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Metrology

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.

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Inspection, measurement, and documentation are critical elements.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
Products: Packaging & Sterilization
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Software

Vital for ensuring compliance to federal regulations, dimensional metrology systems facilitate critical measurement of medical parts, and force testing systems are used to...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization

Globally, the use of medical consumables continues to rise due to an aging population and the increasing prevalence of day surgeries. As the use of medical...

Features: Photonics/Optics

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: Medical

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: IoMT

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: Test & Measurement

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: Medical

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: Test & Measurement

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

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

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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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