Keyword: Glass

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a new way to 3D print glass microstructures that is faster and produces objects with higher optical quality, design flexibility, and strength....

R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new design improves the conversion efficiency and power density of the chip.
Briefs: Materials
The devices eliminate the need for invasive removal once they have served their purpose.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have shown how to coat glass and plastic with porous titanium dioxide.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Optical fibers make the Internet happen. They are fine threads of glass, as thin as a human hair, produced to transmit light. Optical fibers carry thousands of gigabits of...

Technology Leaders: Medical

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

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

An optical whispering gallery mode resonator can spin light around the circumference of a tiny sphere millions of times, creating an ultrasensitive microchip-based sensor for multiple...

Features: Medical

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

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Four lasers can be used for micro welding: pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG), continuous wave (CW) fiber, quasi continuous wave (QCW)...

Features: Materials

Adhesive compounds play a critical role in the fabrication of assemblies for electronic, optical, and mechanical systems. In securing multiple components into a single structure,...

Briefs: Materials

Brigham Young University researchers have developed glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.

Features: Medical

Today’s medical device designers and OEMs are challenged to meet a wide, and sometimes conflicting, range of requirements. These targets stem not only from regulatory restrictions,...

Briefs: Materials

Glass fibers do everything from connecting us to the Internet to enabling keyhole surgery by delivering light through an endoscope. But as versatile as today’s fiber optics are,...

Features: Medical

Medical device assemblies present unique challenges beyond those associated with manufacturing and assembly of products for consumer and industrial applications. While sharing the need for...

Briefs: Materials

Polylactic acid, or PLA, is a biodegradable polymer commonly used to make a variety of products, from disposable cups to medical implants to drug-delivery systems. A team of Brown...

R&D: Medical
Ultrathin, Flat Lens Captures Chirality And Color

Many things in the natural world are geometrically chiral, meaning they cannot be superimposed onto their mirror image. Being able to observe and analyze the chirality of an object is very important in numerous fields. However, current chiral imaging techniques to resolve polarization and...

Briefs: Medical

Northeastern University’s Hanchen Huang, a professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and two of his PhD students say they have come up with a better way of...

Briefs: Medical
3D printing may be used to custom manufacture electronics.

A group of researchers from the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, has demonstrated that combining two technologies—one...

R&D: Medical
Gecko-Inspired Gripper Supports Tunable Adhesion

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a gecko-inspired gripper. Like the gecko, the device has the ability to grip and release smooth surfaces like glass. The effective stickiness can also be tuned from strong to week.

Briefs: Medical
Folded paper design inspired flexible electronics.

Kirigami, the Japanese art of folding and paper cutting, has inspired a team of engineers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to create...

Features: Materials

Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) represent one of the key challenges facing today’s healthcare industry. According to a recent study published by...

R&D: Medical

Scientists seeking an inexpensive way to turn a cell phone into a high powered, high quality microscope that can be used to identify biological samples in the field, turned to a colleague at the...

Global Innovations: Imaging
Holst Centre, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and Imec, Leuven, Belgium http://www2.imec.be/be_en/home.html

A team of researchers from the Holst Centre working with colleagues...

Briefs: Medical
High-Density, Homogenous Bacterial Spore Distributions on Test Surfaces

Thus far, spore transfer had been successful from the polycarbonate membrane onto stainless steel, aluminum, and to some extent, glass. In order to image the endospores under an ESEM (environmental scanning electron microscope), the spores were transferred onto a...

Technology Leaders: Medical

The medical device market is undergoing an unprecedented period of growth due to a dramatic global population boom, an expanding middle class,...

Briefs: Medical

By incorporating the benefits of passivation with surface finish improvement and micro-deburring, electropolishing has become the finish of choice for metal...

R&D: Medical

Cutting-edge research being conducted by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University could dramatically shrink...

Features: Medical

Polycarbonate (PC) is one of the engineering thermoplastic materials most commonly used and most widely tested in the medical device industry today. Its inherent strength,...

Ask the Expert

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.

Inside Story

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.