Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Piston Pump

The Maestro piston pump from Bio- Chem Fluidics, Boonton, NJ, is capable of 10 million cycles with clean fluids, and 5 million cycles with aggressive or precipitating fluids. It can move between 500 nL to 5000 μL of liquids with up to 99.5 percent accuracy. The pump integrates with existing instruments, featuring drop-in replacement...

Products : Medical
Simulation Software

COMSOL, Burlington, MA, announced version 5.2a of COMSOL Multiphysics® and COMSOL Server™ simulation software that includes hundreds of user-driven features and enhancements. From new solvers and methods, to application design and deployment tools, the new version expands electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical design...

Products : Medical
Direct-Drive Hollow-Shaft Motors

Empire Magnetics, Rohnert Park, CA, offers hollow-shaft motors for industrial processes. Direct-drive hollow-shaft motors increase speed and acceleration, while providing better accuracy and faster response times than motor-driven mechanical arrangements. In applications appropriate for direct-drive hollow...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rubber/Silicone Extrusion Crosshead

Guill Tool & Engineering, West Warwick, RI, introduced the 500 Series rubber/silicone crosshead with MAGS gum space adjustment that is designed for the flow characteristics and processing challenges of elastomeric compounds. The mechanically assisted gum space (MAGS) adjustment system allows the operator...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Extreme Weight Processor

Hardy Process Solutions, San Diego, CA, offers the EtherNet/ IP-enabled HI 6500-XP Extreme Weight Processor with an update rate from 300 to 660 updates per second, providing a PLC with a new weight reading every 1.5 milliseconds. The higher update rate allows the weight processor to provide extremely stable weight...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Polymer Strain Gage

Hoffmann + Krippner, Alpharetta, GA, introduced the P-DMS Polymer Strain Gage based on the company’s patented sensor paste technology printed onto a PCB. A small deformation to the paste generates a change of its electrical resistance, generating an analog signal to enable measurement, input, and control to a wide range of...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Temperature Logger

The DS1925 iButton data logger from Maxim Integrated Products, San Jose, CA, monitors cold chain and other temperature- sensitive products or processes. With 122 kbytes of data-log memory, the device delivers high accuracy over a wide temperature range, and can measure battery life. It also retains measurements even if the...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Screw and Barrel Package for LSR

Nordson Corp., New Castle, PA, developed the Xaloy® LSR Package, a complete injection-unit package for liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molding that meets the special mixing and metering requirements of low-viscosity thermoset ingredients. It can be retrofitted on standard injection molding machines. The package...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Disposable Cartridge Components

Plastikos, Erie, PA, offers disposable cartridge components made of cyclic olefin polymer (COC) for wearable drug delivery devices holding medications such as insulin and pain medicines. The disposable cartridges are manufactured under strict tolerance levels and multi-cavity tooling. Every cavity on each mold was...

Products : Medical
AC/DC Power Supplies

Protek Power, Hudson, MA, released the PM1100 Series of medical AC/DC switching power supplies that delivers 1100 Watts of continuous power (with 1250 Watts peak) in a package layout of 5.91 × 9.25 × 2.4". The supplies offer a universal input voltage range of 90-264 VAC, and single output voltages of 24, 28, 32, 34, 36,...

Products : Medical
Pushbutton Switches

Steute Industrial Controls, Ridgefield, CT, offers wireless, batteryless pushbutton switches that feature an internal electrodynamic energy generator so no battery is required. Actuation of the pushbutton sends a wireless telegram to one or more compatible, easily programmed receivers. The switches are available for operation...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical-Grade Flexible Shafts

Suhner Manufacturing, Rome, GA, announced standard and custom flexible shafts for rotary power transmission on a variety of medical, orthopedic, endoscopic, and laparoscopic instruments. The rotary flexible shafts are available with options such as passivation, electropolishing, and Teflon® coating. They come in...

Products : Medical
Anti-Counterfeit Marker

DeTek™ functional color concentrates from Teknor Apex, Pawtucket, RI, contain small traces of an anti-counterfeit marker, or taggant, that enables plastics manufacturers to ensure product safety and supply chain integrity with no effect on color quality or product performance. Used at standard letdown ratios in a wide...

