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Supplements: Regulations/Standards
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Supplements: IoMT
In our winter edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
From the Editor: Wearables
Malnati says COVID-19 has led to a wider variety of remote monitoring technology — from wearables to new smartphone apps.
Supplements: Packaging & Sterilization
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This feature presents insights from industry leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, and those inspiring other women through education.
News: Robotics, Automation & Control

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...

Features: Communications

Technology has always played a central role in healthcare. From microscopes to medical imaging, and from pacemakers to prosthetics, technological breakthroughs throughout history have improved diagnosis,...

Features: Medical

In the injectable drug-delivery industry, expectations for improved patient experiences with administration and at-home delivery of therapeutic regimens are evolving. Products that combine the...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Medbio, Grand Rapids, MI, has opened a second manufacturing facility. The company is an outsource manufacturer offering design and engineering, manufacturing, assembly, and packaging solutions for the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Hold speed or hold velocity? How many machines today have it, and what does it do to the process?

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Modern science has allowed surgeons to fix the human body amazingly fast yet leave behind only small traces where repairs were performed. One of the more commonly used methods to...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Frequently used as a design validation and prototyping tool in its early days, the 3D printer now supports a much wider range of applications, from shape-conforming electronics to the creation of...

NASA Spinoff: Medical
NASA Technology

We often imagine that inventions are born whole: Thomas Edison creates the incandescent light bulb and lights up Christie Street in Menlo Park on New Year’s Eve,...

INSIDER: Materials
Plastics Machinery Shipments Rise 13.5%

According to a recent report by the SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Associations’ Committee on Equipment Statistics, for the second straight quarter, North American shipments of plastics machinery registered a strong year-over-year increase in the first quarter of 2016. Shipments of primary plastics...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Martin Thuo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University, and his research group are using materials expertise to study soft matter,...

Briefs: Software

When bringing new medical equipment or portable mobile medical devices to market, manufacturers turn to packaging engineers to develop custom case solutions that can enhance and...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Inside Story: Mike Boivin, Manufacturing Manager - New England Catheter

To get a better idea of the importance of New England Catheter’s capabilities for medical device customers, Medical Design Briefs spoke with Mike Boivin, manufacturing manager at New England Catheter.

Mission Accomplished: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Have you heard of Robohand? No, it’s not the next sci-fi blockbuster. It’s a story of compassion, technology, and a collaboration from 10,000 miles apart between Richard...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Instrumentation Laboratory, Bedford, MA, is a worldwide manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents, and controls for use in hospitals and independent clinical...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, has more than tripled the speed of its PICO™ series of piezoelectric jet dispensing systems— from 150Hz (cycles per second) up to an industry-leading...

Features: Electronics & Computers

Electrical equipment used in medical technology must not place patients or medical staff in danger. This, in turn, requires that designing safe equipment starts at the...

News: Medical
Reshoring Initiative Celebrates First Anniversary

The Reshoring Initiative, whose ongoing mission is to broadcast the benefits of reshoring or bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States, celebrated its first year of incorporation, as well as the achievement of significant national attention and support of its efforts. The number of...

Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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.