Keyword: Machinery

Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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Features: Regulations/Standards
Although the pandemic has delayed the MDR’s validation date, it has not diminished the importance of this new regulation.
Briefs: Materials
The polymer gear material reduces noise and absorbs shock and vibration.
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The research tackles long-unsolvable problems in biological systems at the cellular level.
Technology Leaders: Wearables
A modular exoskeleton relies on robust connectors.
Products: Electronics & Computers
A thermal cycling calculator, a universal machining center, microdrills, and more.
Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products: Software
Productivity software, ceramic additives, metal powders, and more.
Products: Imaging
Medical-grade power adapters, fume hoods, image sensors, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Reference design kits, smart textiles, thermoplastic elastomers, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A growing number of companies are turning to sterile, single-use, closed liquid dispensing systems and kits.
Supplements: Electronics & Computers
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Products: Data Acquisition
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
Products: Materials
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.
Features: Materials
Imagine a world where, instead of a physical warehouse full of actual products, you have an entire digital warehouse of design files.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Magnetic angle sensors, heat-staking platforms, regulatory software, and more.
Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Breakthrough may increase the number of available organs for transplantation.
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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Medical Device Manufacturing Software

Master Control, Salt Lake City, UT, has released a software platform designed to automate production and improve operational quality....

Briefs: Materials

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

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Photo Etching

A capabilities brochure from Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, describes how the photo etching process enables the company to produce prototype quantities and large...

Products: Test & Measurement
CT Measurement Software

Werth, Inc., Old Saybrook, CT, has released a computed tomography machine designed to reduce time lag caused by the start-stop...

R&D: Software

Intricate tasks that require dexterous in-hand manipulation — rolling, pivoting, bending, and sensing friction — are a challenge for today's robots. A University of Washington team of computer scientists...

Ask the Expert

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.

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.