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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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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White Papers: Medical
Passivation, Pickling or Electropolishing: Which Metal Finishing Process Is Right for Your Parts?

In our latest whitepaper, we explore the differences and benefits of three common metal finishing techniques. From microcracks and microburrs...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The range of laser applications in the field of medicine and aesthetics in medicine is vast and varied.
Briefs: Medical
A Band-Aid® adhesive bandage is an effective treatment for stopping external bleeding from skin wounds, but an equally viable option for internal bleeding does not yet exist.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A newly developed 3D printing technique could be used to cost-effectively produce customized electronic “machines” the size of insects, enabling advanced applications in robotics, medical...

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

As medical device original equipment manufacturers look to bring innovative devices to market, the balance of cost, quality and speed is...

Features: Medical
From improved patient outcomes to point-of-care manufacturing, 3D printing offers a host of benefits that promise to transform the orthopedic implant industry once fully implemented.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

For years, ultrasonic welding has been used in cleanrooms where plastic components are assembled to complete medical and electronic...

Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

The medical packaging market has quickly embraced the use of automation for the thermoforming process. Automation has enabled adherence to stringent quality requirements and has...

News: Materials

Contract manufacturer Tegra Medical, Franklin, MA, has expanded its manufacturing operations in Costa Rica with the purchase of a new building. The new building is located near its...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Forensic cost analysis methods have already gained traction in the automotive industry, which has long recognized the value of determining an accurate cost of components and...

Features: Medical

A lack of a specialized label is all it takes to halt the production of a medical device. While those of us in medical device manufacturing were aware...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A new self-powered, wristwatch-style health monitor can keep track of a wearer’s pulse and wirelessly communicate with a nearby smartphone or tablet — without needing an...

Features: Software

Radiation medicine pioneer Elekta is growing fast. In anticipation of regulatory changes requiring more documentation and labeling, the company implemented a...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

As the cost of shrink tubing used in the production of catheters has increased, and supply chain issues caused delivery delays, FEP shrink tubing, for example, has become a very expensive...

White Papers: Software
Culturally Shifting to Smart Medical Device Manufacturing

With current world conditions adversely impacting markets and exerting unprecedented pressures on medical device manufacturers, the journey towards smart manufacturing is essential to...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
MISUMI Fills in the Gaps for Gener8

Gener8, a leading contract design and manufacturing company, was tasked with creating the first commercially available digital genome engineering platform for a customer. The project required the use of...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control

The all-new IM Engineering South is dubbed the “six-in-one advanced design and manufacturing expo,” which includes MD&M South. The event, which takes place June 14–16, is designed to give...

News: Design

The global supply chain disruptions of the last two years are spurring major changes across the manufacturing sector. After decades of reshoring, legacy industries, such as textiles, are...

Features: Medical

Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM)/ 3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development. Industry is now...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The basis of metal injection molding (MIM) technology involves fine metal powders, which are combined with thermoplastic binders and surfactants, allowing injection in a plastic...

Supplements: Test & Measurement
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Products: Materials
Honeywell, Morris Plains, NJ, has expanded its medical-grade biofiber portfolio with a blue-hued fiber that provides a strong visual aid to better differentiate between multiple suture sets in more complex surgeries.
Applications: Green Design & Manufacturing

In reshaping the world toward a new, post-pandemic normal, the industry must leverage digital transformation at an accelerated pace. This shift is already happening — according to...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Heavy-Duty Enclosures

Bud Industries, Cleveland, OH, has introduced a series of heavy-duty plastic enclosures that are designed to provide flexibility in installing printed circuit boards and other...

Products: Medical
Plastic and Insert Molding

Okay Industries, New Britain, CT, has added plastic molding and insert molding to its metal tube forming, laser tube cutting, and precision stamping and machining operations. The new...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have developed a new way to 3D print glass microstructures that is faster and produces objects with higher optical quality, design flexibility, and strength....

White Papers: Medical
Designing SOSA™ Backplanes for the Future of Electronics

Backplane signal integrity is an emerging issue for new SOSA systems. Our newest white paper examines how new systems must be able to operate at very high data signaling rates to...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Selecting the Right System to Move BioPharma Equipment

This paper is intended to serve as a guide to selecting the ideal load handling equipment for any given load and situation. The sheer variability of needs means this guide will not be...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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