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Products : Medical
Product of the Month: Custom Tuned and Terminated Micro-coaxial Assemblies

High Speed Interconnects, Scottsdale, AZ, announces custom, fine-wire and fine-pitch diagnostic imaging assemblies for medical device OEMs producing next-generation ultrasound equipment.

Products : Electronics & Computers
LT Series Panel Mount Miniature Trackball

APEM, Inc., Vista, CA, introduces its new LT Series panel mount miniature trackball, a contactless device utilizing an advanced laser tracking technology to provide precise and accurate cursor control, with the versatility to fit most applications. The trackball is IP68 sealed and offers a standard...

Products : Medical
PEEK Thermoplastic

Teleflex Medical OEM, Gurnee, IL, has added PEEK (polyether ether ketone) to its portfolio of specialty materials for medical technology. PEEK’s strength and mechanical properties combined with Teleflex Medical OEM’s vertically integrated product development and manufacturing capabilities opens up new options for the...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Entry Modules for V-Lock Cord Retaining

SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, announces its compact KFA and DA22 series power entry modules, with mating V-Lock cord sets, which are ideal for use in medical devices. The V-Lock compatible feature prevents unintended disconnection of the power from the equipment. The cord set safely latches into a...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Mixed Signal Microcontroller Family

Mouser Electronics, Inc., Mansfield, TX, is now stocking the MSP430i202x Mixed Signal Microcontroller Family from Texas Instruments. This low-power 16MHz 16-bit RISC microcontroller has up to four 24-bit sigma-delta analog to digital converters with differential programmable gain amplifier inputs. Additional...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Linear Voice Coil Actuator

BEI Kimco, Vista, CA, introduces its small, yet powerful model LAH04-10-000A Linear Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) as the latest addition to its extensive line of housed moving magnet actuators. BEI Kimco’s housed moving magnet actuator offering covers the size range from 0.375" to 2.4" in outside diameter with a wide...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
C 632 MOS Precision Capacitors

Dionics-USA, Inc., Westbury, NY, offers a new line of C 632 MOS capacitor arrays, housed in 8 pin SOIC surface mount packages, providing precise, user-adjustable capacitance values that range from as low as 1 pF up to 63 pF in 1 pF increments. The final desired value is selected by making parallel connections to...

Features : Medical
From the Editor: February 2015

In April 2013, President Obama announced a highly ambitious multi-year BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, focused on expanding and revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. The BRAIN Initiative has five participating federal agencies, including the FDA, the...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Why Choose an Ultrasonic Flow Meter?

One of the more common purposes of an ultrasonic flow meter is to measure the velocity of a fluid in order to calculate the volumetric flow rate of a medium through a tube. This can be done through the use of a basic principle involving the transit-time of crystal transducer signals across the medium....

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Material Removal Drives Wire Stripping Production

Many medical device applications require stripping outer layers of polymers from small diameter wire, and a laser is well suited for this material removal task. Offering a non-contact process that is very repeatable, lasers can selectively remove wire layers or areas. Easily automated, the...

Features : Medical
Design Criteria of Power Supplies for Use in Medical Devices

The third edition of IEC 60601-1 has been in effect since June 2012. It replaces the previous version as a basic standard for medical electrical equipment and describes the general requirements for basic safety and essential performance features. The power supply unit can be considered...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Do or Demise: Why It’s Crucial for Medical Device Manufacturers to Adhere to the FDA’s ABCs

Medical device manufacturers frequently face unique industry challenges, including the need to manage quality processes across disparate sites or business units and increased legal and regulatory scrutiny. The FDA requires that each medical device...

Features : Materials
Domestic Manufacturing & Thermoforming Popular with Medical Device Manufacturers

Late last year, Ray Products, Inc., conducted a second annual thermoforming industry survey. More than half of the survey respondents represented medical device manufacturers. Their answers provide some helpful insight into industry trends.

Features : Medical
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Prosthetic Socket Manufacturing

An orthopaedic surgeon resident Andrew Pedtke, MD, and a prosthetist, Garrett Hurley, CPO (Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist), both working at the University of California San Francisco, discovered a mutual passion for both surfing and international health. The pair spent a good...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
X-Ray Detector Examines Materials from Inside Out
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Anyone who has flown in the last few years, or has ever broken a bone, knows that X-rays are a tested method to investigate images. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Development Center X-Ray Technology EZRT, are now developing an X-ray detector that, they say,...

Products : Medical
Alternative Thermoplastic Compounds

RTP Company, Winona, MN, offers a number of thermoplastic compounds as viable alternatives to Polyetherimide (PEI) polymer. These compounds include amorphous materials based on sulfone or semicrystalline materials that have been modified, alloyed, and/or reinforced to achieve very similar physical properties...

