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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.

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Advanced Test and Automation, Inc. (ATA) is working with StarFish Medical to produce ventilators in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership will accelerate...

You’ve probably noticed over the past two months how hard it is to speak with people when half their face is hidden. You can’t hear them very well or make out their facial...

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there’s been a worldwide shortage of face masks — particularly, the N95 ones worn by healthcare workers. Although these coverings...

Instruments used in minimally invasive surgeries today often require elaborate features, and greater attention to detail in the product-design process.
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The 3D structures recreate those found in tissues.
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Researchers from the University of Sydney have collaborated with Columbia University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg to...

A study has identified new ways in which nano-pillars can damage bacteria.

In the midst of the current pandemic, time is of the essence. So, when the US Department of Health & Human Services tapped Hamilton Medical, Inc. to aid the...

Keter North America Inc. has begun production of high-quality, reusable face shields at its plants in Anderson, IN, and Milton, ON, Canada. Both...

The Weiss-Aug Group, a manufacturing partner for precision metal stamping, injection molding, and integrated component assembly, and Boulder, CO–based...

The device eliminates oral mucositis, a side effect of chemo- and radiation therapy.
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High-Tech Printing May Help Eliminate Painful Shots
Engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to skin and could replace hypodermic needles.
A new, inexpensive technology could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.
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Researchers Bioengineer 3D Implants for Tissue
Researchers are literally carving grooves into plastic threads used to build 3D printed tissue-engineering scaffolds with living cells.
Scientists have discovered a new material that can be 3D printed to create tissue-like vascular structures.
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What You Should Ask Yourself When Designing a Wearable Medical Device
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Handheld 3D Printers Treat Musculoskeletal Injuries
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.

FDA has issued multiple emergency use authorizations, loosened regulations for telemedicine, and eased the requirements for production...

Micromolding can be seen as the latest technological innovation that enables the design, manufacture, and clinical use of groundbreaking medical devices.
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A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds — and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.
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AZCO Corp. Joins Efforts to Fight COVID-19

Amid the nationwide cautionary shutdown of many commercial industries, AZCO Corp. remains in operation designing and building units and machines that help companies produce protective devices for...

In this Q&A, Tom Hoover, senior medical market manager for assembly technologies at Emerson, addresses the benefits of using ultrasonic technology to...

Medtronic plc is ramping up its ventilator production, as well as collaborating with technology partners and governments to drive new ventilator innovation and production,...

Royal Philips plans to double the production of its hospital ventilators by May 2020 and achieve a four-fold increase by the third quarter of 2020. This plan...

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