Technology Leaders : Design
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...

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...

Global Innovations : Medical
Device Can Diagnose Helicobacter from Exhaled Air
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Espoo, Finland

In the future, selected illnesses will be quickly and painlessly diagnosed by the optical analysis of isotopes contained in exhaled air. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland...

Look around you. Doesn’t it seem like everyone is sporting a Fitbit® or other wearable technology? The fact is, consumers are quickly embracing devices that help them monitor...

Features : Medical
Bigger Isn't Better - How the Demand for Smaller, More Portable Medical Devices Is Driving Innovations in Sensor Technologies

The world today has become increasingly mobile with advances in powerful and portable technologies, such as smartphones and wearables. These trends aren’t exclusive to the consumer market. Medical devices traditionally...

Features : Medical
Managing Cybersecurity Risks in Connected Medical Devices

The landscape of the medical device industry is changing, driven by emerging technologies and the influx of smart devices, telemedicine, and new patient care models. This new frontier is not without risks; integrating connected capabilities into medical devices has raised the stakes. In...

Features : Medical
Gaining a Security Advantage with a Well-Managed Software Stack

Medical platform development requires a security-focused mindset, making system protection a priority in the earliest stages of system design. Just as features like authentication and encryption are essential to the security of medical data, smart steps should be taken to harden the...

Features : Medical
Common Causes for Adhesive Problems

High-tech adhesives are very reliable and issues do not occur often. When used correctly, these adhesives can resolve many design issues while also saving money, time, and effort. However, there are many potential reasons for a possible failure when using these materials. Failure can be defined as no adhesion...

Global Innovations : Medical
Making Robot Caregivers Safer
University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands

According to a study conducted at the Robotics and Mechatronics department at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, robots carry out their tasks more safely if they are controlled by another technology. This makes them...

Features : Medical
Solving the Compliance Puzzle for Medical Startup Companies: The Entrepreneur’s Basic Guide to Understanding Product Regulations & Testing

Often, the last thing first-time and even serial entrepreneurs think about is how the result of their passionate, innovative imagination is going to stand up to product testing and regulatory compliance...

News : Medical
Good News/Sad News

For much of our recent Editorial & Sales Meeting, we discussed trends that we are seeing in the marketplace, in the news, and in discussion with contributors to evaluate coverage for this year and to help sharpen our editorial focus for next year. Manufacturing will continue to see greater coverage as we increase the...

Features : Medical
New Medical Device EMC Requirements

Implementation of IEC 60601-1-2, 4th edition is on the horizon. This collateral standard to the IEC 60601-1 medical safety standard specifies the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for medical devices and systems. The fourth edition was issued by the International Electrotechnical Commission...

Features : Medical
Transdermal Drug Delivery Poised for Growth Thanks to Microneedle Technology

When science and nature combine in just the right amounts, the results can be astounding. Take transdermal drug delivery, which is expected to grow substantially in the next decade, with microneedle-based delivery devices expected to reach annual sales of 485 million...

Features : IoMT
The Internet of Things and UDI Compliance

Consider for a moment the modern automobile. A car’s computer can pinpoint for a mechanic exactly what’s going wrong, and provide a thorough history of how things have been working (or not) in recent weeks. Data networks keep tabs on recalls and alert drivers when parts need to be replaced. In some...

Products : Medical
J750 3D Printer

Stratasys Ltd., Minneapolis, MN, introduces an industry first with its new 3D printer, the J750. This solution enables customers for the first time to mix and match full color gradients alongside an unprecedented range of materials to achieve one-stop realism without post-processing. This, together with the system’s...

Technology Leaders : Robotics, Automation & Control
Surgical Robotics: The Evolution of a Medical Technology

For a long time, the ability of robots to interact with humans in our daily lives was more myth than reality— and the idea of robotics performing exceptionally complex tasks such as...

Technology Leaders : Medical
An Overview of the Most Popular Rotary Motion Technologies

The ability to provide accurate rotary motion is critical in a wide range of applications in the automation equipment, medical device, machine tool, energy, welding, robotics, automotive, aerospace, semiconductor, and heavy equipment industries, as well as many others.

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