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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Engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to skin and could replace hypodermic needles.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Tech Takes Radiation Out of Cancer Screening
A new, inexpensive technology could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers Bioengineer 3D Implants for Tissue
Researchers are literally carving grooves into plastic threads used to build 3D printed tissue-engineering scaffolds with living cells.
Scientists have discovered a new material that can be 3D printed to create tissue-like vascular structures.
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Handheld 3D Printers Treat Musculoskeletal Injuries
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.

FDA has issued multiple emergency use authorizations, loosened regulations for telemedicine, and eased the requirements for production...

Micromolding can be seen as the latest technological innovation that enables the design, manufacture, and clinical use of groundbreaking medical devices.
A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds — and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.

Tru-Form Plastics, Westminster, CA, has shifted its production plans to develop a face shield protective mask for healthcare workers on the front...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
AZCO Corp. Joins Efforts to Fight COVID-19

Amid the nationwide cautionary shutdown of many commercial industries, AZCO Corp. remains in operation designing and building units and machines that help companies produce protective devices for...

In this Q&A, Tom Hoover, senior medical market manager for assembly technologies at Emerson, addresses the benefits of using ultrasonic technology to...

Medtronic plc is ramping up its ventilator production, as well as collaborating with technology partners and governments to drive new ventilator innovation and production,...

Royal Philips plans to double the production of its hospital ventilators by May 2020 and achieve a four-fold increase by the third quarter of 2020. This plan...

Altavian, a Gainesville, FL, based drone maker, has turned its production from drones to reusable masks to help answer the ongoing national supply shortage due to the COVID-19...

As COVID-19 continues to impact the world, the need for 3D printing solutions to provide supplies to the medical community increases drastically. MakerBot’s initiative aims to...

Battelle has begun rapid manufacturing of a system to decontaminate N95 respirator masks and other medical protective equipment.

In response to the ongoing global health crisis caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Siemens is making its Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network along with its...

The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has announced that its members have mobilized to help meet the medical supply...

Amada Miyachi America Corp., which manufactures welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems, has changed its name to Amada Weld Tech. Amada Miyachi America...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Focus: Laser Machining/Marking
Micro Grinder

Glebar, Ramsey, NJ, has launched a new micro grinder. The CAM.3 can accurately grind lengths ranging from 0.005 to 0.375 in.in diameter. The 16 in. grinding wheel is mounted on a...

The patch mimics electrical signaling of the heart.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products & Services: April 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Gas valves, flame-resistant polymers, robot actuators, and more.
A “bio-ink” for 3D printed materials could serve as scaffolds for growing human tissues.

MIT researchers hope to publish open-source designs for a low-cost respirator that could potentially help Covid-19 patients struggling with critical respiratory problems. The...

A coalition of companies and universities assembled by Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) to produce face shields leveraging...

It’s a race against time that some participants liken to Apollo 13, the stricken NASA spacecraft for which engineers improvised an air purification system from...

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

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