Connectivity

Industry 4.0

Want to know more about "smart" manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Explore cutting-edge automation technologies that make up an Industry 4.0 architecture. Here you'll find Industry 4.0 manufacturing tips and expert advice.

INSIDER: IoMT

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are part of a consortium of 19 partners that will aid personalized healthcare by using virtual copies of objects. EDITH (Ecosystem for...

Briefs: Connectivity

Forty hours is a lot of time — for most of us, it’s a full working week. Nurses in healthcare settings, however, spend this amount of time searching for medical...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In reshaping the world toward a new, post-pandemic normal, the industry must leverage digital transformation at an accelerated pace. This shift is already happening — according to...

Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Supplements: IoMT
In our winter edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Products: IoMT
Medical-grade power adapters, fume hoods, image sensors, and more.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Products: Motion Control
Embedded antennas, fume hoods, computing nodes, and more.
Features: Energy
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.
Features: Connectivity
The digital revolution under way in medtech manufacturing will continue to transform the industry into a more connected, efficient, and agile ecosystem.
Features: Medical

Manufacturers in the medical industry face unique challenges in terms of product mix, throughput requirements, quality standards, and regulatory guidelines. Whether a company is developing...

Features: Medical

Today's imaging systems save lives by making the unseen visible to a degree never before possible. Medical professionals can now view systems within the human body in...

Briefs: IoMT

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract...

Features: Software

Over the past few years, healthcare organizations have increasingly become one of the leading targets for cyber criminals with data breaches exposing personal patient...

Features: Internet of Things

We live in a fast-changing world that is delivering rapid advances in technology and greater consumer expectations. Along with changing...

Products: Medical
Microcontroller

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ, has expanded its product line to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a controller area network (CAN) bus with an extensive...

Features: Medical

Rapid prototyping has long played a vital role in the evolution of medical device technology. Effectively applied during a product's early design stages, it can generate...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In the past two decades, output growth in U.S. manufacturing has declined, but the largest firms have managed to thrive, notes a new report form McKinsey & Company. The tech sector,...

Briefs: Medical

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) have established a joint digital factory demo in the Smart...

Features: Medical

With the advent of Industry 4.0, digital manufacturing promises speed, directness, and flexibility — so it needs a tool that meets those demands. Fortunately, the right technology has been evolving...

Features: Medical

The increasing sophistication and complexity of medical devices is compounded by strict regulatory requirements that demand systems that can produce consistent, repeatable...

Briefs: Connectivity

Efficient production control is a key industrial technology. The notion of building up two parallel factories instead of one may sound like nothing but doubling of effort. But what if one of the...

Features: Medical

A couple of years ago, contract manufacturer Sparton Corporation faced increasing demand for high-quality, highly complex products that were delivered as quickly as...

INSIDER: Medical
Cost Competitiveness of US Manufacturing Improving

The cost competitiveness of US manufacturing has been improving significantly over the past decade, compared with many of its biggest trading partners—most notably China, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In terms of direct costs, in fact, the US playing field is essentially...

Features: Connectivity

The next industrial revolution is on its way. It is bringing innovative technologies that are available and proven and placing them in the modern...

Features: Medical

Consider for a moment the modern automobile. A car’s computer can pinpoint for a mechanic exactly what’s going wrong, and provide a thorough history of how things have been working (or not) in...

Products: Medical

Aegis Software, Horsham, PA, announces that the third release of its FactoryLogix R3 software embraces the principles of Industry 4.0 and IoM including resource scheduling, configure to order, and a standardized...

Briefs: Connectivity
Medical Device Integrators Can Ensure Data Accuracy and Patient Safety

In the absence of true standards of medical device communication, medical device integration is a proven, reliable solution for accurate and timely delivery of those data to the various systems and applications running throughout a healthcare organization. While some device...

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.

Inside Story

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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