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Products: Medical

The Caplugs, Buffalo, NY, Class 8 clean room is ISO 9001 certified and recently received ISO 13485 recommendation. Caplugs caters to medical customers by providing traceability, record retention, and its...

Applications: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Producing basic features by stamping, and then incorporating more critical features by computer numerical control (CNC) machining can result in a much lower cost part than...

Applications: Materials

Dip molding may not be a term that readily comes to mind when surgeons begin complicated procedures. Yet without this sophisticated, highly controllable process, many medical...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Minneapolis, a leading global supplier of custom molded components and assemblies for medical device applications, has published a new brochure detailing the...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In 2006, engineers from the Thermo Fisher Barrington division in Barrington, IL, were faced with a number of challenges to improve their highly successful...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Northwire, Inc., Osceola, WI, presents its 2013 NWI Lab360 catalog available in print and web-ready downloadable formats. This catalog presents complex technical information clearly so users can quickly source standard...

Features: Electronics & Computers

No other industry in the US is under more pressure than medical electronics, and those pressures continue mounting each year for greater innovation and products that...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

For medical device OEMs seeking compliance to the 3rd Edition of IEC 60601-1 for their power supplies, what is quite clear by now are the regional dates for...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

They can release as much energy as tens of billions of hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time. They send protons and electrons rocketing at near the speed of light. They heat gas in the...

Products: Medical

NuSil Technology LLC, Carpinteria, CA, launched a new heat-cure colored inks series, MED-6613-X. The two-part, additioncure inks can be used for pad-printing and silk-screening for marking or coloring silicone rubber...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Speed equates to cost, so faster prototyping and production mean lower costs and faster time to market. Although this statement seems to be fairly easy, there are some considerations to...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A line of adjustable mounting shaft collars that can be customized for securing sprockets, pulleys, lever arms, and other drive components is available from Stafford Manufacturing Corp. (Wilmington, MA)....

Briefs: Medical
3D Scanning for Post-Mastectomy Custom Breast Prosthesis

Breast cancer is a terrible affliction that affects approximately one in eight women in the US. In 2012, nearly a quarter- million cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women. Due to the progress of medicine and associated treatment, the death rate associated with breast...

Applications: Medical

ToughWare Prosthetics, an engineering and design group dedicated to developing innovative new assistive technologies, helps satisfy the global need for prosthetic devices that are...

Features: Medical

In today’s medical technology field, having a reliable and stable power source is a critical requirement for safe operation. Wireless power provides a unique advantage in that a device can...

Applications: Medical

When engineers at a Swiss medical device company began designing an implantable low-flow pump to treat the condition known as ascites, or peritoneal cavity fluid, they knew they were on...

Features: Electronics & Computers

The last few years have seen the development of larger, higher power, higher luminescence light-emitting diode (LED) chips. Prior to this, LEDs were typically 0.020" x 0.020", came in various colors and...

Features: Medical

Among medical devices, there is a range of fluid management needs, each with its own unique needs and functions.

The field of fluidics may broadly be divided into macro- and micro-applications....

Briefs: Medical

Due to the complex requirements of the medical device industry, the internal resources of device OEMs are drawn primarily to the device R&D and regulatory arenas. However, once the device R&D...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Medical device OEMs face ongoing pressure to develop and commercialize innovative products faster, at lower costs, and in compliance with increasingly stringent regulatory standards. As in other...

Products: Medical

Foster Corporation (Putnam, CT) has introduced custom extruded film and rod from drug/polymer blends for implant, patch, and oral drug delivery applications. The company blends polymers with active pharmaceutical...

Products: Medical

Pro-Dex, Inc. (Irvine, CA) accelerates the design and development of medical devices that can withstand harsh environments by adhering to a concurrent engineering process. This approach takes the complete life-cycle of...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronics Systems (Littleton, MA) has announced new additions to its Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) capabilities: new, faster flying probe test equipment and new highly...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Via Biomedical (Maple Grove, MN) offers SPECTRAL medical balloons fabricated for medical applications using a series of proprietary processes and custom equipment. The balloons are robust, clear, and durable. Other...

Products: Medical

Vesta (Franklin, WI) utilizes advanced capabilities, including encapsulation, bonding, reinforcing and robotics, to assemble finished medical devices. The company has also introduced a Quick Turn thermoplastic extrusion...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Although the concept of nanotechnology (controlling matter on an atomic scale) dates back to 1959, it is only now becoming more commercially realized. It has the potential to challenge...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Engineers have long been aware of the potential of laser sintering to create innovative and beneficial medical products. Because it is an additive (layer-by-layer) manufacturing process,...

Products: Medical

Premold Corp. (Oconomowoc, WI) offers the PREMOLD PROCESS™, an approach that includes design consultation, detailed engineering, and comprehensive manufacturing solutions for medical equipment...

Products: Medical

Premold Corp. (Oconomowoc, WI) offers the PREMOLD PROCESS™, an approach that includes design consultation, detailed engineering, and comprehensive manufacturing solutions for medical equipment manufacturers....

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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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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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