Keyword: Materials properties

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Features: Medical

There’s strong demand for smart, new lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies in the global medical device market. To meet this demand, medical device manufacturers...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

Plastic consumables for medical applications are often very complex and sophisticated devices. Before these devices can be used by healthcare workers or home care patients, they...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
R&D: Medical
The research offers potential inspiration for microfluidic pumps that allow the controlled flow of liquids.
Briefs: Wearables
The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards
Modern evaluation of biocompatibility uses a risk-based approach.
R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
Briefs: Materials
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Plasma nitriding has a broad appeal to surface treat many metallic materials used in medical applications, including titanium alloys
R&D: Materials
An international team of researchers has discovered a path that could lead to shape-shifting ceramic materials.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
R&D: Materials
The new coatings were inspired by the natural world.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn about the different material options for balloon catheters.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flexible thermoelectric generators could be a useful way to make carbon "green."
Briefs: Wearables
The candy was used as an electrode to detect salt and electrolyte levels in saliva.
Briefs: Medical
The ink could be used to make parts for tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and drug delivery.
Features: Materials
Learn the history of this game-changing medical material and the latest hydrocolloid developments and applications.
R&D: Test & Measurement
Researchers developed a method to bond human skin to rubber-like polymeric materials without an adhesive.
R&D: Materials
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
R&D: Energy
The proposed system will help prevent the onset of diabetes.
Briefs: Materials
The devices eliminate the need for invasive removal once they have served their purpose.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.

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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.