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Products : Photonics/Optics
Custom Submillimeter Optics

Bern Optics (Westfield, MA) offers custom optical elements with dimensions as small as 0.20 mm. They can be custom engineered, ground, and polished to micron tolerances in a variety of configurations including lenses, prisms, axicons, filters, windows, domes, and mirrors, as well as special components with...

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Thermal Barrier

Concept Group (West Berlin, NJ) has developed the Insulon® Shaped-Vacuum Thermal Barrier, suitable for delivering vacuum insulation at small scales. Applications that need to overcome cooling or heating challenges in smaller packages — for instance, to deliver thermal insulation to extremely cold cryosurgical probes used to...

Products : Materials
Film Coater

Nordson ASYMTEK (Carlsbad, CA) has introduced the Select Coat® SC- 280, a film coater for automated, selective, and precision application of conformal coating materials. The film coater applies conformal coating material in a controlled, uniform film rather than an atomized spray. Material is directed under low pressure through the...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Magnetic Reed Switches

Standex Electronics (Cincinnati, OH) offers a range of microminiature magnetic reed switches suitable for hearing aids, pill cams, bone shavers, and other surgical and medical devices. Custom components are also available for incorporation of upstream and downstream components like connectors, wiring harnesses, and...

Products : Medical
Disposable Webbed EEG Electrodes

Rhythmlink International (Columbia, SC) has launched a hybrid of two of its current products: the Disposable Webbed EEG Electrode, which combines the Disposable EEG Cup and the Spider™ EEG Electrode. It is available in four different lengths and 10 different color leadwires per pouch.

Products : Electronics & Computers
Floating-Point Microcontroller

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) offers the SM320F28 335-HT Delfino 32-bit fl oatingpoint microcontroller (MCU) for extreme temperature operation from -55 °C to 210 °C. It is suitable for harsh and h ot environments, medical instruments, and surgical tools requiring sterilization. It includes 512 KB of embedded...

Products : Motion Control
Positioning Platform

Dover (Westborough, MA) offers the Airglide LED Wafer System, now available in a wide base version for additional stiffness and support for larger payloads up to 50 kg, over travels up to 1 full meter. This positioning solution is designed for stepping or scanning applications, and is suitable for laser processing of LED or...

Features : Medical
Crafting Complex Ceramic Implants With FCP Technology

Fast Ceramics Production (FCP) is a proprietary three-dimensional stereo lithography technology that is applied to ceramics to create patient-specific or volume production ceramic bone substitutes and implants. The process, developed by 3DCeram (Colorado Springs, CO), brings together...

Features : Software
OS Requirements for Medical Devices Explained

It doesn’t take much of a crystal ball to foresee that the way we deliver health care in the United States is going to be vastly different in the coming years. What is causing this change is threefold:

Features : Medical
Static Analysis Helps FDA Investigate Infusion Pump Defects

Recalls for medical devices are at an all-time high, and defective software is one of the top causes. FDA data indicate that one in every three medical devices that makes use of software for its operation has been recalled due to failure in the software itself.

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reverse-Engineering Addresses Performance Failures in Laser Flow Cytometers

When it comes to critical, life-saving care for animals, veterinarians rely on accurate, timely blood analysis to help them make treatment decisions. Thanks to new developments in medical equipment and software, physicians no longer have to wait three to five days for...

Features : Medical
Molding Technology Pays Off for Medical Manufacturer

Medical device manufacturers that collect and analyze patient data are developing innovative ways to integrate electronics and wireless technology into their products. These innovations often present new design and production challenges. That was the case for American TeleCare Inc. (Eden...

Features : Medical
Pioneering a New Class of MEMS Heart Monitoring Devices

CardioMEMS (Atlanta, GA), a graduate of Georgia Tech's ATDC startup accelerator, is pioneering a new class of heart monitoring devices, based on a sensor that measures intracardiac pressure in people who suffer from congestive heart failure. The company completed a successful clinical trial...

Features : Software
Real Time Location System Tracks Blood Coolers, Saves Blood

Human blood is a precious resource. Because stored blood has a very limited shelf life, keeping every available unit of it suitable for medical use is a crucial function at hospitals and other health care facilities — especially during supply shortages such as those currently being...

Products : Medical
Pumphead

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group (Wilmington, MA) offers the 114D pumphead, suitable for multiple individual pumphead installations. The single channel 114 measures 64 × 64 × 41 mm. It features four rollers for reduced pulsation, and spring loaded tube holders with automatic tube stretching for high accuracy and repeatable flow and pressure...

