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Injection Molding Principles

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 know,...

Mactac®, a LINTEC Company, has acquired Duramark Products Inc., previously known as Ritrama USA. The acquisition consists of the company’s Minneapolis, MN, and Moore,...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Show Preview: Evolving to MedDev 2021
The "Evolving To MedDev" 2021 digital event will provide automotive and aerospace companies with practical information about how they can enter into the medical device supply chain.
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
An appropriate aesthetic can be much more than consequential cosmetics; it can improve ease-of-use and safety.
Embedded antennas, fume hoods, computing nodes, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product Focus: Laser Machining/Marking 2021
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Origami-Inspired Medical Patch Seals Internal Injuries
The patch can be folded around surgical tools.
The membrane wicks water away from the skin.
The materials change shape over time in response to stimuli.
Stainless steel tubing is a primary support feature of single-use handheld surgical devices.
Learn the basics of heat shrink tubing and its use in medical device manufacturing.
EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas.

Researchers have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated...

Nowak has been in Statistical Process Control for 30 years.
Ponti was part of a team that scaled the production of SARS rapid antigen tests to detect and diagnose COVID-19 infections.
Rueda and her team developed face shields and N95 respirators to support the need for PPE in hospitals.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Design Briefs Product Focus: Disposables
Pressure transducers, check valves, connectors, and more.
Curable adhesives, thermoelectric coolers, DC power supplies, and more.
New polymer promises localized pain control for critical first four days.
Researchers have demonstrated that a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19.

Cadence, Inc. has been awarded a bronze medal for sustainability from EcoVadis, a provider of business sustainability ratings. Cadence’s rating is derived from EcoVadis’...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Systems Makes Breakthrough in Bioprinting Technology

3D Systems is expanding its development efforts focused on regenerative medicine and bioprinting solutions. This decision was driven by progress made in collaboration with United...

White Papers: Medical
Control Under Pressure

Biomedical and life science applications depend on precise, repeatable liquid handling. Pressure-controlled liquid dispensing systems provide a simple, quick and cost-effective way to dose nanoliter- to...

Sealed pump systems can dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of chemical transfer.
CAD software, edge connectors, optical adhesives, and more.
Dymax has introduced an LED UV and broad-spectrum light-curable adhesive.
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
A new nanomaterial from the silk produced by the Tetranychus lintearius mite has the ability to penetrate human cells without damaging them and, therefore, has promising biomedical properties.

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