Keyword: Polymers

Stories

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
Briefs: Materials
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
R&D: Tubing & Extrusion
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
R&D: Test & Measurement
Researchers developed a method to bond human skin to rubber-like polymeric materials without an adhesive.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
Features: Materials
Learn the history of this game-changing medical material and the latest hydrocolloid developments and applications.
R&D: Materials
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
Features: Test & Measurement
Learn the key parameters for evaluating the chemical resistance of your materials.
R&D: Wearables
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
Technology Leaders: Medical
For all of the advancements available in ultrasonic technology, there are certain component, material, or application characteristics that can make assembly quality very difficult to control.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
High consistency rubbers (HCRs) give medical device manufacturers the versatility they need for demanding therapeutic applications.
Briefs: Medical
The thermoelectric textile produces a small amount of electricity when heated on one side.
Technology Leaders: Medical
An objective screening matrix to enable medical device manufacturers in identifying the appropriate material for device assemblies.
Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion
Medical device OEMs often face a tough decision: Use HCR or LSR for medical device component manufacturing?
Briefs: Medical
The membrane wicks water away from the skin.
Briefs: Medical
The materials change shape over time in response to stimuli.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
Researchers have demonstrated that a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19.
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A silicone aorta can reduce how hard patients’ hearts have to pump.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how ultrasonic welding technology is being widely used in nonwoven PPE production.
Briefs: Design
The respirator earned a 100 percent success rate for fit testing.
R&D: Wearables
Scientists have improved electrical conductivity in a polymer electrode for e-skin applications.
R&D: Software
Using 3D printers, scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures.
Briefs: Medical
Inspection, measurement, and documentation are critical elements.
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.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers in Brazil have printed a wearable sensor from microbial nanocellulose, a natural polymer.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed a new family of polymers that can self-heal, have shape memory, and are recyclable.
R&D: Materials
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.
R&D: Medical
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.

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