Products : Medical
Implantable Contact System

Bal Seal Engineering (Foothill Ranch, CA) offers the SYGNUS™ Implantable Contact System, which combines electrical contacts and isolation seals in a standardized, platform-ready “stack” configuration. This turnkey connecting solution is suitable for implantable devices used in cardiac rhythm management,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
5-Axis Machining Center

The DMU 60 eVo from DMG / Mori Seiki USA (Chicago, IL) offers a gantry design for rigidity and precision for manufacturing complex workpieces. It includes an improved swivel rotary table, and an optional linear motor drive. The DMU 60 eVo has a gantry construction in which the X and Y axes are placed in the upper part of...

Products : Medical
Platinum-Cured Silicone Tubing

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) manufactures Silicon® Med-X, silicone tubing that is platinum cured. This version offers the fewest number of extractables, which are compounds that can be drawn out of tubing and adversely affect the fluid flowing within. It also does not contain plasticizers that can leach out...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Solder Cup Spring Pin Headers

Single and double row solder cup spring pin headers from Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) offer a convenient method to make connections between wires and mating components such as P.C. boards, batteries, or other cable assemblies. The pin headers are suitable for wire termination in both test and field applications where...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Edge Welded Bellows

BellowsTech (Ormond Beach, FL) offers edge welded metal bellows accumulators that are comprised of nested rippled diaphragms, and are capable of completely compressing onto themselves. They can also expand up to 25% of their free length. The bellows assembly can be pressurized both internally and externally. With a variety of...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Magnetic Proximity Switch

The Series 9Q magnetic proximity switches from Canfield Connector (Youngstown, OH) are engineered to fit “T” slot extruded actuators. The sensors are offered as a flying lead or 8 mm quick connect. Available in reed or electronic sensing, the rugged polyurethane encapsulated switches feature an on board indicator...

Products : Photonics/Optics
UV-Enhanced SPCM

The SPCM-UV from Excelitas Technologies (Waltham, MA) is a UV-enhanced SPCM (Single Photon Counting Module) with peak sensitivity in the 400–500 nm range. It also offers high photon detection efficiency (PDE) at short wavelengths, low noise performance, and high dynamic range. The SPCM uses a “Geigermode” Si APD...

Products : Electronics & Computers
SMT Key Switches

C&K Components (Newton, MA) has designed the K12S series of robust, IP67-sealed SMT key switches for harsh environment applications. The switches are available with LED illumination or double action and detect versions. The series is RoHS-compliant and halogen- free. Users have the flexibility to tailor force values, actuation...

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Cable Labels

CILS International (Burlington, MA) offers 8/9000 ‘wrap around’ labels that can be computer printed to add variable data (barcodes, serial numbers, etc.) from a standard PC and laser or thermal transfer printer. They come with a self-adhesive clear over-laminate to safeguard the printed data. They can be made to any size or...

Products : Software
Part Inspection Software Module

DISCUS Software Company (Columbus, OH) has released the DISCUS 5.0, an update that further streamlines first article inspection and process planning for quality engineers. The release includes a new product, DISCUS CMM, a revamped DISCUS OCR product, and enhanced tools and functionality. The software module allows...

Products : Motion Control
Brushless DC Motor

Maxon Precision Motors (Fall River, MA) offers a newly designed EC16 brushless DC servo gearmotor that offers a 60° winding pattern, NdFeB high-performance magnet, and higher power output. The EC 16 is available in five winding types as well as with hall sensors or sensorless. Four high-power motors are available: 30 Watt or...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Liquid Silicone Rubber Molding

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (Minneapolis, MN) offers custom injection molded liquid silicone rubber for thinwalled diaphragms suitable for healthcare related applications from dispensing and fluid filtration systems to purification systems. Liquid silicone rubber has good heat resistance to 180 °C and good...

Products : Medical
Vapor Degreasing Solvents

MicroCare Medical (New Britain, CT) will showcase a vapor degreasing process and its offering of precision cleaners. The low viscosity and surface tension ratings of the precision cleaners, combined with their volatility, allow them to clean effectively and penetrate small areas that other cleaners, such as water-based...

Products : Medical
Quartz Crystal

The CC7A-T1A MHz quartz crystal from Micro Crystal (Grenchen, Switzerland) is designed for implantable medical and medical telemetry applications. The precision timing crystal has a package height of 0.90 mm and a foot print of 3.2 × 1.5 mm. It offers a temperature range of –40 to +85/+125 °C, and a highthermal stability (down...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
RF Plastics Welding

Genesis Plastics Welding (Indianapolis, IN) specializes in radio frequency (RF) plastics welding of thermoplastic products and components for industries including medical. The proprietary heat sealing technology allows RF plastics welding of polyethylene, polypropylene, and many low-loss polymers in film, foam, and fabric...

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