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Features: Medical

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...

Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
The need for innovations like multi-filar cables and multi-channel transmission cables has become more important than ever.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how components suppliers can help therapeutic manufacturers choose the right material for the right application.
R&D: Wearables
Skin-sensing wearables coat copper nanowires with graphene oxide.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The noninvasive nanochip applies a harmless electric spark to deliver specific genes in a fraction of a second.
Briefs: Medical
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
Features: Regulations/Standards
Bring your project from the process development phase of manufacturing to a fully validated one.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Features: Materials
Learn about the different material options for balloon catheters.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The ink could be used to make parts for tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and drug delivery.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Briefs: Materials
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Features: Photonics/Optics
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
Features: Wearables
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
R&D: Materials
Chemists are studying shellfish to develop new, safer, and more sustainable adhesives for a variety of uses, including bandages and other medical applications.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new technique that mimics the ancient Japanese art of kirigami may offer an easier way to fabricate complex 3D nanostructures for use in applications, including healthcare.
Technology Leaders: Medical
For all of the advancements available in ultrasonic technology, there are certain component, material, or application characteristics that can make assembly quality very difficult to control.
Briefs: Motion Control
Achievable coils increase the capabilities of the micromotors.
Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion
Medical device OEMs often face a tough decision: Use HCR or LSR for medical device component manufacturing?
Features: Transportation
The "Evolving To MedDev" 2021 digital event will provide automotive and aerospace companies with practical information about how they can enter into the medical device supply chain.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The surface waves provide a thermal transport solution.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Imagine a world where, instead of a physical warehouse full of actual products, you have an entire digital warehouse of design files.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Inspection, measurement, and documentation are critical elements.
Technology Leaders: Medical
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
Researchers have printed sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.
R&D: Medical
Genetic material is delivered without producing inflammation or toxicity in the body.

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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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.