Materials & Manufacturing

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Rapid prototyping and tooling technologies are essential to the medical device design cycle. Explore the medical innovations that impact applications in 3D printing, laser etching, and rapid prototyping.

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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Metal and Plastic Microrobots Interlock
The two materials are interlocked as closely as links in a chain.
The breakthrough involves inkjet printing and materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.
A novel 3D printed prosthetic arm is more comfortable, flexible, and cheaper than a conventional prosthesis.
New biodegradable stents treat radiation esophagitis.
Changing the shape of the blade will expand the possibilities of using the laser in medicine.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Importance of Rapid Innovation Amid COVID-19

The advent of COVID-19 has added a layer of complexity to product development. Agility is more important than ever as it has made it critical to get products to market quickly. While...

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

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printed Biomimetic Tongue Surface
Using 3D printers, scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures.
Magnetic angle sensors, heat-staking platforms, regulatory software, and more.
Inspection, measurement, and documentation are critical elements.

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...

For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

SMT Assembly Services

Z-Axis, Phelps, NY, has launched a new product introduction (NPI) line for surface mount technology (SMT) printed circuit board (PCB) assembly at its contract...

Researchers have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.
Researchers have used 3D printing to make electronic fibers, each 100 times thinner than a human hair, to create non-contact, wearable, portable respiratory sensors.
Flea-sized, hollow blocks can be filled with materials that improve healing.
Proportional control, modular connectors, power supplies, and more.
Researchers have developed a new family of polymers that can self-heal, have shape memory, and are recyclable.
To produce an additively manufactured prosthesis, REJOINT starts by 3D modelling the patient’s CT scan.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Determining When to Outsource Your Medical Device Testing
Weighing your testing options is imperative to submission success.
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
Diagnosing COVID-19: Anatomy of an LFI Test Device
LFI antigen tests provide results rapidly, at or near the point-of-care.
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
Removing organic contaminants and reducing bacterial and viral loads in medical device manufacturing.
Machine-to-machine communication, deep learning, XR, and AI are all going to have an extraordinary will require low-latency manufacturing.
Even the latest medical and biomedical innovations, from imaging equipment to sensors, require fasteners that never fail.
Major ventilator manufacturers began implementing "crash programs" to expand their production lines, attempting to cram multiple years’ worth of output into the span of a few months.
See how six-robots are being used to produce medical devices.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printable Material Mimics Biological Tissues
Researchers have 3D printed a complex, porous lattice structure using liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), creating devices that can finally mimic cartilage and other biological tissues.

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.


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