Briefs : Materials
How Second Stage Speed Influences the Molding Process
How Second Stage Speed Influences the Molding Process

Hold speed or hold velocity? How many machines today have it, and what does it do to the process?

How Second Stage Speed Influences the Molding Process
Briefs : Medical
Research Collaboration Could Reshape Injection Molding
Research Collaboration Could Reshape Injection Molding

As Ralph Colby peers at the microscope image in front of him, he thinks he can make them out — “shish kebabs,” as polymer scientists call them. Nobody knows for sure what they are,...

Research Collaboration Could Reshape Injection Molding
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using Direct Current with Inverter Technology Reduces Costs and Improves Control
Using Direct Current with Inverter Technology Reduces Costs and Improves Control

Resistance welding with direct current (DC) using inverter technology reduces costs by improving quality, reducing maintenance, and increasing productivity....

Using Direct Current with Inverter Technology Reduces Costs and Improves Control
Products : Medical
New Products & Services: October 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
New Products & Services: October 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining

Gear Measurement Software

Software from Werth, Giessen, Germany, enables the measurement of any involute gear, as well as worms, worm wheels, and face gears....

New Products & Services: October 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Flexible Microrobots for Medical Tasks
Flexible Microrobots for Medical Tasks

A team of researchers has developed an integrated fabrication process that enables the design of soft robots on the millimeter scale with micrometer-scale features. To demonstrate the capabilities of...

Flexible Microrobots for Medical Tasks
News : Materials
Microscale Superlubricity Improves Electromechanical Devices
Microscale Superlubricity Improves Electromechanical Devices

Superlubricity — the state of ultra-low friction and wear — holds great promise for the reduction of frictional wear in mechanical and automatic devices.

Microscale Superlubricity Improves Electromechanical Devices
News : Medical
Nanosized Traps Diagnosing Bacterial Infections
Nanosized Traps Diagnosing Bacterial Infections

A new type of lab on a chip has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of disease-causing bacteria in just minutes. The device is made of nanosized...

Nanosized Traps Diagnosing Bacterial Infections
News : Medical
Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment
Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment

Implantation of a stent-like flow diverter can offer one option for less-invasive treatment of brain aneurysms — bulges in blood vessels — but the procedure requires frequent...

Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment
News : Medical
MR Coil for High-Quality Imaging
MR Coil for High-Quality Imaging

Researchers have developed and tested an MR coil for high-quality imaging of the whole mouse. Such coils are required for preclinical studies of drugs, as well as for targeted examination of various body...

MR Coil for High-Quality Imaging
Products : Medical
Product Focus: Specialty Metals
Product Focus: Specialty Metals

Round and Flat Wire

Ulbrich, Westminster, SC, offers a fine wire stocking program for medical device developers who need round and flat wire quickly. Materials available include 304V, nitinol, tunga,...

Product Focus: Specialty Metals
News : Medical
Orthopedic Implants May Kill Harmful Bacteria

Researchers are carrying out a range of groundbreaking experiments to test whether mimicking the nanopatterns of the dragonfly wing on orthopedic implants can kill harmful bacteria that cause infections.

Features : Medical
A New Generation of Artificial Retinas Based on 2D Materials
A New Generation of Artificial Retinas Based on 2D Materials
University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX
www.utexas.edu
Seoul National University,
Seoul, South Korea
www.useoul.edu

Scientists report they have...

A New Generation of Artificial Retinas Based on 2D Materials
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
Is there more to the "Internet of Medical Things" than just data gathering? A reader asks our experts.
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
White Papers : Medical
Combination Products for Medical Device Developers

Combination products are thera¬peutic and diagnostic products comprising two or more regulated components (drug, device, or biologic) that are com¬bined or mixed and produced as a single entity. For medical device companies, combination products provide an attractive route to improving product...

INSIDER : Medical
Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body
Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and...

Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body
INSIDER : Medical
Test Kit Enables Quick, Accurate, and Inexpensive Disease Screening
Test Kit Enables Quick, Accurate, and Inexpensive Disease Screening

A portable, easy-to-use device provides quick and accurate screening of diseases. The versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual...

