No other industry in the US is under more pressure than medical electronics, and those pressures continue mounting each year for greater innovation and products that...

Electrical equipment used in medical technology must not place patients or medical staff in danger. This, in turn, requires that designing safe equipment starts at the...

We’ve all purchased new technologies, trinkets, and toys that were so counterintuitive that it was surprising how the product ever made it to market. While a poor gadget may present...

LinkTech Quick Couplings, Ventura, CA, a global supplier of quick couplings and valves, is offering a new quick coupling made of Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA...

Products: Medical
Heat-Cure Colored Inks

NuSil Technology LLC, Carpinteria, CA, launched a new heat-cure colored inks series, MED-6613-X. The two-part, additioncure inks can be used for pad-printing and silk-screening for marking or coloring silicone rubber...

Contour Energy Systems, Inc., Azusa, CA, introduces its new Lithium/Carbon Fluoride (Li/CFx) primary batteries to be used in medical devices. A proprietary Fluoronetic fabrication...

Products: Medical
Customized Plastic Tubing

Plastic tubing and hose manufacturer NewAge Industries, Inc., Southampton, PA, now offers eight ways to customize tubing. These products, made to an engineer’s or buyer’s specifications, offer the following...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Wireless ELF 2 System

Tekscan, Inc., Boston, MA, has released a Wireless ELF 2 System, which eliminates wires and enables a laptop or PC to quickly capture and store force data for product research, quality assurance, and testing. Wireless...

Products: Motion Control
Range of Silent DC Brush Motors

Crouzet has introduced the DCmind Brush range of direct current brush motors. These soundless motors, even under full load, offer exceptional efficiencies, long service life, and a wide range of gearboxes and...

Chalmers University of Technology,
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A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, say...

From the Editor: Medical
From the Editor — Rapid Growth and Exciting Changes

You may have noticed that there have been some changes afoot at Medical Design Briefs. I’m very pleased to have been come aboard as the new Editor effective with the August 2012 issue. It’s an exciting time for the magazine, having just completed its first full year as a monthly, and...

Mission Accomplished: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA Tooling Techniques Enhance Medical Imaging

They can release as much energy as tens of billions of hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time. They send protons and electrons rocketing at near the speed of light. They heat gas in the...

Speed equates to cost, so faster prototyping and production mean lower costs and faster time to market. Although this statement seems to be fairly easy, there are some considerations to...

Design for Manufacturability (DFM) is a well-established practice, essential in realizing the transformation of new product concepts into mass-produced medical devices. And yet, all too often...

Drug-eluting balloon (DEB) and drug delivery catheter (DDC) based treatments are increasingly being offered and used for the treatment of coronary, peripheral, neurovascular, and...

Suntron Corporation (Phoenix, AZ), a leader in integrated electronics manufacturing systems (EMS) and embedded computing solutions, will showcase its capabilities for the medical industry in Booth #126 at...

Products: Motion Control
Series 1336 and 1741 CXR Brushed Motors

MICROMO (Clearwater, FL) has expanded its range of brushed motors with the addition of two new CXR series graphite commutated motors. The new drives offer high-power density with 4 or 8 mNm continuous...

PITTMAN Motors, a division of AMETEK Precision Motion Control (Harleysville, PA), introduced configurable DC motor 3D model downloads. The 3D model system is an online system that allows an...

Products: Motion Control
Slotless Frameless Direct Drive Motors

Applimotion, Inc., (Loomis, CA) introduces new models of its UTS Slotless frameless direct drive motors expanding covering sizes from 12 mm diameter to 300 mm diameter. The slotless motor product line...

Products: Test & Measurement
Temperature Profiling Success Stories

Datapaq (Santa Cruz, CA), the world's leading supplier of temperature profiling systems, announces the digital publication Application Success Stories, an online anthology of end-user case studies...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adjustable Mounting Shaft Collars

A line of adjustable mounting shaft collars that can be customized for securing sprockets, pulleys, lever arms, and other drive components is available from Stafford Manufacturing Corp. (Wilmington, MA)....

Lemos International Co., Inc., (Barrington, RI) offers the compact and easy-to-use disposable PicoLite USB data logger, which provides a simple solution for temperature monitoring through out mass...

FCI USA, LLC (Etters, PA) has developed the PwrBlade Series connector, which incorporates a modular design that enables easy upgrades to medical equipment. It also simplifies equipment designs by...

Servoflo Corporation (Lexington, MA) announcees the MP-6 Series of micropumps. Based on piezoelectric diaphragm pump technology, the MP-6 micropump delivers air, gas, or liquid for low flow...

The Lee Company (Westbrook, CT) offers a new LPL2 Inert Solenoid Pump featuring a revolutionary port head design that allows tubing connections and manifold mounting, and enables the designer to...

Mahr Federal Inc., (Provi dence, RI) has added a new Mar Connect Integrated Wireless data transmission system to its family of MarCator Digital Indicators at prices that compete with typical wired...

Portescap (West Chester, PA) introduces 12GS motors to their Athlonix™ platform of high-power density brush dc motors. The 12GS motors deliver spectacular speed-to-torque performance in a compact lighter...

High precision, high quality medical machining products require fluids from Cimcool Fluid Technology LLC, (Cincinnati, OH), designed in conjunction with medical suppliers to meet the technical challenges...

To meet the needs of manufacturers processing 3D components on abrasive waterjet machines, OMAX Corporation released the latest version of its Intelli- MAX Software Suite. The new Intelli-MAX 18 provides...

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