Keyword: Parts

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Briefs: Design
For the medical device industry, the cutting edge of parts machining goes far beyond having the latest CNC equipment and accessories.
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...

Technology Leaders: Motion Control

Biologic drugs change the way the human immune system responds to numerous diseases and conditions. These drugs have revolutionized disease treatments and offer hope to many...

Features: Regulations/Standards
Although the pandemic has delayed the MDR’s validation date, it has not diminished the importance of this new regulation.
R&D: Medical
The research offers potential inspiration for microfluidic pumps that allow the controlled flow of liquids.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The polymer gear material reduces noise and absorbs shock and vibration.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
Features: Medical
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
Features: Medical
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical OEMs are increasingly turning to integrated rupture disk assemblies with all components combined by the manufacturer.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
Features: Regulations/Standards
Rodd Turnquist tells Medical Design Briefs how to select the best pumps for medical devices and accelerating time to market.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Medical pipettes, syringes, and mesotherapy devices often move loads linearly instead of rotationally.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn how sealing materials have been developed to meet the most stringent needs in life sciences applications.
Features: Medical
Sealed pump systems can dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of chemical transfer.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
Features: Medical
In the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for demanding physical applications
Applications: Medical
Even the latest medical and biomedical innovations, from imaging equipment to sensors, require fasteners that never fail.
Applications: Design
Major ventilator manufacturers began implementing "crash programs" to expand their production lines, attempting to cram multiple years’ worth of output into the span of a few months.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Makers of medical, exoskeletal and surgical products that use cables are still asking for stronger, more flexible materials.
Features: Medical
Battery-powered, highly portable oxygen concentrators are a growing trend in patient mobility, but building the devices is still an engineering challenge.
Features: Medical

There is no one-size-fits-all material when producing mechanical cable. The material chosen to produce wire rope can vary from one application to the next, because commonly, no two applications place the same...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

The medical market is becoming more and more impacted by influences of emerging market mega trends including expanding global markets, where products must be made to meet the...

Briefs: Materials

Silicone has a long and proven history of use with medical devices and can provide many benefits, from flexibility to cushioning. When working with some medical devices, however,...

Applications: Medical

Laser sintering technology enables medical technology designers to print plastic objects for feasibility studies within a very short time. The functional prototypes...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

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

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.