Keyword: Switches

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Briefs: Medical

Fear of the Zika virus is spreading as images of afflicted infants fill the news. Hoping to foil Zika's rapid advance, researchers from the Wyss Institute in Boston, along with...

Technology Leaders: Materials

We’ve all learned in Wire & Cable 101 that poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) reigns supreme for its low cost, high temperature ranges, and multipurpose...

Features: Electronics & Computers

Electrical equipment used in medical technology must not place patients or medical staff in danger. This, in turn, requires that designing safe equipment starts at the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Hand-driven press assemblies, which require a specific amount of force applied for a given amount of time, present challenges when attempting to accurately measure or replicate results in production...

Features: Imaging

With the large number of user interface options available today, it is easy to forget why the membrane switch is an excellent choice for medical instrumentation. The basic...

Briefs: Medical

Miniaturization of medical devices offers tangible advantages to clinicians and patients alike. Smaller pill cams, for example, are more easily ingested. Likewise, smaller hearing aids are...

Briefs: Motion Control

Wireless foot switches for the control of medical devices are gaining acceptance and growing in popularity — prompting OEMs to design medical equipment for use with a wireless foot switch or to...

Features: Medical

Medical equipment and devices must be designed with rigorous standards to function in environments where patient safety and product reliability are critical. Today, there is...

Briefs: Medical

Worldwide, there is growing concern about how to protect public safety and increase cooperation among regulatory agencies to audit medical device companies and their suppliers....

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Smaller, Smarter, Electronic, Connected: The Next Generation of Drug-Delivery...