Products : Motion Control
DC Miniature Motor

Portescap, West Chester, PA added a 16-mm-diameter frame size to its DCP range of Athlonix™ brush DC mini motors. The 12-V 16DCP motor is 26 mm long, and features a coreless design with a self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit. The motor is available in two variations (precious metal commutation and graphite commutation)...

Products : Medical
Sensor Packaging

Remtec, Bristol, RI, has merged its metalized ceramic packaging capabilities with the glass-to-metal packaging capabilities of its parent company, LTI. Additional engineering capabilities include a variety of assembly operations, such as standard SMT soldering, gold tin soldering, and CuSil brazing. Typical attachment components...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Confocal Microscope

Zeiss, Oberkochen, Germany, introduced the Smartproof 5 widefield confocal microscope. The microscope system provides 3D reconstructions and roughness measurements for a range of surfaces. Users can install and run Smartproof 5 without additional antivibration equipment. The optics, electronics, and camera are all embedded in...

Products : Medical
Metal Cables

Carl Stahl Sava Industries, Riverdale, NJ, announced availability of its new Integrated Ball Technique (IBT™) that creates an integrated ball at the end of its precision metal cables. The technique creates a ball position on biocompatible, implantable cables used in a variety of surgical implants. IBT is available in multiple...

Products : Communications
Wireless Handheld Controls

Steute Meditech, Ridgefield, CT, introduced wireless, medical-grade, handheld controls designed with its proprietary 2.4-GHz frequency-hopping protocol. The bidirectional, 32 RF-channel protocol changes transmission frequency 200 times per second. The controls feature sleep-mode, a wake-up time of less than 200 ms, and...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Photo Etching

Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, provides photo chemical etching of tungsten. Tungsten, which is extremely dense, is used in medical applications such as grids that collimate and attenuate stray x-rays in CT scanners, and ID tags used in implanted medical devices. Tech-Etch also produces component parts made from several other specialty...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

Laboratory-Equipment, Fullerton, CA, is offering PerkinElmer’s LAMBDA 465 UV/Vis spectrophotometer. It has a visible, near-IR, near-UV spectrum range of 190 to 1100 nm. Data can be acquired in 20 milliseconds, with a 1-nm resolution. The benchtop analyzer has an optics system with both tungsten and deuterium light...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Linear Motor and Ballscrew Positioning Stages

Aerotech, Pittsburgh, PA, offers its PRO series industrial linear motor and ballscrew positioning stages in new sizes. Two new sizes — the PRO115LM and PRO190LM — were added to the linear motor series stage line. New features include a linear encoder option on PROSLE ballscrew stages, absolute...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Direct Diode Laser Welder

Amada Miyachi America, Monrovia, CA, launched a new 120-W direct diode laser (DDL) welder for soldering and plastic welding. With low power consumption and high efficiency, DDL lasers feature localized heating, which is ideal for small parts welding and manufacturing applications with space limitations. The ML-5120A is...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3G Laser Welder

Branson Ultrasonics, Danbury, CT, offers a 3G laser welder with the company's Simultaneous Through-Trans mission Infrared® (STTIr®) laser welding technology. STTlr laser weld technology is designed to produce a clear-on-clear, particulate-free, hermetically sealed weld and is ideal for welding delicate parts or those embedded...

Products : Test & Measurement
Micro Hardness Testers

Buehler, Lake Bluff, IL, has introduced the Wilson® VH1102 and VH1202 micro hardness testers. The testers are designed to meet the highest accuracy standards and can be used both in quality control and research and development. The instruments, which feature deadweight loads from 10 g up to 2 kg, have nine different,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Welding System

Dukane, St Charles, IL, has introduced a new laser welding system that allows clear-to-clear plastic welding without the need for laser-absorbing additives. The system incorporates a recently developed 2-μm laser with a greatly increased absorption by clear polymers. The laser enables highly controlled melting through the...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Clamping System for Milling

GF Machining Solutions, Lincolnshire, IL, offers the System 3R Delphin Zero Point, a clamping system for use during heavy milling operations on a variety of machine tools. With the Delphin system, manufacturers can increase their overall productivity by streamlining setups and reducing machine idle time. The system...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Extrusion Crosshead

Guill Tool, West Warwick, RI, offers a new rubber/silicone extrusion crosshead with mechanically assisted gum space (MAGS) adjustment. The 500 Series is designed specifically for the flow characteristics and unique processing challenges of elastomeric compounds. The MAGS adjustment method allows the operator to make an...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Tracker Software

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, launched its latest system software release and a new Ethernet Real Time Feature Pack (RTFP) for the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930. The software offers 7DOF measurement capability for applications such as laser tracker-based machine control and robotic...

