Design/​Engineering

Product Development

Learn about risk assessment, design validation, and the many phases of medical product development.

Applications: Medical

To reduce total cost of care, healthcare providers are increasingly turning toward home and ambulatory infusion pumps to free the patient from the...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Handheld medical devices must perform across a wide range of device specifications and end-user environmental conditions. Mechanical and signal...

R&D: Software
Computational Model Designs Building Blocks for Synthetic Muscle

In order to develop synthetic muscles for applications in regenerative medicine or robotics, scientists must understand which combination of myosin produces each desired action. This would require a labor-intensive process of nanoscale trial and error that could take years in the...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

More OEMs than ever before are adopting the concept of design for manufacturability (DFM). However, most don’t realize that inspection can represent 20–40...

Features: Design

When a person suffers from degenerative disc disease, spine trauma, or cancer of the spine, the result is decreased stability that can produce pain — often severe — during...

Features: Design

Interventional cardiology is one of the most dynamic medical device markets, witnessing a surge in new product development with accompanying mergers,...

Features: Design

While the headquarters of the world’s largest medical device and diagnostics corporations have historically been located,...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

An experienced, recommended, custom furniture professional came over to my house to bid on building a low-profile cabinet...

Global Innovations: Design

Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

The research project PUMA (Pressure Ulcer Measurement and Actuation), founded by the European Commission,...

Briefs: Medical

To control product development costs without sacrificing quality, medical device OEMs are giving new life to their product development process by turning to aluminum extrusions...

Applications: Design

As medical devices continue to become more complex, OEMs must continue to seek strategic partnerships with manufacturers that enable them to meet...

Global Innovations: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The shape of a human ear is very individual, usually symmetrical, and, like a fingerprint, so characteristic that one can identify us by them. The outer portion of our ears has a complex structure...

News: Medical
Scanning Innovation May Improve Personalized Medicine

Combining medical imaging technologies, says Ge Wang, director of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Center for Biomedical Imaging, Blacksburg, VA, could provide improved early disease screening, cancer staging, therapeutic assessment, and other aspects of personalized...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Most medical electronic systems now depend on combinations of hardware and software, forming elaborate mechatronic systems that both monitor and regulate patient...

Global Innovations: Design

Engineers at Empa, a Swiss interdisciplinary research and services institution, are working together with the firm «r going» to develop an ergonomic seat for electric wheelchairs that encourages the user to...

Features: Medical

Development of medical devices that are molded from thermoplastics or that have plastic components should begin with collaboration between the OEM’s engineering team and the mold...

Features: Design

The time and investment needed to bring an idea for a new medical product successfully to commercial realization can be daunting. In developing new drugs, the costs and timing...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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