Products: Electronics & Computers
Panel-Mounted Latching Connectors

Omnetics Connector Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) offers Latching Micro- D™ connectors with a new squeeze-latch system suitable for making quick cable connections to rack and panel equipment. In addition to...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Solar Midget Fuse Holders

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has broadened its selection of PCB & SMT Mounted Fuse Holders to include a series intended specifically for photovoltaic systems. The new fuse holders are designed to accommodate...

Products: Motion Control
Extension Position Sensors

ASM Sensors (Elmhurst, IL) has expanded its product line of tape extension position sensors, POSITAPE®, with the introduction of the WB25 series. The measurement ranges are 12m, 15m, 20m, and 25m. The tape is...

Products: Medical
FEP Heat Shrink

Parker Hannifin Corporation (Cleveland, OH) offers FEP Heat Shrink for catheter forming, which features a uniform recovery and a maximum constrained elongation up to +5%. This reduced elongation limits the possibility of...

Products: Packaging & Sterilization
Film-Based Labels

Victrex Polymer Solutions (West Conshohocken, PA) offers labeling solutions for critical medical instruments based on APTIV® films made from VICTREX® PEEK polymer. The film labels retain their properties after multiple...

Products: Electronics & Computers
AC/DC Power Supply Module

The Minmax ABF-04 Series from Minmax Technology (Hudson, MA) is designed for direct PCB mounting. The product features EMC compliance to EN55022 Class B emissions and EN61000 immunity standards. This miniature,...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Design and Evaluation Kits

MEDER electronic (West Wareham, MA) has released four new reed sensor and magnet design and evaluation kits, which take the guesswork out of the sensor design process. It is suitable for designers who want to start...

Products: Medical
Triaxial Connectors

Intelliconnect USA (Crossville, TN) now offers an extended range of high-reliability Triaxial connectors to include various adaptors and bulkhead mount jacks for several different cable types. Two new families are now...

Products: Medical
Crimp Terminal

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) has introduced the Mini-Fit® Plus HMC (High Mating Cycle) crimp terminals, suitable for medical equipment manufacturers developing commercially available products such as patient monitors,...

Products: Test & Measurement
Sensor Head

Werth (Old Saybrook, CT) offers the IP 40 T Sensor, which provides flexible measurement with image processing on a rotating/tilting head. This feature is also available on large coordinate measuring machines. The compact sensor...

Products: Materials
UHMWPE Fiber

Teleflex Medical OEM (Raleigh, NC) has announced an expanded array of sizes, colors, and patterns for the Force Fiber® family of sutures. Force Fiber is a combination of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) yarn...

Global Innovations: Photonics/Optics
Laser Direct Writing Technique May Repair Damaged Nerves
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom www.shef.ac.uk

Injuries to the peripheral nervous system (PNS) are extremely common and affect 1 in 1000 individuals every year....

Mission Accomplished: Robotics, Automation & Control
ER Doc, Sandia Engineer Join Forces to Develop Better Trauma Shears

An Albuquerque physician teamed with a Sandia National Laboratories engineer to improve the design of doctors' trauma shears so emergency personnel can get to the injuries...

Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but in a third of these cases, medication cannot keep seizures from occurring. One solution is to shoot a short pulse of...

The product development process in the medical device field poses a demanding design environment for engineers and project managers. The design process often requires...

Utilized in a wide variety of adhesion applications — from urinary catheters to cardiac pacemakers — one-part condensation-cure adhesives have traditionally...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Successful Outsourcing from Start to Finish

Medical device OEMs face ongoing pressure to develop and commercialize innovative products faster, at lower costs, and in compliance with increasingly stringent regulatory standards. As in other...

Products: Materials
Extruded Film and Rod

Foster Corporation (Putnam, CT) has introduced custom extruded film and rod from drug/polymer blends for implant, patch, and oral drug delivery applications. The company blends polymers with active pharmaceutical...

Products: Materials
Elastomers for Medical Tubing

Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) has introduced a series of advanced medical-grade elastomers that provide a fully practical alternative to PVC for many tubing applications. The new Medalist® MD-500 Series compounds...

Products: Software
Motion Control Solution

The Simotion Scout, the engineering system used for configuring Simotion motion controllers from Siemens Industry (Atlanta, GA), has been updated with a range of usability improvements. Simotion is the scalable motion...

Polyzen (Raleigh, NC) provides medical product designers with an alternative to latex materials for the construction of low-pressure balloons. A series of polyurethane films can be thermoformed, then welded...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultrasonic Cleaning Capabilities

ITW Highland Manufacturing (Waterbury, CT) offers in-house ultrasonic cleaning and testing capabilities to meet specifications for medical applications. Gravimetric, optical, and quantitative analysis of particle contamination is performed after cleaning parts. The gravimetric analysis employs filters, a cleaning...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Pierceable Membrane Cap

Sarstedt (Newton, NC) has introduced a screw cap with pierceable membrane for use with its range of 0.5 mL to 2 mL micro tubes. When used in combination with a screw cap micro tube, the membrane cap enables efficient...

Products: Packaging & Sterilization
Class 7 Cleanroom Packaging

Perfecseal (Oshkosh, WI) has certified its sterile medical pouch and bag manufacturing facility to ISO 14644-1 (1999) Class 7 cleanroom standards. Vision inspection systems have already been installed on several...

Products: Materials
ISO Certified Dry Lubricant Coating

The Duraglide® dry lubricant coatings from MicroCare Medical (New Britain, CT) are now ISO 10993 certified for topical use in clinical indications where the surface or lining may have been breached in order to evaluate local tissue responses. This test standard applies to materials that are solid and...

Medi-Solve Coatings (Natick, MA) has developed a way to mask a medical device during the coating process. Catheters and guidewires are typically coated at the end of the device manufacturing process;...

Global Innovations: Medical
Sensor Chip for Monitoring Tumors
Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany
www.tum.de

Medical engineers at Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have developed an electronic sensor chip that could someday be implanted to...

The concept of tissue expansion for surgical reconstruction was first reported over 50 years ago, although the technique did not gain popular acceptance until the 1980s, when it was...

When you think of a beating heart, you might assume it beats at regular intervals, but in actuality, velocity, and pressure change with every beat, and the time interval between each beat is...

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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.

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