Materials & Manufacturing

Custom & Contract Manufacturing

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Find the latest news and technical briefs related to custom and contract medical manufacturing. Review how companies are outsourcing the creation of medical devices and medical device components; product concept and development; process validation and verification; and manufacturing and packaging.

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News: Green Design & Manufacturing

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’...

Supplements: Motion Control
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2020.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Single-phase filters, assembly services, sleep=tracking sensors, and more.
News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Spectrum Plastics Group, a specialty medical packaging, component, and contract manufacturer, has closed on the acquisition of PeelMaster Medical Packaging Corporation...

Blog: Medical

The medical device industry’s accreditation program, MedAccred ® , is continuing to grow and more and more major device makers are now on the list of...

Technology Leaders: Design
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Technology Leaders: Medical
Start simple, collaborate early, and seek deep expertise are just three of the important ideas in a post-pandemic medical market.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
LFI antigen tests provide results rapidly, at or near the point-of-care.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
INSIDER: Medical

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...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

Features: Medical
Instruments used in minimally invasive surgeries today often require elaborate features, and greater attention to detail in the product-design process.
News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

Features: Design
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News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Gener8, a product realization company in the life sciences and medical device markets, has named David Brakenwagen CEO as it announces changes within its executive leadership. The company’s founder,...

Technology Leaders: Motion Control
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
News: Tubing & Extrusion

Tessy Plastics Corp., which specializes in injection molding and custom automated assembly solutions, has expanded the warehouse space in one of its manufacturing facilities in upstate New York. The...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

OKAY Industries, a contract manufacturer that engineers components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers in the medical device and industrial markets, has added state-of-the-art...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Contract manufacturers have an increasingly critical role in medical device manufacturing. For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that choose to outsource manufacturing operations, a...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Value engineering (VE) is an organized/systematic approach directed at analyzing the function of systems, equipment, facilities, services, and supplies for the purpose of achieving their...

Briefs: Materials

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3D printing....

News: Robotics, Automation & Control

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...

News: Medical

To optimize production and offer greater manufacturing capabilities for its global customers, Porex has relocated to a newly renovated facility in the industrial...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., Sudbury, MA, has opened a new Precision Center in Acton, MA. According to the company, the facility was built “for customers who need the ultimate in tight tolerance...

News: Medical

MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market, has selected the Phillips-Medisize...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Technology has always played a central role in healthcare. From microscopes to medical imaging, and from pacemakers to prosthetics, technological breakthroughs throughout history have improved diagnosis,...

Features: Design

In the injectable drug-delivery industry, expectations for improved patient experiences with administration and at-home delivery of therapeutic regimens are evolving. Products that combine the...

Features: Electronics & Computers

The medical device industry often looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components. Direct sourcing of...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Precision in surgery is paramount. Surgeons rely on a variety of handheld instruments, and they increasingly want tools that can aid in accessing hard-to-reach areas...

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