Keyword: Metals

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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: Packaging & Sterilization
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
Features: Materials
High consistency rubbers (HCRs) give medical device manufacturers the versatility they need for demanding therapeutic applications.
R&D: Test & Measurement
Researchers have developed a sensor for measuring concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in the vicinity of cell membranes, with nanometer-resolution.
Briefs: Motion Control
Achievable coils increase the capabilities of the micromotors.
R&D: Wearables
Scientists have improved electrical conductivity in a polymer electrode for e-skin applications.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Nitinol also has a unique ability to adapt to extraordinary strains and is compatible with the human body.
R&D: Medical
Engineers have developed a new framework that makes elastomer design a modular process, allowing for the mixing and matching of different metals with a single polymer.
R&D: Wearables
Genetic material is delivered without producing inflammation or toxicity in the body.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have shown how to coat glass and plastic with porous titanium dioxide.
Briefs: Medical
The paper-based device allows point-of-care testing in one step.
Features: Materials
A plasma etching process called electron enhanced material processing (EEMP) has been shown to improve performance of metal and alloys.
Briefs: Imaging
Advancements have enabled marker bands to be applied more safely and consistently.
Technology Leaders: Design
Learn why stainless steel fixtures and equipment are the best choice for high-traffic and high use installations.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Multifunctional iron nanowires selectively obliterate cancer cells with a triple-punch combination attack.
Features: Materials

There is no one-size-fits-all material when producing mechanical cable. The material chosen to produce wire rope can vary from one application to the next, because commonly, no two applications place the same...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have used sound vibrations to shake metal alloy grains into tighter formation during 3D printing.
Briefs: Materials
In the process, a high-yield electrodeposition is applied on certain conductive substrates.
R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed plastic collimators that can replace their metal analogs used in radiation therapy. The team focused on the exact characteristics of the desired product, its...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have compared two copper-based SMAs of the same composition but fabricated differently. After annealing, the samples were cooled at different rates. Then both samples were heated inside...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Biologics and personalized medicine are increasingly becoming more popular — causing the biomanufacturing industry to change. Instead of sticking to large-scale production...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, has been evolving for the last 30 years. Now it’s set to enter the mainstream, and evolving technology including new printers...

Features: Medical

In today’s world of medical device manufacturing, cost pressures are very real. At the same time, cost savings can be just as real, especially when companies examine their manufacturing...

Briefs: Medical

On its surface, the work is deceptively simple: Shoot a high-power laser beam onto a piece of metal for a fraction of a second and see what happens. But researchers say the physics of laser...

Features: Test & Measurement

With medical devices approved for more demanding cardiovascular applications such as transcatheter aortic and mitral valve repair (TAVR/TMVR), the long-term structural...

Global Innovations: Materials

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

Technology Leaders: Medical

As the medical device industry continues to grow rapidly, manufacturers must contend with a variety of challenges if they wish to differentiate products in a highly...

R&D: Nanotechnology

Researchers have designed a temperature-controllable copper-based material for sieving or storing different kinds of gases. The rationale used to design the material could act as a blueprint for developing...

Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.