Keyword: Production

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Features: Medical

Hoses and tubes are extensively used within the healthcare and medical industry in a variety of applications, from wound drains and catheters to drug...

Features: Test & Measurement

Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM)/ 3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development. Industry is now...

Briefs: Medical

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Plastic consumables for medical applications are often very complex and sophisticated devices. Before these devices can be used by healthcare workers or home care patients, they...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn how a dedicated team of experts at a rapid development center (RDC) can improve the design process.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Technology Leaders: Design
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Applications: Packaging & Sterilization
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Features: Photonics/Optics
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Features: Medical
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
Features: Medical
A growing number of companies are turning to sterile, single-use, closed liquid dispensing systems and kits.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
When the COVID-19 pandemic grounded much of the U.S. aerospace business in 2020, a Massachusetts-based contract manufacturer was forced to improvise.
Features: Materials
Senior Director Asmita Khanolkar tell us what she sees for the medical materials industry, in a post-COVID world.
Briefs: Wearables
It is essential to incorporate PCBA cleaning into the planning and production of wearables.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
The latest benchtop dispensers provide a high degree of process control, capable of dispensing adhesives, solder pastes, and all other assembly fluids with high consistency.
R&D: Wearables
Genetic material is delivered without producing inflammation or toxicity in the body.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Weighing your testing options is imperative to submission success.
Features: Medical
Regardless of the pace of production, quality control testing is still required to ensure that the products being sent to our front lines will perform as required.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Major ventilator manufacturers began implementing "crash programs" to expand their production lines, attempting to cram multiple years’ worth of output into the span of a few months.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Makers of medical, exoskeletal and surgical products that use cables are still asking for stronger, more flexible materials.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In the process, a high-yield electrodeposition is applied on certain conductive substrates.
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...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Biologics and personalized medicine are increasingly becoming more popular — causing the biomanufacturing industry to change. Instead of sticking to large-scale production...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Laser sintering technology enables medical technology designers to print plastic objects for feasibility studies within a very short time. The functional prototypes...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, has been evolving for the last 30 years. Now it’s set to enter the mainstream, and evolving technology including new printers...

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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.