Keyword: Automation

Stories

Applications: Medical
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Briefs: Medical
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Automation removes the possibility of human error in high-precision or repetitive processes.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A growing number of companies are turning to sterile, single-use, closed liquid dispensing systems and kits.
Applications: Motion Control
See how robots are helping to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
Briefs: Medical
See how immersive mixed reality has helped medtech manufacturers maintain factory output despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Technology Leaders: FDA/Regulatory
There are no true "medical robots," says an industry expert. Here's why.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Wearables
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.
Technology Leaders: Medical
Start simple, collaborate early, and seek deep expertise are just three of the important ideas in a post-pandemic medical market.
Briefs: Medical
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Briefs: Materials
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Global Innovations: Robotics, Automation & Control
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A blood-sampling robot performed as well (or better) than people.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.
Briefs: Wearables

University of Toronto engineering researchers have developed a super stretchy, transparent, and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin. Dubbed artificial...

R&D: Materials

Engineers have developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing...

R&D: Medical

Stretchable skin-like robots that can be rolled up and put in your pocket have been developed by a team using a new way of embedding artificial muscles and electrical adhesion into soft...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control

Peak Analysis and Automation (PAA), Farnborough, UK, has designed a budget-friendly plate handler that works in a tight laboratory footprint, developing an innovative product that could...

Briefs: Medical

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair,...

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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.