Products : Medical
Integrated StepSERVO™ Motors

Electromate, Greenville, DE, introduces Applied Motion Products’ Integrated Step Motors that fuse a step motor plus drive and control components into a single device. Integrated steppers offer a space-saving design that reduces wiring and saves on cost over separate motor and drive components. They are ideally...

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LiveLink for SOLIDWORKS

COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA, announces support for app development in the latest version of LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS®. Part of COMSOL Multiphysics® software, LiveLink for SOLIDWORKS connects COMSOL software simulations and 3D design, and its latest version allows users to build apps with the Application Builder. This...

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OmniCure AC9 UV LED Curing Systems

Excelitas Technologies Corp., Waltham, MA, introduces OmniCure® AC9 UV LED Curing Systems for the curing of inks, adhesives, and coatings. The AC9 UV LED systems’ design features a high-performing, small- form-factor, air-cooled solution to enable faster line speeds in industrial manufacturing and printing,...

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QuadFLOW Multi-Sectional Fansinks

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS), Norwood, MA, announces the QuadFLOW™ fansink, which uses directed airflow in multiple fin fields to cool electronic components up to 30% more effectively than the liquid cooling methods currently deployed in 1 and 2U commercial servers. They are designed to maximize...

Technology Leaders : Medical
Intelligent Tubing for Bioresorbable Scaffolds

Bioresorbable stent scaffolds are balloon-expandable and have been used to replace metallic stents to treat the narrowing of arteries and airway passages. Like traditional metallic scaffolds, bioresorbable scaffolds provide artery and/or airway support and act as a delivery system for the controlled...

Technology Leaders : Medical
Plasticizer-Induced Stress Cracking of Rigid PVC and Polycarbonate

Flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the most common material used to manufacture clear flexible tubing for medical applications. Flexible PVC medical tubing contains plasticizer, the component added to PVC to impart flexibility to the inherently rigid PVC polymer. If this...

Global Innovations : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Self-Healing Sensor for ‘Electronic Skin’
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
www.ats.org

Flexible sensors have been developed for use in consumer electronics, robotics, health care, and spaceflight. One problem with these current flexible sensors is that they can be easily scratched and damaged,...

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Camera Software Development Kit

DolphiTech (Raufoss, Norway) announced that a Software Development Toolkit (SDK) for the DolphiCam Ultrasound Camera System will be released in 1Q 2016. The SDK will enable developers and integrators to create customized NDT applications for the DolphiCam. The initial version of the SDK will contain C library...

Features : Medical
Precision Manufacturing of Medical Devices Using Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers

The rapid pace of innovation in the medical device industry puts ever increasing pressure on manufacturers to achieve greater geometrical precision, increase device lifetime and reliability, and simultaneously reduce the cost of making diverse portfolios of products. A key...

Features : Design
California's Medtech Pipeline: World Class Resources, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and a Great Climate for Innovation

While the headquarters of the world’s largest medical device and diagnostics corporations have historically been located, well, elsewhere, California has long occupied a role of central importance for the advancement of medical...

News : Medical
Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

According to the late, great David Bowie, “the stars look very different today”. After two years of collecting the 2.3% Medical Device Excise Tax, the tax has now been suspended for all of 2016 and 2017 when President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. The tax was expected to raise almost $30 billion...

Data drives results. Today, medical devices give feedback and insight like never before. Advances in engineering medical devices has led to smarter devices, improved...

Features : Medical
9 Tough Questions to Ask About Your Dispense Valves

Dispensing plays an important role in medical device manufacturing. There are many stringent requirements for accuracy, reliability, repeatability, dispensing speed, and throughput. In addition, the dispensing processes require a wide variety of fluids with a broad range of viscosities. With...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Selecting Power Supplies for Medical Equipment Designs

When it comes to medical equipment, nothing is more important than the safety of patients and health care personnel. From diagnostic tools such as ultrasound devices to home health equipment like dialysis machines, human safety is top priority. To ensure that devices and equipment are not...

Products : Medical
Multiphysics and COMSOL Server, Version 5.2

COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA, has released Multiphysics® and COMSOL Server™ 5.2 simulation software environment, which delivers new features, improved stability and robustness, and faster execution. Major upgrades to the Application Builder include the new Editor Tools for easy creation of user...

Products : Medical
260 Types of Strain Gauges

HBM, Inc., Marlborough, MA, now offers a total of 260 types of strain gauges in stock for immediate delivery through its HBMshop web ordering tool designed to speed up ordering. Its online catalog, “Strain Gauges: Absolute Precision from HBM,” provides detailed specifications on the full line and identifies the...

