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Freudenberg Medical, a global developer and manufacturer of specialty components and finished products for the medical device industry, has acquired the dedicated...

The reliability of critical components, systems, and devices takes top priority in today’s healthcare environment. With the continued development of highly sophisticated...

Removing organic contaminants and reducing bacterial and viral loads in medical device manufacturing.
Machine-to-machine communication, deep learning, XR, and AI are all going to have an extraordinary will require low-latency manufacturing.
Even the latest medical and biomedical innovations, from imaging equipment to sensors, require fasteners that never fail.
Major ventilator manufacturers began implementing "crash programs" to expand their production lines, attempting to cram multiple years’ worth of output into the span of a few months.
See how six-robots are being used to produce medical devices.
Researchers have 3D printed a complex, porous lattice structure using liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), creating devices that can finally mimic cartilage and other biological tissues.
Researchers have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab.
A double-sided adhesive can be detached from the underlying tissue without causing any damage.
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Volume Graphics, Charlotte, NC, has added and augmented important functionalities to its software that help designers and manufacturers capture and...

3M has released a new extended wear medical transfer adhesive.
Plasma equipment manufacturer PVA TePla America was asked by a manufacturer of real-time PCR diagnostic tests to treat hundreds of thousands of plastic cartridges used to test for COVID-19.

Thermoplastics manufacturer Flambeau is making an important part of personal protective equipment (PPE) widely used by frontline healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. After...

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) has selected five projects to identify ways to use...

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New Innovative Approach Controls Defects in 3D Printing

With its ability to yield parts with complex shapes and minimal waste, additive manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the production of metallic components. That...

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $3.4 million in grants to support high-impact projects for COVID-19...

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Using Digital Twins for Knowledge Transfer

The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have developed solutions to enable remote communication and...

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. A...

Doorknobs, light switches, shopping carts. Fear runs rampant nowadays when it comes to touching common surfaces because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus. A Virginia Tech professor...

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See how medtech companies are trying to get more ventilators on the market.
Learn how liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is playing a major role in the fabrication of new medical devices.
Medical device developers are providing more options through intuitive user interfaces (UIs).
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
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SABIC has launched polypropylene (PP) materials for medical disposables such as gowns and masks and hygiene applications.
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
A novel stretchable material, when used in light-emitting capacitor devices, enables highly visible illumination at low operating voltages.