Keyword: Metals

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have successfully tested in the lab a tiny biosensor they developed that can detect biomarkers tied to traumatic brain injuries. Researchers say their waterproof biosensor includes an...

R&D: Wearables
Skin-sensing wearables coat copper nanowires with graphene oxide.
Features: Materials
Plasma nitriding has a broad appeal to surface treat many metallic materials used in medical applications, including titanium alloys
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
R&D: Materials
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
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.
Briefs: Medical
The devices eliminate the need for invasive removal once they have served their purpose.
R&D: Materials
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a sensor for measuring concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in the vicinity of cell membranes, with nanometer-resolution.
Briefs: Medical
Achievable coils increase the capabilities of the micromotors.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
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: Materials
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: Medical
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.
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: Nanotechnology
Multifunctional iron nanowires selectively obliterate cancer cells with a triple-punch combination attack.
Briefs: Medical
Researchers have used sound vibrations to shake metal alloy grains into tighter formation during 3D printing.
Briefs: Medical
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...

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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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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

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Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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