Keyword: Automation

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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

A robot can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs — to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 mm in diameter.

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
Briefs: Medical
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new robotic hand grasps a wide variety of items, including raw eggs.
Briefs: Medical
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
Briefs: Materials
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
Applications: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Automation removes the possibility of human error in high-precision or repetitive processes.
Briefs: Materials
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
A growing number of companies are turning to sterile, single-use, closed liquid dispensing systems and kits.
Applications: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how robots are helping to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
Briefs: AR/AI
See how immersive mixed reality has helped medtech manufacturers maintain factory output despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
There are no true "medical robots," says an industry expert. Here's why.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
R&D: Energy
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: Design
Start simple, collaborate early, and seek deep expertise are just three of the important ideas in a post-pandemic medical market.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
Briefs: Wearables
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
Briefs: Medical
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Global Innovations: Medical
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A blood-sampling robot performed as well (or better) than people.
Features: Connectivity
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.

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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.

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