Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Colored Instrumentation Pointer Knobs

Keystone Electronics Corp., Astoria, NY, announces that its new assortment of colored, instrumentation pointer knobs feature “Soft-Touch” gripping surfaces and individually colored pointer/center hubs, and are specifically designed for OEMs and as MRO replacement parts. They are made of injection molded...

Products : Medical
Lite Pressure Spring Series

Lee Spring, Brooklyn, NY, has expanded its Lite Pressure™ stock spring series of compression springs that offer responsive action under light load conditions. There’s more choice of springs with larger outside diameters and lighter pressure springs, with new springs now available in 1 psi, 2 psi, 3 psi, and 4 psi...

Products : Medical
Medical-Grade AC/DC Desktop Power Supply

Protek Power North America, Hudson, MA, launches the new PMP92 Series of AC-DC desktop medical power supplies with 90 watts of continuous output power. The units are enclosed in a 5.51" x 2.79" x 0.87" 94V-0 rated polycarbonate case with an IEC 320/C6 or IEC320/C8 inlet that mates with an interchangeable...

Products : Medical
SMT Spring-Loaded Connectors

Mill-Max Manufacturing Corp., Oyster Bay, NY, introduces new .050" pitch spring-loaded right angle and horizontal SMT connectors to its standard product lineup. These connectors are ideal for mating boards in a perpendicular orientation or for parallel, daisy chaining applications. Their fine pitch and low profile...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Custom Alloys in Small Quantities

Goodfellow, Coraopolis, PA, now offers a custom alloy service to researchers and design engineers seeking performance characteristics not available from standard alloys. Custom alloys have been produced with gold, silver, palladium, platinum, copper and/or nickel as major constituents, with other elements...

Products : Medical
Precision Metal Shims

SPIROL International Corporation, Danielson, CT, recently released its new Precision Metal Shims catalog. SPIROL specializes in quick turnaround delivery of precision engineered shims ranging from simple OD/ID shapes to complex geometries, particularly in low to medium volumes. All shims are custom-made to customer...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
MD Series Portable Power Source

Triad Magnetics, Perris, CA, introduces the MD Series of rugged, portable medical-grade power sources. The units, complete with power cord and receptacles, provide a simple and reliable means for safely isolating medical devices , diagnostic instruments, patient monitoring equipment, and electrical stimulus...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Improved Cable Creator

Pasternack, Irvine, CA, released an improved version of its online tool called The Cable Creator, which allows engineers to quickly and easily create customized RF cable assemblies to meet their specifications. Designers can choose from more than 1,300 connector types and 115 different coaxial cables to construct a cable...

Technology Leaders : Electronics & Computers
Electronics Integration into Disposable/Single-Use Medical Devices

The medical device market has been rapidly changing over the last decade and a key area of change is addressing today’s fast paced data-driven environment. Multiple sources state the digital health market to currently be a greater than $5 billion industry, with growth...

Technology Leaders : Medical
Closed Fluid Delivery Systems: Unmet Needs in the Hospital and Home Care Environment

The home healthcare market is growing rapidly and is forecasted to continue to grow at a CAGR of eight to nine percent over the next five years. There are several factors driving this growth including an aging population, increases in chronic diseases,...

Global Innovations : Medical
Robotic Glove Can Help Restore Hand Movements
National University of Singapore, Singapore
http://news.nus.edu.sg/

Patients who have lost their function in their hand due to injury or a nerve-related condition, such as stroke or muscular dystrophy, now have a chance of being able to restore hand movements through the use of a...

Products : Medical
Small Size Actuator Family

BEI Kimco, Vista, CA, announces its new family of linear unhoused medical-grade Voice Coil Actuators (VCAs) with aperture sizes of 15mm, 20mm, and 24.9mm. Available in three standard models, the throughhole design allows an OEM assembly to pass directly through the middle of the actuator, resulting in reduced weight,...

Features : Medical
New Innovations Supporting Product Development of Next-Generation Structural Heart Devices

Interventional cardiology is one of the most dynamic medical device markets, witnessing a surge in new product development with accompanying mergers, investments, and acquisitions. Dozens of companies, both new and established, are developing...

Features : FDA/Regulatory
Changes at FDA and New Publication Launch

By the time you read this, Robert M. Califf, MD, a recognized global leader in cardiology, clinical research, and medical economics, will have been installed as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new Commissioner of Food and Drugs. As the top official of the FDA, he is committed to strengthening...