Products : Medical
Copper Oxide Coated Foam Heat Sinks

Goodfellow, Coraopolis, PA, provides microporous copper foam coated with a thin, hard layer of copper oxide that provides outstanding performance as a low-profile heat sink in passive cooling environments. Goodfellow supplies copper oxide coated foam in thicknesses of 4mm, 5mm, and 10mm, with other sizes...

Products : Medical
Hybrid Photon Counting Technology

DECTRIS Ltd., Baden, Switzerland, announces its Hybrid Photon Counting technology based on the newest IBEX ASIC platform for X-ray medical imaging equipment. The IBEX ASIC senses every single photon in an X-ray, and provides the flexibility of two readout modes: a high-resolution mode to detect subtle details,...

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BENCH Programmable Power Supplies

Versatile Power, Inc., Campbell, CA, announces the BENCH family of 600 watt programmable DC power supplies. Versatile Power offers six models of these USA-built supplies with available power output up to 600 Watts. The BENCH programmable power supplies are available for online purchase directly from Versatile...

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Profile Guide Rail Brakes

Nexen Group, Inc., Vadnais Heights, MN, introduces two new models of Profile Guide Rail Brakes, Generation II, increasing the range of sizes to 15 mm to 65 mm. These brakes provide fast engagement, offer maintenancefree operation, and are fully compatible with all 16 major rail manufacturers, making them an ideal...

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40A iAH Surface Mount DC-DC Converter

TDK-Lambda Corporation, National City, CA, announces the TDK-Lambda iAH series of POL (Point of Load) non-isolated, DC-DC converters. This surface- mount part has an ultralow profile of 10.2mm. Rated at 40A, the iAH can deliver a wide adjustable output voltage from either a 5V or 12Vdc bus. The converters...

Products : Motion Control
Airflow Temp and Velocity Scanner

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., Norwood, MA, offers the ATVS- 2020 scanner which measures airflow temperature and velocity of inside electronic devices. The ATVS-2020 scanner accommodates up to 32 sensors for precise, multi-point field mapping of test domains, including housings and PCB surfaces. The ATVS-2020...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Dual-Band Flexible Internal Antenna

Pulse Electronics Corp., San Diego, CA, introduces a new internal dualband flexible printed circuit antenna to provide connectivity and data transmission for IoT applications in medical/ telemedicine, sensors, wearables, and more. The Plume Series W3315B0100 WiFi very compact 6 × 45mm antenna has a maximum...

Products : Medical
Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4-55 Equipment

Graco, Inc., North Canton, OH, announces the release of the Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4- 55 liquid silicone rubber (LSR) dispensing equipment. The systems are designed to keep the dispensing of two-component LSR consistently precise, with two flow meters ensuring the material remains on-ratio. A helical...

Global Innovations : Medical
Liquid Crystal Artificial Eye Lens
University of Leeds, UK
www.leeds.ac.uk

A postgraduate research student, Devesh Mistry, in the University of Leeds School of Physics and Astronomy, UK, is working with liquid crystal to create a truly adjustable artificial eye lens, made from the same material found in smartphone and TV...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical-Grade Power Transformers

Triad Magnetics, Perris, CA, introduces the VPM Series of medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers offering both 4KV of dielectric isolation and low-voltage stepdown. The UL recognized VPM Series’ single- transformer solution leads to fewer parts and higher efficiency than the typical space- and...

Features : Medical
What Should the Next Generation Study?

For students entering college and for those already enrolled, contradictory messages abound in what type of future they will face upon graduation. Politicians talk about college costs and the crippling debt and lack of jobs that some students face versus the need for college at all. American businesses...

Features : Medical
Designing for Regulatory Approval: What is Important to Regulators in the Approval Process?

Giving attention to regulatory considerations at the earliest stages of product design and development can create a smoother and more successful pathway to approval. It’s also very important to understand how regulators “think” and what they...

Crowdfunding has without a doubt been a positive disruptor across a wide array of industries: from entertainment and retail, to technology, to non-profits. It is a...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: Accu-P MP Series Thin Film Chip Capacitors

AVX Corporation, Fountain Inn, SC, has released a new series of thin film chip capacitors specifically designed to meet performance specifications for implantable medical devices. Delivering extremely tight capacitive tolerances, exceptionally repeatable performance, and low ESR...

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