Keyword: Heat treatment


Features: Materials
Plasma nitriding has a broad appeal to surface treat many metallic materials used in medical applications, including titanium alloys
R&D: Materials

Researchers have compared two copper-based SMAs of the same composition but fabricated differently. After annealing, the samples were cooled at different rates. Then both samples were heated inside...

Features: Materials

The majority of cardiovascular devices are permanent and, with a few exceptions, are nondegradable. In general, these devices successfully fulfill...

Global Innovations: Medical
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology,
Haifa, Israel

Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Germany have demonstrated for the...

Briefs: Medical

Polylactic acid, or PLA, is a biodegradable polymer commonly used to make a variety of products, from disposable cups to medical implants to drug-delivery systems. A team of Brown...

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...

Briefs: Medical
Batteries can last longer after hydrogen treatment.

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) say that lithium ion batteries can operate longer as well as faster when their...

Features: Medical

The world population is growing, globalization has resulted in a higher standard of living in many countries, and people are living longer. With increased living standards and choices...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Inside Story: Mike Boivin, Manufacturing Manager - New England Catheter

To get a better idea of the importance of New England Catheter’s capabilities for medical device customers, Medical Design Briefs spoke with Mike Boivin, manufacturing manager at New England Catheter.

R&D: Communications

A team of engineers at Tufts University, Medford, MA, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that...

Briefs: Materials

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a fully fluorinated polymer with exceptional chemical and physical properties: excellent chemical resistance, high temperature...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

Inside Story

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.