Features : Test & Measurement
Chemical Characterization Can Supplement and Support Biocompatibility Testing

Manufacturers producing medical devices that involve patient contact are typically required to perform biological safety evaluations, including biocompatibility tests to ensure patient safety, as specified by ISO 10993. Chemical characterization can help support the...

Features : Medical
How User Research Influences Medical Device Design Aesthetics

Whether creating a wearable device for in-home use, or an advanced surgical tool for the operating room, good design starts with user insights. Through user insights, design firms learn how users become aware of the need for such a device, what features or functionality draw people to...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Advanced Laser Welding Technology Meets the Challenges of Medical Device Manufacturing

The medical industry continues to develop new devices that are smaller in size and more sophisticated in functionality. From in vitro diagnostics and treatment of chronic disease to completely taking over bodily functions, today’s medical devices are...

Features : AR/AI
How Augmented Reality Technology and Lessons Learned from Automotive Manufacturing Can Improve Medical Manufacturing

At a time when the healthcare industry is undergoing profound foundational shifts and the regulatory and legislative environment continues to evolve in new directions, the stakes for the medical device manufacturing industry have...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Technology Advancements in Plastic Welding Equipment to Support Medical Device Manufacturers

In recent decades, plastics have made healthcare simpler, less difficult, and make new techniques and prostheses possible. Therefore, it is more important than ever for medical device and component manufacturers to understand some of the latest...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
CAM Programming vs. Manual Programming in Medical Machining

The manufacture of medical devices involves some of the most sophisticated machining processes found in industry today. From a machining perspective, the machine tools that make up the “back bone” of medical device machining are 5-axis Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mills, Wire...

Features : Medical
Milling Tooling Developments Increase Quality and Productivity in the Machining of Orthopedic Replacement Components

The manufacturing of medical components must meet standards of accuracy, reliability, quality, and traceability that equal and sometimes exceed those required for aerospace and nuclear parts. In addition, global competition and...

Features : Medical
Improving the Design of Medical Device Components with Rolled Threads

Fasteners and threaded parts are among the many small, precision-machined components found in medical devices. Because threaded parts can play a critical role in the operation and assembly of the device, they must be designed for high strength and dependability.

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: Miniature Proportional Valve VSO LowPro

Parker Hannifin Precision Fluidics Division, Hollis, NH, announces its newest miniature proportional valve VSO® LowPro for OEMs looking for innovation in portability, comfort, and manufacturability when controlling the flow rate of inert gases in medical equipment. At just 16mm...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Welding System

Dukane, St. Charles, IL, introduces a new Laser Welding System that allows clear-to-clear plastic welding without laser absorbing additives. The system incorporates a 2-micron laser with a greatly increased absorption by clear polymers and enables a highly precise and controlled melting through the thickness of optically...

Products : Medical
Series 320 Electronic Weld Head System

Amada Miyachi America, Monrovia, CA, announces the release of its Series 320 Electronic Weld Head System, designed specifically for applications requiring precise position and force control. Typical applications include welding squib wires, fine wire welding, and welding of wires to electrodes, as well as...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
PANELBuilder Software and PanelPrinter

AXYZ International, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, is launching a new version of its PANELBuilder software along with a new optional printing device called PanelPrinter, which combines an advanced, easy-to-use software solution with a custom machine design that enables users to design, nest, and program...

Products : Medical
FactoryLogix R3 Software

Aegis Software, Horsham, PA, announces that the third release of its FactoryLogix R3 software embraces the principles of Industry 4.0 and IoM including resource scheduling, configure to order, and a standardized machine communication technology. The latest version adds a native, factory-wide material logistics module...

Products : Medical
Axiom 2 Dual Head Professional 3D Printer

Airwolf 3D, Costa, Mesa, CA, unveiled the AXIOM 2, a new dual extruder 3D printer featuring an easy feed filament load system, an enclosed print environment for heat containment, and an end-user replaceable cassette system for serviceability and upgradeability. Two independently controllable high...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Custom Grinding Wheel Arbor

Briney Tooling Systems, Bad Axe, MI, recently developed a custom HSK50E balanceable grinding wheel arbor for a CNC grinding machine to shape bone fragments for surgical grafting. Briney has comprehensive in-house CNC turning and grinding capabilities, including in-plant heat treatment where the control of the...

Products : Medical
Agility™ Series Slotless Motors

Celera Motion, Bedford, MA, offers the Agility™ series of slotless motors, ideal for scanning, pointing, measuring, and cutting applications that require extremely smooth velocity control and highly accurate positioning. Engineered with ZeroCog™ slotless motor technology from Applimotion, the effects of...

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