Materials & Manufacturing


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.

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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printed Implants with Antibiotics

White Papers: Materials
Analytical Testing Solutions for Medtech Manufacturing

For medtech manufacturers, material and device failures are an unavoidable issue that can plague even the most experienced engineering teams. This paper examines how a strong partnership...

White Papers: Medical
Life Cycle Support for Medical Devices

For medtech manufacturers, engaging an experienced contract manufacturing organization (CMO) as a product development partner can reduce time to market while ensuring compliance with applicable...

Inside Story: Wearables
The company’s key markets include cardiovascular, medical-surgical, neuroscience, and diabetes.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The smart bandage can dispense antibiotic, monitor wound-healing biomarkers, and report important data directly to doctors.
Briefs: Medical
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a genosensor that is efficient in detecting SARS-CoV-2.
R&D: Materials
A new sterilization technology could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks.
R&D: Materials
An international team of researchers has discovered a path that could lead to shape-shifting ceramic materials.
Products: Medical
A thermal cycling calculator, a universal machining center, microdrills, and more.
Briefs: Medical
The ventilators are simpler and cheaper to make than those currently available.
Products: Wearables
Dymax has introduced light-curable adhesives for the evolving medical device wearables market.
Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
Features: Design
Senior scientist Paula McDaniel tells MDB how to find and prevent material failures.
White Papers: Materials
3D Printing: Biotec Making Products Better, Faster and More Affordably

From its inception, Biotec has used traditional methods like CNC Machining and Injection Molding to manufacture its products. Approximately five years ago, the company...

Products: Materials
Linear stepper stages, tubing, Bluetooth modules, and more.
Features: Packaging & Sterilization
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
Features: Regulations/Standards
A robust, optimized mechanical testing program is essential to successful quality control testing.
Features: Materials
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
R&D: Test & Measurement
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
R&D: Nanotechnology

A prototype of a new biosensor helps detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. The development of this biosensor falls within the field known as liquid biopsy, which helps detect the...

R&D: Materials
The new coatings were inspired by the natural world.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on
Briefs: Medical
The wearable, noninvasive glucose monitoring device prototype is the first of its kind.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new class of 3D Printing resins for healthcare applications.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Principles of Injection Molding

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should...


New research has demonstrated the feasibility of mass producing customized respiratory protection for healthcare workers with a comfortable close-fitting seal that is...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new method for manufacturing electronics that prints high-performance silicon directly onto flexible materials could lead to breakthroughs in technologies...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Wearable devices have traditionally needed an external power source and require exacting manufacturing processes. Now, researchers have developed an all-printed piezoelectric (self-powered)...