Keyword: Composite materials

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R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
An innovative system may provide a new option to use directed energy for biomedical applications.
Features: Materials
Imagine a world where, instead of a physical warehouse full of actual products, you have an entire digital warehouse of design files.
Global Innovations: Medical
New biodegradable stents treat radiation esophagitis.
R&D: Materials
Using 3D printers, scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.
Global Innovations: Medical
University of Queensland researchers have developed biosensors that use nanoengineered porous gold that more effectively detect early signs of disease, improving patient outcomes.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have used 3D printing to make electronic fibers, each 100 times thinner than a human hair, to create non-contact, wearable, portable respiratory sensors.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Start simple, collaborate early, and seek deep expertise are just three of the important ideas in a post-pandemic medical market.
R&D: Materials
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have 3D printed a complex, porous lattice structure using liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), creating devices that can finally mimic cartilage and other biological tissues.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to skin and could replace hypodermic needles.
R&D: Materials
Researchers are literally carving grooves into plastic threads used to build 3D printed tissue-engineering scaffolds with living cells.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Scientists have discovered a new material that can be 3D printed to create tissue-like vascular structures.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A “bio-ink” for 3D printed materials could serve as scaffolds for growing human tissues.
Briefs: Materials
Researchers have used sound vibrations to shake metal alloy grains into tighter formation during 3D printing.
R&D: Materials

Researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants stronger and more corrosion resistant thanks to a newly developed hyper glue formula. The team of...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A team of polymer chemists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have invented a synthetic soft tissue substitute that is well tolerated and encourages the growth of soft tissue and blood vessels. This new material retains its shape without...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers from the Faculty of Chemical Technology Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania, are developing an artificial bone, which can be used for treating of the most common joint...

R&D: Medical

Researchers are developing an artificial bone that can be used for treating of the most common joint disease — osteoarthritis. The bi-functional composite imitates the complex osteochondral...

R&D: Medical

A 3D printed biopsy robot is propelled by cylinders driven by air pressure. With the help of hoses that supply the air, the control of the robot can be placed outside the MRI scanner. The...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

R&D: Medical

Researchers have turned to 3D printers, using the machines to build dentures filled with microscopic capsules that periodically release Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication. A study...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Bacterial cellulose (BC) nanofibers are promising building blocks for the development of sustainable materials with the potential to outperform conventional...

R&D: Medical

Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of engineers believe they have a way to...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D structures using cryogenics (freezing) and 3D printing techniques. This builds on previous research but is the...

Features: Medical

With the shift in the medical industry to more minimally invasive, quicker, and more effective procedures, the goal is to minimize patient...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.