Keyword: Alloys

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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...

Features: Materials
Plasma nitriding has a broad appeal to surface treat many metallic materials used in medical applications, including titanium alloys
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
High consistency rubbers (HCRs) give medical device manufacturers the versatility they need for demanding therapeutic applications.
Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
Nitinol also has a unique ability to adapt to extraordinary strains and is compatible with the human body.
Briefs: Medical
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

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...

Features: Photonics/Optics

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

Briefs: Materials

The materials that go into medical devices — particularly implantable electrical devices — have to strike a unique balance of properties. Once you consider biocompatibility and all...

Technology Leaders: Materials

Around the world, people are living longer with more active lifestyles thanks to continuing advancements in medical technology. This evolution in technology stems from the development...

Global Innovations: Materials
National University of Science and Technology MISIS
Moscow, Russia
http://en.misis.ru/

Together with colleagues from the Ecole de Technologie Superiore (Montreal,...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

High-speed machining is typically used in medical equipment manufacturing where machinists often work with exotic alloys and harder metals like titanium.

Technology Leaders: Materials

In working with various medical equipment such as needles, syringes, trocars, cannulas, guide-wires, catheters, and valves, medical device designers must account for...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

There has been a profound shift is taking place in the medical industry of more minimally invasive, quicker, and more-effective...

Features: Medical

Stainless steel in its different varieties, including 304, 316, 316L, and others, is the material that forms the backbone of the medical device industry. However, other...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Machinists know that when it comes to precision machining, the importance of a toolholder cannot be overstated. The quality of the toolholder plays an even greater role when precision...

Global Innovations: Medical
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology,
Haifa, Israel
www.technion.ac.il

Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Germany have demonstrated for the...

Features: Medical

The use of medical devices has hit an all-time high, with the global industry currently valued at $200 million and strong growth predictions through to 2023.1 These devices...

Briefs: Medical

Purdue University researchers are developing a nontoxic, biodegradable orthopedic implant that could be safely absorbed by the body after providing adequate support to...

Briefs: Materials

Stents are cylindrical mesh tubes that can be placed in arteries or in the lungs to open blockages or areas that are narrow or weak. Traditional stents work well, but one disadvantage...

Features: Medical

The demand for thermal management materials and adhesives is driven by the unwanted and potentially harmful heat generated by ever-shrinking electronic...

Briefs: Medical

Titanium found its initial use in aircraft because it is strong but light. Today, it’s found everywhere, from eyeglass frames and jewelry to sports gear, tools, surgical and dental implants, and...

Briefs: Medical
New metal could be used for mobile electronics and biomedical devices.

A research team at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created an extremely strong yet lightweight...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The manufacturing of medical components must meet standards of accuracy, reliability, quality, and traceability that equal...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A team of mechanical engineers at Georgia Tech say that they have demonstrated a new process to rapidly fabricate complex three-dimensional nanostructures from a variety of materials, including...

Features: Medical

Manufacturers of medical devices must seek every way possible to eliminate failures of those devices. Many major failures result from a weakness in the solder joint that...

Features: Medical

The world population is growing, globalization has resulted in a higher standard of living in many countries, and people are living longer. With increased living standards and choices...

Briefs: Medical
New approach could create very flexible electronic circuitry.

New research being done at Purdue University demonstrates that inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits...

Mission Accomplished: Materials

Half a century ago, a scientist at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory discovered that an alloy containing 60 percent nickel and 40 percent titanium could provide exceptional performance for rocket...

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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.