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

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Life Cycle Support for Medical Devices

Addressing unmet clinical needs while also keeping an eye on the competition requires medtech manufacturers to adopt a structured approach that supports the development of new technologies. An...

White Papers: Medical
Life Cycle Support for Medical Devices

For medtech manufacturers, engaging an experienced contract manufacturing organization (CMO) as a product development partner can reduce time to market while ensuring compliance with applicable...

Briefs: Design
The ventilators are simpler and cheaper to make than those currently available.
Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In our winter edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Features: Design
Senior scientist Paula McDaniel tells MDB how to find and prevent material failures.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing: Biotec Making Products Better, Faster and More Affordably

From its inception, Biotec has used traditional methods like CNC Machining and Injection Molding to manufacture its products. Approximately five years ago, the company...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Linear stepper stages, tubing, Bluetooth modules, and more.
Features: Design
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A robust, optimized mechanical testing program is essential to successful quality control testing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Features: Materials
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
R&D: Test & Measurement
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new class of 3D Printing resins for healthcare applications.
White Papers: Medical
Principles of Injection Molding

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should...

INSIDER: Medical

New research has demonstrated the feasibility of mass producing customized respiratory protection for healthcare workers with a comfortable close-fitting seal that is...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new method for manufacturing electronics that prints high-performance silicon directly onto flexible materials could lead to breakthroughs in technologies...

INSIDER: Medical

Wearable devices have traditionally needed an external power source and require exacting manufacturing processes. Now, researchers have developed an all-printed piezoelectric (self-powered)...

Features: Design
Developing IFUs for reusable devices presents a unique challenge that requires focused attention to ensure patient safety: the reprocessing method.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The sensitivity of the decade-old frequency comb breathalyzer now detects four additional biomarkers.
R&D: Materials
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
Briefs: Materials
The patch can be stored for 30 days at room temperature.
Products: Materials
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.
Products: Medical
Productivity software, ceramic additives, metal powders, and more.
News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Medical technology company Raumedic Inc. is expanding the cleanroom manufacturing facilities at its U.S. headquarters in Mills River, NC, by February 2022. The...

Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.