Keyword: Parts

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R&D: Medical
The research offers potential inspiration for microfluidic pumps that allow the controlled flow of liquids.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
Features: Design
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
Technology Leaders: Materials
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: 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.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn how sealing materials have been developed to meet the most stringent needs in life sciences applications.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Materials
In the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for demanding physical applications
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Design
Makers of medical, exoskeletal and surgical products that use cables are still asking for stronger, more flexible materials.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Battery-powered, highly portable oxygen concentrators are a growing trend in patient mobility, but building the devices is still an engineering challenge.
Features: Materials

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: Medical
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.
Technology Leaders: Connectivity

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In today’s world of medical device manufacturing, cost pressures are very real. At the same time, cost savings can be just as real, especially when companies examine their manufacturing...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization

Updates to ISO 11607, Parts 1 and 2, have left many medical device manufacturers wondering about the future of their packaging designs. These changes come at a stressful...

R&D: Medical

A new multitasking exoskeleton can be used for any of an entire arm’s eight movements that originate from the shoulder, elbow, or wrist joints. Detachable parts allow the therapist to focus on a...

R&D: AR/AI

Researchers are addressing the tendency to stumble in lower-body prosthetics by understanding the way people with two legs catch themselves. They accomplished this by covering test...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reel-to-reel insert molding can prove a more efficient process for design engineers when it comes to lowering assembly costs. The process is best suited for products that require dimensional stability and need to function in harsh environments.

Ask the Expert

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.