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Laser Welder for Plastics

LPFK Laser & Electronics, Fürth, Germany, has introduced a new laser welding system for the production of microfluidic components. Lasers are ideally suited to medical technology applications because they generate no dust or particles and can process a wide range of materials without needing any additives. The...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Inspection System

Mahr Federal, Providence, RI, has introduced the MarShaft SCOPE 600 plus 3D, which uses a new measurement method for special shaft applications. A combination of optical and touch sensors allow for a functionally complete 3D inspection of the workpiece. The company’s MarShaft SCOPE plus system uses a motorized tailstock...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Combined Auto ID and Machine Vision Platform

Microscan, Renton, WA, offers the MicroHAWK®, an enclosed imaging device for barcode reading and machine vision for clinical instruments. The device includes a fully integrated imaging engine and three industrial-rated miniature imagers. These imaging components can be embedded into systems to...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thermoforming Packaging Machine

Multivac, Wolfertschwenden, Germany, has released the R 081 thermoforming packaging machine, an entry-level model for automatically packing small or medium-sized batches. The compact system is ideal for use in environments with limited space and is suitable for packaging sterile medical products in small batch...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automated Dispensing System

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, has introduced a new four-axis automated dispensing system. The R Series systems are configured for precise fluid dispensing using EFD syringe barrel and valve systems. The series includes proprietary Teach-Motion™ software for simplified programming of 360° ID and OD dispensing....

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Application Development Lab

Resonetics, Nashua, NH, has added a Lightspeed ADL™ Application Development Lab in its Dayton, OH, facility to complement the existing lab in Boston. This new 1,100 sq. ft operation is staffed with 11 engineers and technicians and has dedicated systems for laser ablation, cutting, and welding. The Dayton site will...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fiber Punch Laser Processing

Trumpf, Farmington, CT, offers the TruMatic 6000 fiber punch laser machine, which combines the advantages of high-speed solid-state laser processing with high-quality punching and forming technology. This newly introduced machine rapidly laser cuts, punches, forms, and engraves sheet metal up to 0.25 in. thick. The...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
CT Measurement Software

Werth, Old Saybrook, CT, has introduced WinWerth® measurement software, which takes two computed tomography (CT) measurements with spectra tuned to a specific material and computationally combines them into a single volume. This volume can be used to check dimensions in any desired cross section using 2D contour image...

News : Medical
Building on Success

From its first issue to today, the mission of Medical Design Briefs has been to provide our design engineering readers with information on the latest technology advances in medical devices, instruments, and systems from sources worldwide. With readers at the front end of the product development process, MDB has helped spark...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Current Trends in Sterile Medical Packaging and How They’re Impacting OEMs

The medical device industry often gets attention for its innovation and constant evolution. However, even the most innovative medical device technology is of no use if its integrity and functionality aren’t protected. The expanding medical packaging industry is in...

Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Technological Advancements and Industry Trends in the Medical Extrusion Market
Technological Advancements and Industry Trends in the Medical Extrusion Market

In an increasingly volatile and complex market environment, adaptability becomes essential to success and business growth for today’s medical extruder. Basic to...

Technological Advancements and Industry Trends in the Medical Extrusion Market
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Avoiding Pitfalls in Development of Advanced Custom Extrusions
Avoiding Pitfalls in Development of Advanced Custom Extrusions

The custom medical extrusion industry is growing in all directions. The push to be minimally invasive is pushing devices to be smaller and smaller. Cutting-edge raw materials are...

Avoiding Pitfalls in Development of Advanced Custom Extrusions
Features : Medical
Achieving Quality and Economy with Cold Forming

As medical devices become smaller, the need for precision microminiature components increases. This provides several challenges for the medical device manufacturer as they seek cost-effective parts meeting the exacting quality specifications that play a critical role in the overall performance of...

Features : Imaging
Smart HMIs and Capacitive Touch Technology for Medical Devices

Electronic human machine interface (HMI) technology goes back as far as the 1940s with the punch card batch interfaces from IBM. Today, when you think of user interfaces, you may think of smartphones, tablet computers, ATM machines, or any other consumer device. There have been an...

Features : Medical
Navigating the Design and Production of Wearable Medical Devices
Navigating the Design and Production of Wearable Medical Devices

Imagine patients with chronic conditions being monitored without having to be in a doctor’s office, or patients with more serious issues being monitored and treated outside...

Navigating the Design and Production of Wearable Medical Devices

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