Keyword: Industrial Controls & Automation

Manufacturing & Prototyping

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Applications: Robotics, Automation & Control

As the cost of shrink tubing used in the production of catheters has increased, and supply chain issues caused delivery delays, FEP shrink tubing, for example, has become a very expensive...

Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.
Products: Communications
Electrolyte tanks, medical servers, lab management software, and more.
Features: AR/AI
Going into 2022, remote monitoring, wearables, sensors, and other "mHealth" products are taking center stage.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
On-premises data centers give way to virtual solutions.
Supplements: Materials
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.
Products: Medical
A new class of 3D Printing resins for healthcare applications.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Products: Motion Control
Medical-grade power adapters, fume hoods, image sensors, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Automation removes the possibility of human error in high-precision or repetitive processes.
Briefs: Medical
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
Supplements: AR/AI
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
When the COVID-19 pandemic grounded much of the U.S. aerospace business in 2020, a Massachusetts-based contract manufacturer was forced to improvise.
Features: AR/AI
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Gradient Valves

Clippard, Cincinnati, OH, has released gradient valves that feature multiple two-way, normally closed solenoids connected around a central body. The...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A powerful private sector consortium in the UK has developed a connected facility that will de-risk investment in the digital technologies at the heart of the government’s...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Scientists have developed software that enables industrial robots to form and adjust the trajectories of the movements of their tools while maintaining accuracy in real time. The software uses...

Features: Design

Orthopedic devices play a crucial role in providing pain relief, improving mobility, and enhancing the quality of life for patients suffering from musculoskeletal...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A microrobot can take up to 8 hours to make. With the help of a 3D printer, University of Toronto engineers got the process down to 20 minutes
R&D: Wearables

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

When small and mid-sized medical device manufacturers envision a robot, many think of either huge industrial robots working in fenced-off areas in large factories or...

Features: Connectivity

We live in a fast-changing world that is delivering rapid advances in technology and greater consumer expectations. Along with changing...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

NuTec Tooling Solution has released the compiled results of its first annual Industrial Automation Impact Survey conducted at the end of 2017. The survey evaluated the degree to which industrial...

Features: Test & Measurement

With the ever-increasing influx of automation in the manufacturing industry, the process of prioritizing accurate measurements is needed now more than ever to ensure that...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have demonstrated how Microsoft’s HoloLens technology can be used for guiding robots to assist with assembly. Examples of the group’s augmented reality (AR)...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

Mission Accomplished: Photonics/Optics

Anyone who remembers the Micro Machines line of toys might be surprised to learn that the tiny model vehicles are positively gargantuan compared with actual micromachine...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

In the mid-1990s scientists at NASA Kennedy Space Center were experimenting with an unusual substance: cow digestive bacteria. Could it break down leftover dead plant matter in...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

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.

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.