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.

Latest Briefs & News

BCN3D, a manufacturer of 3D printers based in Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain), has devoted all its technological and manufacturing potential to helping...

GM and Ventec Life Systems, in cooperation with StopTheSpread.org, the nation’s coordinated private sector response to COVID-19, are collaborating to enable Ventec to increase...

Royal Philips is increasing the production of certain critical care products and solutions to help diagnose and treat patients with the new...

Polymer bushing and wear material manufacturer Vesconite Bearings is standing by to help manufacture ventilators in case the Coronavirus pandemic spirals. Last week,...

Medtronic plc continues to make progress in increasing ventilator production worldwide. The company has increased production by more than 40 percent to date...

3M and Ford are collaborating on specific ways the companies can rapidly combine complementary capabilities and resources to help meet a surge in demand for personal...

Nanofabrica, a manufacturer of 3D printers for precision engineering, invites researchers, doctors, and manufacturers to harness its manufacturing capabilities to develop...

Web Industries Inc., a precision converter and contract manufacturing organization (CMO), has allocated priority production capacity at its Holliston, MA, plant to...

With the country confronting a shortage of both coronavirus test kits and critical medical equipment, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) is...

IoT Prototyping Board

Renesas, Tokyo, Japan, has introduced a low-power prototyping board that will simplify and speed up product development for IoT endpoint equipment...

From the Editor : Manufacturing & Prototyping
From the Editor: The 2019 Products of the Year

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to cast their ballot to choose from our 12 Products of the Month the technology they felt was the most significant new introduction to the...

Features : Medical
Leading Women in Engineering & Science: Katie Farley, Kim Jackson, Sue Marchant, Patricia Santos-Serrao & Erin Wright; MasterControl
These leaders are driving innovation and the next generation of MasterControl solutions.
This feature presents insights from industry leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, and those inspiring other women through education.
Through a new process, it is now possible to laser-weld two optically clear plastic parts made of a wide range of polymer materials for medical applications.
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Opens New Technical Center
The facility will be used to perform customer test cutting and complete process development requirements.
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.
The digital revolution under way in medtech manufacturing will continue to transform the industry into a more connected, efficient, and agile ecosystem.
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultrasound Helps Make 3D Printed Alloys Stronger
Researchers have used sound vibrations to shake metal alloy grains into tighter formation during 3D printing.

Manufacturers, medical device companies, and the general public will soon have access to powerful AI-driven 3D printing software, the result of six years of research.

The consequences of workplace automation will likely impact just about every aspect of our lives, and scholars and policymakers need to start thinking about it far more broadly if they want...

Microelectronics like semiconductor devices are at the heart of the many medical technologies, and it is essential to find new ways to continue to pack more circuitry...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Gener8 Names New CEO to Fuel Growth

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,...

In addition to MD&M West, four additional trade shows are running alongside the medical device expo. These shows feature experts and suppliers from related industries like plastics, automation, design,...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products & Services: February 2020 Medical Design Briefs

Software for Linux

Synopsys, Exeter, UK, has launched Simpleware Release P-2019.09. The latest version of the software includes new features and performance improvements....

R&D : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automated Production of Advanced Materials

Engineers have developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing the...

Technology Leaders : Test & Measurement
Medical Design Briefs: 2019 Technology Leaders
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.

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...

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