Keyword: Production control

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Briefs: Materials
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Features: Design
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
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.
Features: Medical

By utilizing state-of-the-art production equipment and processes, machining tolerances are held extremely close on today's multi-lumen and multilayer medical tubing. It is important to note that...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Depositing small, repeatable volumes of fluid in assembly applications spans a diverse range of industries. The ability to deposit precise amounts of material is an...

Applications: Imaging

Computed tomography (CAT or CT) imaging is an incredible tool doctors use to help detect and diagnose patients noninvasively. Using specialized x-ray technology, the device has the...

Features: Medical

When ISO 9001 was produced by the International Standards Organization, it put forth the general quality standard that organizations could adopt to ensure that the organization is focused on...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

In order to stay competitive in today’s medical device marketplace, it is imperative that companies continually invest in the latest technologies to ensure that they...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Machinists know that when it comes to precision machining, the importance of a toolholder cannot be overstated. The quality of the toolholder plays an even greater role when precision...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Surface mount solid tantalum capacitors are a well-established technology and have been broadly employed in medical devices for decades. There are many reasons to choose tantalum,...

Technology Leaders: Packaging & Sterilization

The market for medical electronics is huge and growing. The astounding capabilities of digital technology and broadband connectivity are “a perfect storm,” enabling doctors...

Features: IoMT

Cyber threats to health delivery organizations (HDOs) and the medical device industry as a whole have hit a new level of maturity in the last year. A decade ago, the attack scene was...

Features: Medical

Until recently, developers and manufacturers of medical devices have not been required to consider security in their products. New guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and expanded European...

Features: Medical

Electric servo motors are rapidly replacing mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic actuation systems in plastic injection molds, particularly those used in medical...

Features: Medical

In any manufacturing environment, including life science manufacturing, it is difficult to evaluate a process that cannot be quantified and measured. But today's precision dispensing...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Efficient production control is a key industrial technology. The notion of building up two parallel factories instead of one may sound like nothing but doubling of effort. But what if one of the...

Features: IoMT

For years, the medical device industry has been leading the adoption of additive manufacturing. With the evolution of high-precision printers that span a large offering of...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

Today's machining tolerances are held extremely close on multilumen and multi-layer medical tubing through the use of state-of-the-art production equipment and processes. Any...

Features: Regulations/Standards

Safety and reliability are the key concerns when determining the right power source for a medical device. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are often considered for their higher...

Features: Medical

Ultrasonic welding of thermoplastics has been widely used by the medical industry to assemble plastic parts and components in just seconds without additional...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization

The medical device industry often gets attention for its innovation and constant evolution. However, even the most innovative medical device technology is of no use...

Features: Materials

In an increasingly volatile and complex market environment, adaptability becomes essential to success and business growth for today’s medical extruder. Basic to...

Features: Materials

High-tech adhesives are very reliable and issues do not occur often. When used correctly, these adhesives can resolve many design issues while also saving money, time, and effort. However, there are...

Features: Medical

Many of today’s medical applications use high-quality silica optical fiber. Because a broad range of optical fibers is available to serve this market, users must carefully choose the...

Features: Medical

The value of an industry-recognized accreditation has been long acknowledged, but difficult to quantify in tangible terms. In 2010/2011, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the global association of...

Features: Medical

In recent decades, plastics have made healthcare simpler, less difficult, and make new techniques and prostheses possible. Therefore, it is more...

Technology Leaders: Medical

It seems the biggest ideas get the most attention, and nothing could be more true than when launching a new medical technology, and/or devices. The development time...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Many medical devices and applications require small metal components that demand very specific characteristics. These can include:

Technology Leaders: Medical

It is clear that the medical electronics industry has entered an era of dramatic transitions that touch virtually every aspect of the business from...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

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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.