Keyword: Plastics

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Briefs: Materials
By choosing specialty thermoplastics, device manufacturers can help reduce the environmental impact of their products while gaining plastic's well-known benefits of expanded design freedom and streamlined, high-volume production of parts compared to metal alternatives.
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Products: Medical
See the product of the month: Formlabs' three healthcare-focused materials -- BioMed Elastic 50A Resin, BioMed Flex 80A Resin, and IBT Flex Resin.
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News: Medical

MGS Mfg. Group, Inc. (MGS), a global provider of integrated manufacturing solutions for complex, high-precision plastic components for healthcare and pharma applications, has acquired...

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Supplements: Connectivity
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.
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Features: Materials
A previous article described the theoretical framework for USW of thermoplastics. This article presents the key parameters and materials influencing an ultrasonic welding process, so that USW can be accomplished successfully.
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Briefs: Materials
The molecules in our bodies are in constant communication. Now, researchers have developed a new technology that makes it easier to eavesdrop on our body’s inner conversations.
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Technology Leaders: Materials
A family of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) crosslinked by irradiation improve thermomechanical properties and chemical resistance at elevated temperatures.
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R&D: Materials

A new string-like implant can monitor fluctuations in brain chemicals, like a fitness tracker for the brain.

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INSIDER: Materials

Two new LNP™ CRX polycarbonate (PC) copolymer resins from SABIC offer a distinct combination of robust chemical and impact resistance, thin-wall transparency, dimensional...

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Blog: Medical

The global medical tubing market size was worth around USD 10.5 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 17.0 billion by 2030 with a compound annual...

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R&D: Medical
Researchers have designed a transparent polymer film that conducts electricity as effectively as other commonly used materials, while also being flexible and easy to use at an industrial scale.
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Briefs: Materials
A team of scientists and engineers has developed a first-of-its-kind, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth.
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News: Materials

Raumedic AG, Helmbrechts, Germany, has published its first sustainability report based on the internationally recognized standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The report relates to...

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Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
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Features: Medical
For medical device manufacturers that work with different kinds of plastics, utilizing plasma treatments can create competitive advantages.
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Features: Test & Measurement
Disinfectant formulations tend to be comprised of an active ingredient, a solvent or aqueous carrier solution, and additional constituents that enhance the formulation’s properties.
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Briefs: Materials

It may look like a bizarre bike helmet, or a piece of equipment found in Doc Brown’s lab in Back to the Future, yet this gadget made of plastic and copper wire is a...

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Briefs: Medical

The medical packaging market has quickly embraced the use of automation for the thermoforming process. Automation has enabled adherence to stringent quality requirements and has...

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Features: Green Design & Manufacturing

In today’s world, many consumers are demanding that brands and corporations become more sustainable and make a dedicated effort to reduce their carbon footprint. This has led...

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Features: Materials

Hoses and tubes are extensively used within the healthcare and medical industry in a variety of applications, from wound drains and catheters to drug...

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INSIDER: Medical

The all-new IM Engineering South is dubbed the “six-in-one advanced design and manufacturing expo,” which includes MD&M South. The event, which takes place June 14–16, is designed to give...

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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.
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Products: Materials
Heavy-Duty Enclosures

Bud Industries, Cleveland, OH, has introduced a series of heavy-duty plastic enclosures that are designed to provide flexibility in installing printed circuit boards and other...

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Features: Materials

Plastic consumables for medical applications are often very complex and sophisticated devices. Before these devices can be used by healthcare workers or home care patients, they...

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INSIDER: Materials

The three-legged stool of medical device innovation requires great technical capability, of course, but also a deep understanding of the related medicine (anatomy, pathology, procedural...

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INSIDER: Materials

Predictive medicine has its roots in early warning systems and diagnostic early detection. Prognostic devices are a new genre of diagnostic devices that not only detect and diagnose...

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Supplements: Packaging & Sterilization
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.
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Products: Materials
Linear stepper stages, tubing, Bluetooth modules, and more.
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Features: Materials
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
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Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Selecting the Best Pump for Your Medical Device
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MDB spoke to Rodd Turnquist, National Sales Manager US, OEM Division, WMFTS, to find out more about selecting the best pumps for medical devices and accelerating time to market.

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