Keyword: Connectors and terminals

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Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A modular exoskeleton relies on robust connectors.
Technology Leaders: Connectivity

The medical market is becoming more and more impacted by influences of emerging market mega trends including expanding global markets, where products must be made to meet the...

Features: Connectivity

The myriad of devices used in surgical, interventional, imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, sensors, and single-use medical applications use some form of transmission medium...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

Features: Medical

Technology is transforming many aspects of the healthcare industry, and the patient care experience is an important facet of the healthcare ecosystem. With the advent of the...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

Along with cost savings, coextrusion technology offers improved functionality in new tubing products. This article explores how this micro-dimensional tubing is currently being used to meet...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Engineers designing their own motor drives must accomplish many different tasks, from selecting a microcontroller to choosing the right connectors and power supply for mechanical...

Features: Medical

Connectors are getting smaller and denser. The question is, how small can connectors go? To answer this question, it is important to remember that the applications that use connectors...

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

Besides radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the standard procedure for treating brain tumors includes the surgical removal of all or some of the growth. This surgery calls for precision and...

Briefs: Medical

Nontoxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with...

Features: Medical

Oncology nurses, compounding pharmacists, and others who handle hazardous drugs, such as chemotherapy drugs, are put at risk of exposure. This is due to the...

Technology Leaders: Medical

After a 20-year effort to establish standards which would minimize the risk of medical misconnections, the pending release of the ISO 80369 series of standards has...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Portable and wearable healthcare devices represent growing, high volume markets for the medtech industry. Patient monitors are evolving from stationary...

Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards

While a number of countries have standards in regards to overall medical equipment, a few countries have related component requirements (e.g. plugs...

Features: Medical

Building on the success of smartphones, mobile gadgets, and wearable sports fitness gear, the medical industry has steadily trended toward improved portability of...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

Every day, medical device manufacturers are getting better and better at managing risk. They know they have to. Changes have been introduced into international regulatory schemes that impact device design...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Recent demands from hospitals, practitioners, and even patients themselves calling for more functions and increased portability, has created a market for upgraded surgical,...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Healthcare professionals use medical devices in a variety of settings and situations from urgent to routine. In an emergency, any sort of confusion, hindrance, or hesitation concerning the...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

Features: Medical
Prosthetic Leg Connector
Dave King
Kelowna, BC, Canada

The Medical winner was simply named Prosthetic Leg Connector. Its simplistic name belies the amount of thought and care that went into the...

Features: Electronics & Computers

The need to minimize healthcare costs is creating greater demand for medical electronics equipment that, among other things, improves and expands patient...

Briefs: Medical

For precise blood pressure monitoring in hospitals and surgeries, the accurate handling of medical devices is paramount. Human error or device failure can result in inaccurate...

Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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
Benefits of Polypropylene Availability

Material selection plays an important role in the design of a medical device or bioprocessing system. It can improve end-user satisfaction, product reliability, and manufacturability of the device, as well as simplify the 510(k) application process. Various certifications such as animal-derivative-free, USP...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The future of batteries, like that of so many medical devices they power, is clearly toward smaller, lighter, and more powerful models. Developing concurrently with these new battery designs are...

Briefs: Medical

An integrated seal and electrical contact system for medical implantable pulse generators (IPGs) has been engineered to help large and small OEMs accelerate the development...

Features: Medical

Medical equipment manufacturers are placing greater emphasis on higher resolution imaging, viewing, and displays in diagnostic equipment. As a result, EMI and RFI requirements are critical...

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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.