Software for Linux

Synopsys, Exeter, UK, has launched Simpleware Release P-2019.09. The latest version of the software includes new features and performance improvements. Simpleware ScanIP Medical version includes new support for handling and generating x-ray images. Version P-2019.09 allows users to create a custom “My tools” tab for frequently used tools to be accessible all in one place to find tools quicker with a new search bar and shortcut. The software shortens learning curves with a range of interactive tutorials now built into the Simpleware ScanIP interface. A new 3D manipulation widget makes manual position and orientation adjustments more convenient than before.

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Calibrator

Mahr, Providence, RI, has added image processing to its Precimar® ICM 100 Dial and Digital Indicator Calibrator. The new vision capabilities incorporate the fast image processing of a USB 3.0 camera and stable daylight-independent LED illumination, along with secure digital identification and reading of digits. The company’s Precimar Software for Gage Calibration controls the measuring device, evaluates the camera image of the scale or number display of the test object, compares the values with the high accuracy internal reference scale, and automatically completes the process of calibrating the product under test. The software also makes it possible to create and store test certificates. MD&M West, Booth 3055

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Cleaning Proteins

Alconox, White Plains, NY, offers a concentrated, anionic detergent with protease enzyme for manual and ultrasonic cleaning. The solution is designed for removal of proteinaceous soils, tissue, blood, and body fluids from glassware, metals, plastic, ceramic, porcelain, rubber, and fiberglass with no interfering residues. Tergazyme is ideal as a cleaning agent in reverse osmosis and ultra-filtration systems. MD&M West, Booth 2286

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Miniature Camera Module

A new miniature camera module from Omnivision, Santa Clara, CA, is designed to address challenges posed by reusable medical imaging equipment, including cross-contamination risks and inefficiencies due to high maintenance costs. The OVM6948 CameraCubeChip can be integrated into a catheter or endoscope with a diameter as small as 1.0 mm. With this camera’s small size and high 40 KPixel backside-illuminated resolution, high-quality images can be captured from within the body’s narrowest blood vessels.

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Ultrasonic Welder

A line of ultrasonic welders from Emerson, Danbury, CT, support the growing demand for the assembly of smaller and more intricate plastic components. The Branson GSX-E1 offers closed-loop force control, which precisely regulates even ultralow trigger forces. It features simple and intuitive software, supported by a high-definition 12-in. touchscreen HMI, which enables operators to perform faster, correct setups, reducing application testing time. The platform is Industry 4.0/IIoT-enabled, with web services connectivity that ensures easy access for weld-data monitoring and transfer. MD&M West, Booth 3201

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Medical-Grade 3D Printer

B9 Creations, Rapid City, SD, has launched a new medical-grade printer and suite of biocompatible materials. The B9 Core Med 500 integrates additive manufacturing into the design, production, and use of medical devices, anatomical modeling, surgical tools, and more. The printer is four times faster than industry average. Formulated for medical manufacturing, the BioRes Medical/Wearable biocompatible materials are designed for prolonged skin contact of up to 30 days. MD&M West, Booth 226

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Software Platform

nTopology, New York, NY, has released the latest version of its computational-modeling software, nTop Platform 2.0. This major release includes support for prepackaged, application-specific nTop Toolkits, letting engineers quickly learn and use it right out of the box. The platform was developed to solve engineering problems where geometry is a bottleneck. It can handle complexity and iteration with speed and ease. The prepackaged toolkits and authoring capabilities can both be used to automate engineering workflows, delivering efficiencies, and scaling an organization’s best talent across the enterprise.

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Thermal Design Services

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA, provides design engineering services for companies doing business with Digi-Key Electronics. Through its Design Services Provider network, the company offers comprehensive thermal analysis and design services for medical and other industries in need of cooling high-performing electronic products. Its 3-Core design process encompasses analytical, computational, and empirical methods using proprietary tools and CFD software. It studies the full packaging domain, including components, printed circuit boards (PCBs), shelves, chassis, and system packaging.

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