Keyword: Polymers

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R&D: Materials
A single strand of fiber has the flexibility of cotton and the electric conductivity of a polymer, called polyaniline. The newly developed material showed good potential for wearable e-textiles. Researchers tested the fibers with a system that powered an LED light and another that sensed ammonia gas.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces.
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R&D: Medical
The researchers used water as the solvent and developed an LCST-type thermoresponsive polymer by adding alkaline earth metal ions — which are divalent cations — to polymers and aqueous solutions.
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Briefs: Materials
By embedding enzymes inside the polymer string, the enzymes were operational even in a dry state.
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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

For years, ultrasonic welding has been used in cleanrooms where plastic components are assembled to complete medical and electronic...

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have shown that electrospun materials have many advantages over conventional bulk materials for the development of wearables. Electrospun materials’ high surface-to-volume...

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Briefs: Materials

It may look like a bizarre bike helmet, or a piece of equipment found in Doc Brown’s lab in Back to the Future, yet this gadget made of plastic and copper wire is a...

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed three-in-one hybrid material smart skin for the next generation of artificial, electronic skin using a novel process. With 2,000 individual sensors per square millimeter,...

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Features: Materials

The basis of metal injection molding (MIM) technology involves fine metal powders, which are combined with thermoplastic binders and surfactants, allowing injection in a plastic...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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R&D: Wearables
A polymer fiber mat is activated by heat to release drugs.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
The noninvasive nanochip applies a harmless electric spark to deliver specific genes in a fraction of a second.
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Features: Medical
Bring your project from the process development phase of manufacturing to a fully validated one.
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Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
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Features: Materials
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
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R&D: Wearables
Scientists have created wearable, stitchable, and sensitive sensors from flexible polymers and bundles of carbon fiber.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
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R&D: Materials
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
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Features: Materials
Learn the history of this game-changing medical material and the latest hydrocolloid developments and applications.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers developed a method to bond human skin to rubber-like polymeric materials without an adhesive.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
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R&D: Electronics & Computers
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
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Features: Test & Measurement
Learn the key parameters for evaluating the chemical resistance of your materials.
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R&D: Energy
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
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Global Innovations: Wearables
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
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Technology Leaders: Materials
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.
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Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Developing a Package Performance Testing Plan
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To find out more about the expertise required to develop a testing plan for package performance testing, MDB recently spoke with Sunny Modi, Director of Package Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing in Lancaster, PA.

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