Keyword: Anthropometric test devices

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Briefs: Medical

More than 95 percent of point-of-care (POC) professionals expect to see an expansion of POC manufacturing enabled by additive manufacturing, commonly called 3D printing....

Features: Medical

For years, anatomical models have played important roles in hospitals and healthcare facilities. From educational aids to practice dummies, these models serve many functions for...

Features: Medical

In the last three years, there has been an explosion of published content in medical journals related to 3D printing in medicine. This is a great testament to the uptick in innovation and...

Applications: Robotics, Automation & Control

The Department of Neurological Surgery at St. Louis University has partnered with the university's School of Engineering to begin quantifying how advanced manufacturing practices...

Technology Leaders: Materials

Guide wires with a highly lubricious coating are an essential staple of many interventional procedures. In the operating room (OR), you can observe guide wires undergoing multiple passes, constant...

Features: Medical

For a patient experiencing a brain aneurysm, every second in the operating room counts in quickly and successfully clipping the aneurysm to stop blood flow and prevent permanent damage....

Briefs: Medical
Developing Physiologic Models for Emergency Medical Procedures Under Microgravity

Several technological enhancements have been made to METI’s commercial Emergency Care Simulator (ECS) with regard to how microgravity affects human physiology. The ECS uses both a softwareonly lung simulation, and an integrated mannequin lung that uses a physical...

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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.

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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.