Keyword: Design processes

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R&D: Medical

Engineers have developed a more stable prosthetic leg — and a better way of designing them — that could make challenging terrain more manageable for people who have lost a lower...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognize objects through touch alone. Signals are collected by a user wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have designed a temperature-controllable copper-based material for sieving or storing different kinds of gases. The rationale used to design the material could act as a blueprint for developing...

Features: Wearables

People often talk about thinking “outside the box” but one of the things most exciting in modern technology is being able to design “off the glass” — meaning a piece of technology...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Precision in surgery is paramount. Surgeons rely on a variety of handheld instruments, and they increasingly want tools that can aid in accessing hard-to-reach areas...

Briefs: Medical

NIBIB-funded engineers are designing and testing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal heart tissues. The goal is to optimize performance of these valves in an...

Briefs: Connectivity

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in Bluetooth-enabled devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and...

Features: Medical

Selecting an adhesive when designing a wearable medical device is not a trivial exercise. Too often the adhesive selection process is executed with the mindset “tape is...

Features: Medical

Device functionality is usually the starting point when designing devices. Another element that needs to be considered when designing devices and their subsequent components...

Features: Design

Bring to mind your last straight-out-of-the-box experience with a disposable medical device of any kind. Without a doubt, everyone has experienced the same frustrations:...

Features: Materials

Medical device manufacturers often use silicone adhesives to bond parts together when assembling products such as catheters, pacemakers, cochlear implants, aesthetic...

Features: Design

Every year, 50,000 Americans die from colorectal cancer, a common cancer that is easy to detect and can be effectively treated if caught in its earliest stages. Unfortunately, 38 percent of Americans...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization

Medical devices across the United States must not only keep pace with advances in technology but also with the increased use of harsh solvents and...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

In recent years, activity trackers and other wearable electronic devices have gained popularity due to users’ desire to monitor, measure, and track using various real-time...

Features: Wearables

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in RF-enabled medical devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and ensure the ideal radiation...

Features: Medical

Rapid prototyping has long played a vital role in the evolution of medical device technology. Effectively applied during a product's early design stages, it can generate...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Nearly four million infants in developing countries die each year within a month of birth due to complications of prematurity, low birth weight,...

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...

Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics

Handheld medical devices must perform across a wide range of device specifications and end-user environmental conditions. Mechanical and signal...

Features: Electronics & Computers

Many medical applications require heat for optimal performance. For patient comfort, effective treatment, and a variety of diagnostic processes, equipment and fluids...

Features: Electronics & Computers

High-voltage power supplies (HVPSs) are required in multiple configurations and capabilities. The dimensions, type of enclosure, weight, input and outputs, thermal and...

Features: Software

FDA’s introduction to its rules for medical device regulation states: “Medical devices are classified into Class I, II, and III. Regulatory control...

Technology Leaders: Design

More OEMs than ever before are adopting the concept of design for manufacturability (DFM). However, most don’t realize that inspection can represent 20–40...

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...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Engineers designing their own motor drives must accomplish many different tasks, from selecting a microcontroller to choosing the right connectors and power supply for mechanical...

Features: Imaging

According to a report from Markets and Markets, the diagnostic imaging market is expected to reach nearly $36.43 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.6 percent from 2016 to 2021....

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

Its biocompatibility, flexibility, and durability have made extruded silicone the top choice for tubing in many medical devices. Of course, designing devices that...

Technology Leaders: Materials

Medical device engineers are increasingly gravitating toward biomedical textiles to aid in implant performance, including cardiovascular applications such as structural heart implants...

Briefs: Medical

There are many ways to make nanofibers. These versatile materials — whose target applications include everything from tissue engineering to bulletproof vests —...

Ask the Expert

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.

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