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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: Materials

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

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...

R&D: Medical
New Metal Alloy as Strong as Titanium

Materials scientists from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, and Qatar University have developed a new high-entropy metal alloy that, they say, has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material. High-entropy alloys consist of five or more metals in roughly equal...

R&D: Medical

A team of engineers at Tufts University, Medford, MA, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that...

Briefs: Medical

Electrolytes, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and other salts are essential in carrying nerve impulses that tell the heart and other muscles when to contract or relax. A proper...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A medical sensor, that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could make it easier for doctors to detect metabolic problems in patients as well as help coaches to fine-tune...

Briefs: Medical
Wideband Single-Crystal Transducer for Bone Characterization

The microgravity conditions of space travel result in unique physiological demands on the human body. In particular, the absence of the continual mechanical stresses on the skeletal system that are present on Earth cause the bones to decalcify. Trabecular structure decreases in...

Briefs: Energy

The element lithium possesses fundamental properties that make it ideal for use as the anode in both primary and rechargeable batteries. Vendors have paired the popular lithium anode with a variety...

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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.