Metrology is the science of measurements. Explore how medical metrology supports advancements in a variety of devices and applications, including computer-assisted navigation; surgical robots; and drug delivery.

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Inspection, measurement, and documentation are critical elements.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
Products: Motion Control
Heat Pipes

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA, has expanded its line of high-performance, off-the-shelf, flat and round heat pipes from 33 to 350. The high-performance...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flush-Head Studs

Self-clinching flush-head studs from Penn-Engineering, Danboro, PA, feature a thread profile that enables quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie...

Features: Test & Measurement

The latest advances in 3D technologies are revolutionizing the ability to measure the human body, and this is having a tremendous impact on the healthcare industry and in the development of...

News: Test & Measurement
Mahr Signs Cooperation Agreement with NanoFocus

Mahr and NanoFocus, the German manufacturer of 3D surface metrology, have signed a cooperation agreement. In May 2018, Mahr will be offering confocal microscopes from NanoFocus as the new Mahr product family MarSurf CM. This expands Mahr’s tactile portfolio with optical metrology.

Briefs: Test & Measurement

The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Newark College of Engineering has opened a training-focused, rapid prototyping facility that is central to both the university’s...

News: Test & Measurement
Molder Rebrands to Reflect Expanding Services

Matrix Tooling, Inc. & Matrix Plastic Products, Wood Dale, IL, has rebranded the company as Matrix Plastic Products, Inc. The moldmaker and plastic injection molder of critical components made the change coinciding with its 40th anniversary. According to the company, the decision to move forward...

Products: Test & Measurement
Integrated Sensor

DunAn Sensing, San Jose, CA, has launched a new series of integrated pressure and temperature sensors. The TP series uses the company's proprietary...

Features: Medical

With the ever-increasing influx of automation in the manufacturing industry, the process of prioritizing accurate measurements is needed now more than ever to ensure that...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Machinists know that when it comes to precision machining, the importance of a toolholder cannot be overstated. The quality of the toolholder plays an even greater role when precision...

Features: Test & Measurement

For years, the medical device industry has been leading the adoption of additive manufacturing. With the evolution of high-precision printers that span a large offering of...

Briefs: Medical

As U.S. industry develops smaller mechanical systems, they face bigger challenges — microscopic parts are more likely to stick together and wear out when they make...

Briefs: FDA/Regulatory

The FDA recently adopted three nanotechnology standards as part of a major update to the administration’s List of Recognized Standards. The documents comprise a Technical Specification (TS)...

Products: Test & Measurement

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, RI, launched PC-DMIS 2014, a major release of its popular measurement software used for to collect, evaluate, manage, and present manufacturing data. PC-DMIS 2014...

Features: Test & Measurement

No discipline is as precise as the design and manufacture of medical devices. No other function is as crucial in its precision. Exact measurements and tests are a critical necessity— from heart...

Features: Medical

Surface texture and shape play critical roles in the successful integration, lifetime, and effectiveness of bioimplantable devices. A variety of techniques...

Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.