Keyword: Manufacturing processes

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Briefs: Medical
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.
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Applications: Medical

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

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Briefs: Medical

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

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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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...

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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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Features: Medical

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...

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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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...

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Technology Leaders: Design
The need for innovations like multi-filar cables and multi-channel transmission cables has become more important than ever.
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Features: Packaging & Sterilization
See how components suppliers can help therapeutic manufacturers choose the right material for the right application.
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R&D: Medical
Skin-sensing wearables coat copper nanowires with graphene oxide.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
The noninvasive nanochip applies a harmless electric spark to deliver specific genes in a fraction of a second.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
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Features: Regulations/Standards
Bring your project from the process development phase of manufacturing to a fully validated one.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
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Features: Materials
Learn about the different material options for balloon catheters.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The ink could be used to make parts for tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and drug delivery.
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Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
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Briefs: Medical
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
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Features: Medical
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
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Features: Tubing & Extrusion
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
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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.
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R&D: Green Design & Manufacturing
Chemists are studying shellfish to develop new, safer, and more sustainable adhesives for a variety of uses, including bandages and other medical applications.
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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.
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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.
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Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Developing a Package Performance Testing Plan
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To find out more about the expertise required to develop a testing plan for package performance testing, MDB recently spoke with Sunny Modi, Director of Package Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing in Lancaster, PA.

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