Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Product Focus May 2019: Fluid Handling
Peristaltic Fill/Finish System

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, Cornwall, UK, has unveiled a new highly accurate peristaltic fill/finish system. A wide variety of modules are available for the...

A research team has developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that one day could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems and...

Medical Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA, has completed ISO 10993 testing of its previously Class VI adhesives, as well as the addition of 12 new...

Reel-to-reel insert molding can prove a more efficient process for design engineers when it comes to lowering assembly costs. The process is best suited for products that require dimensional stability and need to function in harsh environments.
Medical-Grade Connectivity Framework

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Sunnyvale, CA, has added a variety of new capabilities to its connectivity software, RTI Connext DDS. Based on the Data...

A perception system for soft robots was inspired by the way humans process information about their own bodies in space and in relation to other objects and people. The system includes a motion...

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care...

About a million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now NIBIB funded engineers have taught a robot the strategies needed to pick up food with a fork...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MICRO Expands Footprint in New Jersey

MICRO, a manufacturer of medical device components, has expanded by 50,000 sq. ft with a third building in Somerset, NJ (130 Belmont Drive, Somerset, NJ). The new office is located conveniently between...

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, has expanded its presence in the Asia...

Artificial intelligence (AI) and whole genome analysis are poised to turn the world of healthcare on its head. Advances in recent years have taken the cutting-edge technologies...

Researchers have developed a wearable biosensor resembling a bandage that samples sweat and uses a simple color-changing assay to quantify various components. Compared with other...

Engineers have built a tiny, flexible sensor that is faster and more precise than past attempts at tracking a chemical associated with nasty migraines. The sensor, an implantable device on...

Guided by computer simulations, an international team of researchers has developed an adhesive patch that can provide support for damaged heart tissue, potentially reducing the...

The way forward in developing rigorous cybersecurity is “designing security in from the get-go,” says Kevin Fu, associate professor at the University of Michigan. Fu made his remarks in his keynote presentation at the Design of Medical Devices conference at the University of Minnesota in April 2019.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Toilet Seat Detects Congestive Heart Failure

A toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system aims to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure. The toilet seats, which would be purchased by...

A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient’s blood. The device could be an alternative to biopsy and could...

Researchers have created the first-ever nanocomposite biomaterial transcatheter heart-valve developed to reduce or eliminate complications related to heart transplants. By using a newly...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
4D Printed Materials Show Promise for Tiny Implantables

Engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices. The stiffness can be...

Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices FDA is continuing to encourage innovation in novel areas — the latest being novel brain implants, often...

Tech Talks: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Precision Metal Parts with Photochemical Etching

Metal parts are part of almost every electronic, rocket, and medical procedure. The parts need to be reliably precise in order for the application to work successfully. This Tech Talk examines the process of photochemical etching and how it creates exact-to-print metal components. Topics...

Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How Reliable Is Your Diagnosis — Really?

Imagine learning the news that you have cancer. Stage Four, metastasized to multiple areas, roughly six to eight months to live — if you’re lucky. Then, imagine finding out your diagnosis was...

As often happens in the medical industry, innovative ideas hatched in university research settings spawn innovative companies, which create innovative products. A...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants

Acollaboration with innovative technology companies demonstrated the capability of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology to produce lightweight spinal implants that mimic the...

Researchers have developed a technique with which bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable, and variable in dimensions can be 3D printed from a special plastic. In the printing process,...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers

Super-elastic multifunctional super-coiled fibers can stretch up to 16 times maximum and maintain electronic characteristics at the same time. The new fibers can be used in various electronic...

The materials that go into medical devices — particularly implantable electrical devices — have to strike a unique balance of properties. Once you consider biocompatibility and all...

Many major advances in medicine, especially in neurology, have been sparked by recent advances in electronic systems that can acquire, process, and interact with biological...

Researchers have created a health patch that offers unprecedented comfort and a long battery life, previously unseen in this type of device. The patch can also be manufactured at a...

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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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