Keyword: Coatings, colorants, and finishes

Stories

R&D: Materials
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
R&D: Nanotechnology
A new dissolvable microneedle patch could treat baldness and help hair regrow quickly.
R&D: Materials
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully.
Briefs: Medical
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
Briefs: Materials
The cellulose nanofiber coating counters bending damage and retains electrode function under water.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The stent delivers regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved tissue.
Global Innovations: Wearables
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
Technology Leaders: Materials
An objective screening matrix to enable medical device manufacturers in identifying the appropriate material for device assemblies.
Briefs: Medical
Infused lenses create a safer way to see colors.
Features: Medical
In the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for demanding physical applications
Features: Materials
See how advanced adhesive compounds provide manufacturers with an effective alternative to mechanical fasteners.
Briefs: Medical
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.
Technology Leaders: Medical
Thin-film technology could soon offer a less invasive and more cost-effective solution to enhance neurosurgery for people with neurological brain conditions, including epilepsy.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have shown how to coat glass and plastic with porous titanium dioxide.
R&D: Imaging
Scientists have identified a new class of x-ray detectors based on layered perovskites
Features: Medical
A plasma etching process called electron enhanced material processing (EEMP) has been shown to improve performance of metal and alloys.
Briefs: Materials
In the process, a high-yield electrodeposition is applied on certain conductive substrates.
Briefs: Materials

Whether attempting to improve adhesion of dissimilar materials, depositing coatings, cleaning surfaces, applying a protective coating that repels water for example or biological...

Briefs: Medical

Ultraviolet light has been used for more than 30 years as a source of disinfectant. A newly introduced product uses the technology to eliminate bacteria on cell phones, tablets and...

R&D: Semiconductors & ICs

One of the most commonly used elements in neurostimulation devices is platinum microelectrodes, but they are prone to corrosion, which can reduce the functional lifetime of the...

Technology Leaders: Medical

As the medical device industry continues to grow rapidly, manufacturers must contend with a variety of challenges if they wish to differentiate products in a highly...

Features: Wearables

Whether used in wound care products, ostomy applications, or for adhering wearable devices to skin, advanced pressure-sensitive adhesives are being created to improve breathability,...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have engineered surface coatings that can repel everything, such as bacteria, viruses, and living cells, but can be modified to permit beneficial exceptions. The discovery holds significant...

Features: Materials

Artificial dental implants are the most reliable restoration option available for mature tooth loss. Despite their long potential lifespan, poor integration into the...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of researchers has developed an integrated fabrication process that enables the design of soft robots on the millimeter scale with micrometer-scale features. To demonstrate the capabilities of...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.