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Advances in materials and manufacturing are leading to better implants, prosthetics, and devices. Browse innovative developments in materials and manufacturing that significantly impact medical device design and production.

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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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.

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White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Culturally Shifting to Smart Medical Device Manufacturing

With current world conditions adversely impacting markets and exerting unprecedented pressures on medical device manufacturers, the journey towards smart manufacturing is essential to...

INSIDER: Medical

A cobalt-chromium-based biomaterial mimics the flexibility of human bones and possesses excellent wear resistance. The new biomaterial could be used for implants such as...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a film that not only protects wounds similar to the way a bandage does, but also helps wounds to heal faster, repels bacteria, dampens inflammation, releases active...

White Papers: Medical
MISUMI Fills in the Gaps for Gener8

Gener8, a leading contract design and manufacturing company, was tasked with creating the first commercially available digital genome engineering platform for a customer. The project required the use of...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical
Specialized Coatings for Advanced Medical Devices

Today’s medical devices perform increasingly critical roles in healthcare, with many offering improved performance and function due to the use of conformal coatings. Functional properties most frequently sought with coatings are barrier protection, electrical insulation, and surface...

INSIDER: Materials

Silver and copper ions wipe out many pathogens. That’s why implants and medical instruments, for example, are coated with these metals. Researchers have studied whether...

INSIDER: Materials

A double layer of silk in combination with a surgical mask can enhance its ability to prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19.

Features: Materials

Fluorescence endoscopy is becoming increasingly important in many medical diagnostic tests. Based on the molecular absorption of light, this technique works by revealing...

Features: Medical

Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM)/ 3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development. Industry is now...

Features: Medical

The basis of metal injection molding (MIM) technology involves fine metal powders, which are combined with thermoplastic binders and surfactants, allowing injection in a plastic...

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...

Products: Medical
Honeywell, Morris Plains, NJ, has expanded its medical-grade biofiber portfolio with a blue-hued fiber that provides a strong visual aid to better differentiate between multiple suture sets in more complex surgeries.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Heavy-Duty Enclosures

Bud Industries, Cleveland, OH, has introduced a series of heavy-duty plastic enclosures that are designed to provide flexibility in installing printed...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Plastic and Insert Molding

Okay Industries, New Britain, CT, has added plastic molding and insert molding to its metal tube forming, laser tube cutting, and precision stamping and machining operations. The...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineering researchers have invented an advanced brain-computer interface with a flexible and moldable backing and penetrating microneedles. Adding a flexible backing to this kind of...

Briefs: Materials

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have developed a new way to 3D print glass microstructures that is faster and produces objects with higher optical quality, design flexibility, and strength....

R&D: Materials

Researchers have developed a compound consisting of insulin bound to a string of amino acids that includes an antioxidant group. An earlier study in mice suggested this nanomaterial’s...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Designing SOSA™ Backplanes for the Future of Electronics

Backplane signal integrity is an emerging issue for new SOSA systems. Our newest white paper examines how new systems must be able to operate at very high data signaling rates to...

White Papers: Medical
Selecting the Right System to Move BioPharma Equipment

This paper is intended to serve as a guide to selecting the ideal load handling equipment for any given load and situation. The sheer variability of needs means this guide will not be...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have developed a new way to 3D print glass microstructures that is faster and produces objects with higher optical quality, design flexibility and strength. They...

Features: Medical

There’s strong demand for smart, new lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies in the global medical device market. To meet this demand, medical device manufacturers...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

To fast-track time to market and gain a competitive edge, pharmaceutical and medtech development companies are increasingly implementing single-use technologies (SUTs). SUTs also...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

Plastic consumables for medical applications are often very complex and sophisticated devices. Before these devices can be used by healthcare workers or home care patients, they...

Products: Medical
3D Printable Biomaterials

Evonik, Darmstadt, Germany, is expanding its portfolio of 3D printable biomaterials for medical technology. VESTAKEEP® iC4800 3DF is a new osteoconductive...

Briefs: Medical

A wireless, biodegradable sensor could offer doctors a way to monitor changes in brain chemistry without requiring a second operation to remove the implant, according to an...

R&D: Medical

Gadolinium-doped cerium oxide could be a promising alternative to certain piezoelectric materials. It is lead-free, which means that it could be employed in biocompatible medical applications. Further...

R&D: Materials

A metasurface lens has been created that uses a piezoelectric thin film to change focal length when a small voltage is applied. Because it is extremely compact and lightweight, the new lens could be useful for...

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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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