon, and other gases...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Hardware Mounting Kits

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) offers hardware mounting kits for PC/104 and PC104-Plus Bus Drives for limited space design/installation applications. Each mounting kit includes all the hardware required to mount a...

Products: Medical
Silicone Elastomers

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (Akron, OH) has announced the launch of its HCR (high consistency rubber) product line – Sil-X-Shin™ Silicone Elastomers, which are designed for extruded tubing and profiles. The...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Low-Pressure Sensors

Sensortechnics (Walpole, MA) offers the LBA series of differential low-pressure sensors based on thermal mass flow measurement of air through a micro-flow channel integrated within the silicon sensor chip. The sensors...

Products: Medical
USB Power Sensor

Giga-tronics (San Ramon, CA) offers the GT-8555A 100 MHz to 20 GHz USB Peak Power Sensor, which provides fully calibrated peak and average power measurements, with a high dynamic range and PC-based user interface. The power sensor delivers 20 GHz frequency range, 2,000 readings per second typical, dynamic range of –40 to 20...

Products: Electronics & Computers
External Power Supplies

The DTM110-C series of medical-certified AC-DC external power supplies from TDK-Lambda (San Diego, CA) offers output power ratings from 90 to 110 watts. Typical operating efficiencies are greater than 85%. Available...

CILS International (Burlington, MA) has launched a solvent-resistant durable label range that provides lifelong adhesion and product identification when exposed to aggressive chemicals and solvents such as Acetone, MEK, and...

Products: Software
Memory Devices

The new EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) devices from ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) include the high density 512 kilobit CAT24C512 and 1 megabit CAT24M01, which have a 1.8 to 5.5 V supply voltage...

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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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