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R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed a fluid switch using ionic polymer artificial muscles that operates at ultra-low power and produces a force 34 times greater than its weight. Fluid switches control fluid flow, causing the fluid to flow in a specific direction to invoke various movements.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
As the demand for smaller, less intrusive — sometimes even wearable — products grow, engineers must meet these expectations without compromising on pump system performance.
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Products: Materials
See the new products and services, including precision injection molding from Medbio; Covestro's Makrolon 3638 polycarbonate; laser processing systems from Amada Weld Tech; biocompatible adhesives, sealants, and potting materials from EpoxySet; brushless ECX speed motors from maxon; and more.
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Products: Materials
See the new products and services, including Dillon Manufacturing's claw jaws, mesh-morphing technology from RBF Morph, an eQMS from Sierra Labs, Qosina's stopcock manifold, Surface Solutions Group's sustainable coating, Zuken's design platform, and more.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Features: Medical
The global market for both point-of-care testing instruments and home-use medical devices is expected to grow rapidly over the coming decades. To meet this demand, developers will continue to design products that are smaller, less complex, and easier to use.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See the product of the month: a micro diaphragm gas pump from KNF Neuberger.
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Products: Medical
This month's product: Trelleborg has launched a family of products, materials, and services for fluid path single-use equipment designed to accelerate the advancement of life-changing therapies.
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Products: Medical
Manifold for Respiratory Therapy

A turnkey manifold solution designed to optimize respiratory therapy device designs and accelerate product speed to market is available from Emerson, St. Louis, MO....

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Supplements: Test & Measurement
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: Medical
The Product Focus is on fluid handling, including miniature pinch valves, valve controller modules, rocker isolation valves, and more.
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INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A fiber-like pump allows high-pressure fluidic circuits to be woven into textiles without an external pump. Soft supportive exoskeletons, thermoregulatory clothing, and immersive haptics can...

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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Here, the ways that RTPs can help optimize product-handling operations in the life science industries.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See the new products and services from Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, including a leak test instrument, a brushless DC motor, and more.
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Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2021.
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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.
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New products and services for December 2022, including a medical power offering, miniature solenoid valves, medical laser optics, and more.
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Inside Story: Medical
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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White Papers: Medical
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OEM Peristaltic Pump Solutions for Engineers

Our pumps are proven in many medical devices that have been on the market for decades. These predicate devices that use our technology can reduce the amount of validation testing, and achieve a...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Power Clamps

Destaco, Auburn Hills, MI, has released a series of power clamps that feature a lightweight, enclosed aluminum housing and optimized mechanics. The 82L-3E series is available in...

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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mass Flow Controller

High-performance mass flow controllers and meters are available from Sensirion, Stafa, Switzerland. The SFC5500 mass flow controllers are calibrated for multiple gases and come with...

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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

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R&D: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
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R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The research offers potential inspiration for microfluidic pumps that allow the controlled flow of liquids.
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INSIDER: Medical

A fluid pump driven by electrochemical reactions is simple, lightweight, and silent, and it enables self-sensing actuation, with potential applications in wearable technology....

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
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Products: Imaging
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fluid-dispensing systems, a micro-dosing pump, solenoid valves, and more.
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Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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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

Inside Story: Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions
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To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.

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