Materials & Manufacturing

Custom & Contract Manufacturing

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.

Global Innovations: Design
Replacement Ear with Right Look and Feel

The shape of a human ear is very individual, usually symmetrical, and, like a fingerprint, so characteristic that one can identify us by them. The outer portion of our ears has a complex structure...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MediSpec Micro Extrusion Primary Wires

Temp-Flex LLC, South Grafton, MA, designed its MediSpec™ micro extrusion primary wires to meet tight tolerance requirements for invasive and implantable applications in the medical industry. MediSpec...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
PolyFLEX Flexible Substrates

Polyonics, Inc., Westmoreland, NH, has expanded its PolyFLEX line with new sizes, functions, and performances including ultrathin amber and high-opacity black polyimide films. A variety of white, clear, and matte...

Teknor Apex Company, Pawtucket, RI, introduces three new thermoplastic elastomer wire and cable compounds that combine the rubber-like durability and flexibility and the high degree of purity required for...

Over the past fifty years, thin wall small diameter precision metal tubing has undergone quite a transformation. From its use in the mid-1960s as pointers for analog...

Features: Electronics & Computers
Early Team Integration Leads to Market Success

Developing a medical device requires sensitivity to the delicate balance between usefulness, usability, desirability, and manufacturability. Every medical device must be useful (meet a need) and...

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major area of concern for providers, payers, and patients alike. These infections play a significant role in the...

With numerous developments in medical equipment and software, physicians no longer have to wait three to five days for lab results for accurate and timely...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Grade Polyurethane Resists Stress Cracking

Parker Hannifin Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT, a global leader in motion and control technologies, has created a medical grade polyurethane that not only displays characteristic...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultrasonic Sealing Technology

Rinco Ultrasonics, Danbury, CT, a leading manufacturer of ultrasonic welding equipment, was awarded a US patent for its PPS0145 film sealing technology for ultrasonic film sealing of flexible packaging. This...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
FlexShield Medical Device Pouch

UFP Technologies, Georgetown, MA, introducesFlexShield™, a medical device pouch for screws, rods, plates, and other instruments that provides puncture and abrasion resistance in order to safely ship medical...

Laser systems continue to grow in application use throughout the medical industry. Applications for laser systems include diagnostic analysis systems, DNA sequencing systems, dental cleaning and...

Today’s medical device OEMs live in an age of abundance: both abundant options and abundant regulatory requirements. With so many options and so many restrictions, it can be very...

Today, a wide array of laser technologies support an amazingly diverse range of medical and biomedical applications. In fact, it would take a large volume to discuss...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Generation Pumps for Medical Applications

The Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, Wilmington, MA, introduced a new range of 400RXMD panelmount pumps designed specifically for medical device specialists serving the surgical ablation market. A...

Styron, Berwyn, PA, introduces new resins for medical equipment enclosures, which can be used with all types of therapeutic and diagnostic equipment applications. The EMERGE™ PC/ABS 7700 Advance Resins...

The rapid advance of medical technology has created a growing need for ever more precise technologies to measure and inspect medical components. One of the...

The medical device industry is a highly competitive arena, and earning market recognition depends on the ability to keep innovating. To remain competitive, medical device...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Move to Rapid Prototyping Cut Costs by Millions

Instrumentation Laboratory, Bedford, MA, is a worldwide manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents, and controls for use in hospitals and independent clinical...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
MIKRON HSM 200U LP Milling Machine

GF AgieCharmilles, Lincolnshire, IL, introduces its new high-speed MIKRON HSM 200U LP milling machine. Available in 3- and 5-axis versions, the MIKRON HSM 200U LP (linear performance) brings speed,...

Products: Materials
Tubing Products and Processing

Judson A. Smith Co., Boyertown, PA, a leading manufacturer of precision, custom tubular parts and machined components in most materials, specializes in fabricating tubular parts and assemblies used in a wide...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Fusion Laser Products

Epilog Laser, Golden, CO, has added the Fusion and FiberMark Fusion to its product line with upgraded motion control system for increased engraving and cutting speed and vector edges. The Epilog Laser Fusion is a CO2...

Over the last several years, the medical industry has become more aware of the toxic side effects of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The American Public Health Association passed a resolution in...

Facing multiple challenges including cost pressure, global competition, and evolving market de mands, medical device companies may consider engaging with a design...

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Dip Molded Products Play Vital Role in Medical Equipment Design

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: Packaging & Sterilization
ISO Certified Class 8 Clean Room

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...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Precision Molded Medical Components and Assemblies

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...

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

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

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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