Products : Medical
GNV Series Needle Valves

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, supplies needle valves used to control the rate of flow in a pneumatic system by controlling flow in both directions. Clippard’s new GNV series is available with 1/8", 1/4", and 3/8" port sizes with flow rates up to 60 scfm at 100 psig. Mounting options include...

Products : Medical
Next Generation HCRA Silicone Elastomer

Applied Silicone Corporation, Santa Paula, CA, introduces an implant grade, high consistency addition-cure silicone rubber (HCRA) optimized for improved productivity, better dimensional control, and reduced scrap in extrusion processes. The HCRA 4700 series delivers reduced porosity, high plasticity, long...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Pin-Shaped Lithium-Ion Battery

Panasonic Corporation, Rolling Meadows, IL, has developed a pin-shaped Lithiumion battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g. This battery is suitable for powering wearable devices. In addition to being the industry’s smallest cylindrical shaped rechargeable Li-ion...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
ESCON Module 24/2 Servo Motor Controller

maxon precision motors, inc., Fall River, MA, expands its offering of miniaturized controllers with its latest OEM plug-in module featuring excellent controller characteristics. This high-performance 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller is designed to command permanent-magnet-activated brushed and...

Products : Medical
Extrusion Tooling Services

Guill Tool & Engineering Company, Inc., West Warwick, RI, provides tooling for plastic, rubber, TPE, and other material extrusions, with end products ranging from extremely thin-walled, multi-lumen medical tubing and catheter balloon tubings up to multi-layer wire and cable jacketing. Guill also provides tooling...

Products : Lighting Technology
PowerGrid Technology

Cognex Corporation, Natick, MA, announces its PowerGrid™ technology, a texture-based location algorithm that takes a unique, inside-out approach to reading 2D matrix and Direct Part Mark codes. While conventional feature-based algorithms start by locating the finder pattern, Cognex’s PowerGrid technology looks for a...

Products : Materials
Alternatives to Barex Resin

Bemis Company, Inc., Neenah, WI, has commercially-available alternatives to Barex resin-based packaging. Its new sealant structure, CXB™, is specifically designed for the healthcare market. This sealant is incorporated into a proprietary laminated structure designed to deliver effective chemical resistance and low...

Products : Electronics & Computers
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: SP1012 Series TVS Diode Array

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, introduces the SP1012 Series TVS Diode Array (SPA® Diodes), a miniature, five-channel 6.5pF, 15kV bidirectional TVS array for general-purpose electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. The SP1012 Series packs five ESD diodes in a 0402-size (0.94mm ×...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Electro-Set for Rapid Prototyping

Cardinal Components, Inc., Wayne, NJ, introduces Electro-Set, a new board-level product line for the Internet of Things. Electro-Set boards provide a standard unified 6 Pin connector including I2C interconnect, allowing for rapid proof of concept design and prototyping.

Products : Electronics & Computers
mPCIe-ICM Series of PCI Express Mini Cards

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, announces the release of a new family of PCI Express Mini Cards—the mPCIe-ICM Series. These isolated serial communication cards measure just 30 × 51 mm and feature a selection of 4 or 2 ports of isolated RS232 serial communications. 1.5kV isolation is provided...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Electroformed Micro-Structures

Metrigraphics LLC, Wilmington, MA, developed an advanced process for creating high aspect ratio three-dimensional microstructures. Precision electroforming can create 3D, single or complex, multi-layer microstructures. Geometric options are unlimited because the X, Y, Z structural plane of each layer is formed...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
MEMS-Based Laser Q-Switch Modules

Mirrorcle Technologies, Richmond, CA, announces that its gimballess MEMS mirrors are now available with high reflectivity dielectric coatings for use in compact, short-pulse, Q-switched lasers. The company developed a low-cost MEMS-based laser intracavity Q-switch solution that replaces complex and costly...

Products : Medical
Developer’s Kit for M3-FS Focus Module

New Scale Technologies, Inc., Victor, NY, announces its new developer’s kit for its M3-FS focus module. This miniature all-in-one focus module delivers precision lens motion in small spaces to help OEMs create next-generation handheld, portable, and mobile devices. The M3-FS focus module has 0.5...

Products : Motion Control
Simotion Version 4.4

Siemens Corporation, Washington, DC, has updated its Simotion motion control system to version 4.4, offering users new functions to make the engineering of motion control projects even easier and more efficient. Simotion applications can be quickly, easily, and efficiently engineered, configured, and commissioned through the...

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