Keyword: Machinery

Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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

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

Products: Lighting
Medical Device Manufacturing Software

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

Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion

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

Products: Imaging
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 production runs of intricate parts...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
CT Measurement Software

Werth, Inc., Old Saybrook, CT, has released a computed tomography machine designed to reduce time lag caused by the start-stop positioning of the workpiece. The OnTheFly CT uses short...

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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.