Piezo motion-based precision mechanisms provide a number of features that are highly sought after in medical applications, such as lubricant-free design and sterile, ceramic actuation. Ceramics...

Budget cutbacks due to healthcare reform, hospital pricing pressures, and changes to reimbursement are limiting money funneling into the medical device...

Micronor Inc., Newbury Park, CA, introduces the world’s first commercially-available MRI-safe linear position sensor system for OEM motion control applications. With 100μm...

Intersil Corporation, Milpitas, CA, announced the first 60V synchronous buck controller able to bypass the step-down conversion stage traditionally employed in industrial applications. The ISL8117 synchronous...

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, introduces the EV Series Automatic Dispensing System, which delivers easy automation for precise fluid application. With DispenseMotion software, the EV Series is easy...

Products: Medical
Fairloc Bellows Couplings

Designatronics, Inc., New Hyde Park, NY, introduces a new line of couplings. Sterling Instrument’s Miniature Fairloc® bellows couplings are zero backlash, easy to install, and correct for angular and parallel...

Interpower Group of Companies, Oskaloosa, IA, has expanded its cord set and power cord product lines with two new power cords and three new cord sets featuring the preferred configuration of the SANS...

Products: Medical
Custom Mini Components

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Minneapolis, MN, announces custom miniaturized components in a broad range of materials. The company can mold miniature components for fluid delivery systems using custom blends of PEEK,...

Products: Medical
clipKIT Heat Sink Attachment

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., Norwood, MA, introduces clipKIT™, a heat sink attachment system that can be used with most industry standard, off the shelf straight fin, pin fin, cross cut, or slant fin heat...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Durable Metalized Windows

Reynard Corporation, San Clemente, CA, now provides high performance metalized win dows used in a variety of applications such as windows for cryogenic storage dewars, hermetically sealed detectors, medical...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
BiSlide Modular Design

Velmex, Inc., Bloomfield, NY, announces that its BiSlide positioning stage is constructed with hard coat anodized, aluminum dovetail ways, and smooth motion PTFE bearings. BiSlide assemblies have a load capacity of 300...

Glenbrook Technologies, Randolph, NJ, announces desktop fluoroscopic X-ray imaging of medical devices. Its JewelBox Ultra Compact delivers the ultimate x-ray image quality at the lowest radiation dose...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
GP-1812 Workstation

Mundt & Associates, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, announces that its basic GP-12 laser work station is configured with three axes, X, Y, and Z of servo-controlled motion. The system is expandable to 12 axes of motion as the...

Glebar Company, Ramsey, NJ, announces that a new arthroscopic shaver application, developed by Glebar for its advanced GT-610 CNC centerless grinder, is now delivering the most precise inner and outer tubes for...

Products: Medical
PCB Vertical Card Guides

Keystone Electronics Corp., Astoria, NY, introduces a new assortment of durable nylon card guides for vertical mount circuit boards. Engineered to stack and secure printed circuit boards, these new guides install...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High Torque DC Brushless Motors

maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, is launching its EC-i 40 DC brushless motor in a High Torque version. The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm and delivers up to 234 mNm...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fischer Core Series Stainless Steel

Fischer Connectors, Inc., Alpharetta, GA, announces the launch of its new premiumgrade Stainless Steel range of circular connectors. They offer outstanding chemical, temperature, and radiation resistance....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ceramic Piezoelectric Actuators

Morgan Advanced Materials, Windsor, UK, introduces multilayer ceramic piezoelectric actuators. Their multi-layer structure allows devices to generate large mechanical strains at relatively low voltages, making...

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, introduces four TVS Diode Arrays that occupy less board space than similar industry offerings. The SP1013 and SP1014 fit into a standard 0201 footprint but offer a 30%...

Products: Medical
Modular Microliter Pump

2E Mechatronic GmbH & Co., Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany, announces a new pump system combining the benefits of diaphragm, piston injection, and peristaltic pumps. The basic pump has up to five independent flow...

Products: Medical
Voice Coil Actuator

BEI Kimco Magnetics, Vista, CA, announces its LAS13-54-001Z Linear Housed Voice Coil Actuator, which features an integral built-in position sensor and moving magnet design with resolution and force attributes to...

EM Microelectronic, Marin, Switzerland, has released its latest version of the EM9301 ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart Controller. Optimized for different ultra-low power modes, the new chip consumes only...

Semiconductor chip technology has miniaturized by leaps and bounds over the past couple of decades, enabling the modern era we live in with smartphones, tablets, and...

It is clear that the medical electronics industry has entered an era of dramatic transitions that touch virtually every aspect of the business from...

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A team of scientists at the Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Medicine has...

From the Editor: Medical
From the Editor — As Components Shrink, Business Grows

The demand for electronics is growing exponentially. Advances in sensors, integrated circuits, and wireless communications have allowed the design of low-cost, miniature, lightweight, and intelligent devices that can sense, process, and communicate health information through wireless...

Silicone, a highly versatile synthetic polymer, seems to show up everywhere from cooking utensils and adhesives to sealants and cosmetics. Its unique properties have contributed to...

Most orthopedic implant manufacturers still rely heavily on traditional coatings for their implants, such as sintered bead and plasma-sprayed metallic and hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings. These...

RTP Company, Winona, MN, has developed a proprietary alloy technology, known as the RTP 2000 HC series, designed to maintain strength, functionality, and integrity, even with repeated...

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