Test Kit Enables Quick, Accurate, and Inexpensive Disease Screening
INSIDER : Medical
Compact Fiber Laser May Enable Wearable Tech and Better Endoscopes
Compact Fiber Laser May Enable Wearable Tech and Better Endoscopes

By creating a new twist on fiber optic sensors, researchers have developed a smart, flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that may have potential applications in wearable...

Compact Fiber Laser May Enable Wearable Tech and Better Endoscopes
INSIDER : Medical
Programmable Hydrogels Form Complex 3D Shapes
Programmable Hydrogels Form Complex 3D Shapes

Researchers have developed a process by which 2D hydrogels can be programmed to expand and shrink in a space- and time-controlled way that applies force to their surfaces, enabling the formation...

Programmable Hydrogels Form Complex 3D Shapes
INSIDER : AR/AI
Artificial Intelligence Could Generate Faster MRI Scans
Artificial Intelligence Could Generate Faster MRI Scans

The cost and time required to obtain a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan may be significantly reduced in the future, thanks to the application of artificial intelligence (AI)...

Artificial Intelligence Could Generate Faster MRI Scans
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medtronic Recognizes Weiss-Aug with Supplier Excellence Award
Medtronic Recognizes Weiss-Aug with Supplier Excellence Award

Medical device maker Medtronic has awarded Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, NJ, as one of the top 12 suppliers from its 52,000 worldwide vendor base. For more than 25 years, Weiss-Aug has...

Medtronic Recognizes Weiss-Aug with Supplier Excellence Award
News : Materials
Tech-Etch Announces Sale of Company to its Employees

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, has sold 100 percent of the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). An ESOP is a qualified defined-contribution employee benefit plan that provides a company's workforce with an ownership interest in the company.

INSIDER : Software
Unsecured, Obsolete Medical Record Systems and Medical Devices Put Patient Lives at Risk
Unsecured, Obsolete Medical Record Systems and Medical Devices Put Patient Lives at Risk

A team of physicians and computer scientists has shown that it is easy to modify medical test results remotely by attacking the connection between...

Unsecured, Obsolete Medical Record Systems and Medical Devices Put Patient Lives at Risk
INSIDER : Imaging
Novel Biomedical Imaging System Combines Optical, Ultrasound Technology
Novel Biomedical Imaging System Combines Optical, Ultrasound Technology

Researchers are developing a novel biomedical imaging system that combines optical and ultrasound technology to improve diagnosis of life-threatening diseases. The...

Novel Biomedical Imaging System Combines Optical, Ultrasound Technology
INSIDER : Medical
Device Harvests Energy from Low-Frequency Vibrations
Device Harvests Energy from Low-Frequency Vibrations

A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging. The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a...

Device Harvests Energy from Low-Frequency Vibrations
INSIDER : Medical
Electronic Brain Implant Stops Seizures
Electronic Brain Implant Stops Seizures

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop, and even prevent epileptic seizures. The work represents an advance in the...

Electronic Brain Implant Stops Seizures
INSIDER : Medical
Cloaking Nano-Sensors for Optics and Biomedicine
Cloaking Nano-Sensors for Optics and Biomedicine

A new metamaterial will improve the accuracy of nano-sensors in optics and biomedicine by cloaking them from external radiation. The aim of the project is to model and then prototype a...

Cloaking Nano-Sensors for Optics and Biomedicine
News : Photonics/Optics
New Use for Beer, Soup, Barley: Medical Imaging Drink
New Use for Beer, Soup, Barley: Medical Imaging Drink

Before launching their latest science experiment, University at Buffalo researchers bought more than 200 types of tea, chocolate, herbs, and other foodstuffs. The goal wasn't to stock up...

New Use for Beer, Soup, Barley: Medical Imaging Drink
News : Medical
Imaging Analysis Could Lead to Better Arthritis Treatment

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers, physicians, and radiologists led by the University of Cambridge.

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Photodetector to Improve Night Vision, Thermal Sensing

Using graphene, one of science's most versatile materials, engineers from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types of light than its current state-of-the-art counterparts. The device also has superior sensing and imaging...

News : Medical
3D Super-Resolution Imaging Gives Insight into Alzheimer's

Recent studies show that 40 percent of Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's disease, and that the disease begins 10 to 20 years before people show up at the doctor's office with memory problems.

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