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Features: Test & Measurement

Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM)/ 3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development. Industry is now...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how immersive mixed reality has helped medtech manufacturers maintain factory output despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
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Features: Design

Digital design tools — computer modeling and realistic simulation — have emerged as key contributors to success in medical device product design and manufacturing, and increasingly in the...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Newark College of Engineering has opened a training-focused, rapid prototyping facility that is central to both the university’s...

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Briefs: Design

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

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Features: Medical

The definition of a disposable device can vary. At one end of the spectrum are completely disposable, single-use devices that are designed for use on one patient...

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Applications: Medical

Ablation, or the use of high-frequency electromagnetic (EM) energy to destroy soft-tissue tumors, has been in existence for a few decades, but in recent years its underlying technology...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The manufacture of medical devices involves some of the most sophisticated machining processes found in industry today. From a machining perspective, the machine tools that make up...

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Technology Leaders: Connectivity

After a 20-year effort to establish standards which would minimize the risk of medical misconnections, the pending release of the ISO 80369 series of standards has...

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Briefs: Medical

A new resource created by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, provides both experienced and novice researchers with the...

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R&D: Imaging

A new design tool that can interpret hand gestures, enables designers at Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, to create and modify three-dimensional shapes using only their hands as a "natural user...

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Applications: Medical

Steven Conrad, MD, PhD, an emergency and critical care physician at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, is not your typical physician. When he’s...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The rapid advance of medical technology has created a growing need for ever more precise technologies to measure and inspect medical components. One of the...

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Global Innovations: Medical
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom www.shef.ac.uk

Injuries to the peripheral nervous system (PNS) are extremely common and affect 1 in 1000 individuals every year....

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Briefs: Medical

Manufacturers of orthopedic implants take great care to ensure that their products are of the highest quality. One way they do this is by performing numerous...

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Briefs: Medical
More-Realistic Digital Modeling of a Human Body

A MATLAB computer program has been written to enable improved (relative to an older program) modeling of a human body for purposes of designing space suits and other hardware with which an astronaut must interact. The older program implements a kinematic model based on traditional anthropometric...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish a safe and effective EO Sterilization for medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, director of microbiology for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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