Keyword: Manufacturing processes

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Briefs: Materials
The new class of materials is insoluble, so it can be used over and over again. Such catalysts could be used to coat tubing and perform chemical transformations on reactants as they flow through the tube.
Applications: Medical

For years, ultrasonic welding has been used in cleanrooms where plastic components are assembled to complete medical and electronic...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Surface mount technology (SMT) is widely accepted as the ideal process for electronic products that are compact, lightweight, and high speed. Both...

Features: Medical

Forensic cost analysis methods have already gained traction in the automotive industry, which has long recognized the value of determining an accurate cost of components and...

Features: Materials

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

Applications: Robotics, Automation & Control

As the cost of shrink tubing used in the production of catheters has increased, and supply chain issues caused delivery delays, FEP shrink tubing, for example, has become a very expensive...

Features: Materials

The basis of metal injection molding (MIM) technology involves fine metal powders, which are combined with thermoplastic binders and surfactants, allowing injection in a plastic...

R&D: Medical

As advances in wearable devices push the amount of information they can provide consumers, sensors increasingly must conform to the contours of the body. One approach applies the...

Briefs: Materials

Engineering researchers have invented an advanced brain-computer interface with a flexible and moldable backing and penetrating microneedles. Adding a flexible backing to this kind of...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Features: Materials
Learn about the different material options for balloon catheters.
Briefs: Medical
The ink could be used to make parts for tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and drug delivery.
Technology Leaders: Design
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Features: Medical
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
Features: Materials
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Energy
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: Materials
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.

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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.