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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
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R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how ultrasonic welding technology is being widely used in nonwoven PPE production.
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Briefs: Medical

To help customers with an accelerated route to market for 3D printed polyaryletherketone (PAEK) parts, UK-based Victrex has developed differentiated 3D printing [additive manufacturing...

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Features: Medical
NASA Langley Research Center’s Technology Gateway
Hampton, VA

This technology uses electrical activity to facilitate the wound-healing process while protecting the wound. The bandage is made...

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Features: Tubing & Extrusion

Along with cost savings, coextrusion technology offers improved functionality in new tubing products. This article explores how this micro-dimensional tubing is currently being used to meet...

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R&D: Medical

A gel created by Rice University researchers delivers time-released antibiotics to ward off infection while a patient heals from facial reconstruction procedures. Porous...

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Applications: Medical

Understanding material selection trends and complying with the needs of governing regulatory agencies is fundamental to success in medical device production. As manufacturers set...

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R&D: Materials
Squids Inspire Printable Thermoplastics

A team of engineers at Penn State, University Park, PA, is using squid to create an eco-friendly thermoplastic that can be used in 3D printing. Most plastics are made from fossil fuel sources or from synthetic oils. Thermoplastics can melt, be formed, and then solidify without degrading materials...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Medical electronic devices can run the gamut from imposing MRI and x-ray imaging machines to miniscule implantable circuits designed to detect physical conditions and deliver programmed...

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Applications: Materials

Plásticos y Materias Primas S.A. (PyMPSA), part of the PiSA Farmacéutica Mexicana group, manufactures medical devices and components for use in hospitals and...

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Features: Materials

The medical area has long required specialized materials be utilized to treat patients, and the processes of drug delivery and fluid handling are no exception. Hospitals across the...

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Features: Lighting

The last few years have seen the development of larger, higher power, higher luminescence light-emitting diode (LED) chips. Prior to this, LEDs were typically 0.020" x 0.020", came in various colors and...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Application development for medical devices requires knowledge of material properties to support function, chemical compatibility with sanitizing cleaners and sterilization methods, as...

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Briefs: Medical

Color is an important factor in many aspects of medical devices, from design to how the device is used and by whom. In 2010, the FDA and regulatory bodies around the world...

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Features: Materials

Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) have historically been used as thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for medical applications.1 The well-known biocompatibility,...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image has been developed. Other 3D microscopes use multiple lenses or cameras...

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Briefs: Medical

An optical phantom enables dynamic changes in the physiological state of muscles, the brain, and blood flow to be measured. The medical diagnostic and treatment equipment...

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Ask the Expert

John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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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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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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