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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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Blog: Design

Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer American PAPR LLC is ramping up manufacturing of respirators across its 17-state supply chain in answer the...

R&D: Materials
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
From the Editor: Wearables
Malnati says COVID-19 has led to a wider variety of remote monitoring technology — from wearables to new smartphone apps.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using a new 3D printing process, University of Nottingham researchers have tailor-made artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offer better...

Supplements: Robotics, Automation & Control
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Applications: Medical
While AM brings speed, efficiency, and an alternative supply chain, the manufacturing method can also lead to better patient care.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
R&D: Nanotechnology
A new technique that mimics the ancient Japanese art of kirigami may offer an easier way to fabricate complex 3D nanostructures for use in applications, including healthcare.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
When the COVID-19 pandemic grounded much of the U.S. aerospace business in 2020, a Massachusetts-based contract manufacturer was forced to improvise.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have fabricated antibiotic-containing 3D scaffold implants at high temperatures.
INSIDER: Materials

Seeking answers on how to fabricate functionally useful patterns in ways inspired by developmental biology, a team of scientists has used frontal polymerization to mimic...

INSIDER: Medical

A new method allows for a laser-driven integration of metals into polymers to form electrically conductive composites. The development of flexible electronics, IoT...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers have developed a 3D printing technique that extends the possibilities of lateral flow testing. Everyone is familiar with these tests in the form of the...

Technology Leaders: Medical
For all of the advancements available in ultrasonic technology, there are certain component, material, or application characteristics that can make assembly quality very difficult to control.
Features: Materials
High consistency rubbers (HCRs) give medical device manufacturers the versatility they need for demanding therapeutic applications.
Features: Materials
See how medical disposables are leading to a growth in the use of bioplastics.
White Papers: Research Lab
Control Under Pressure

Biomedical and life science applications depend on precise, repeatable liquid handling. Pressure-controlled liquid dispensing systems provide a simple, quick and cost-effective way to dose nanoliter- to...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Injection Molding Principles

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 know,...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Stainless steel tubing is a primary support feature of single-use handheld surgical devices.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The "Evolving To MedDev" 2021 digital event will provide automotive and aerospace companies with practical information about how they can enter into the medical device supply chain.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
An appropriate aesthetic can be much more than consequential cosmetics; it can improve ease-of-use and safety.
Features: Software
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Pressure transducers, check valves, connectors, and more.
News: Green Design & Manufacturing

Cadence, Inc. has been awarded a bronze medal for sustainability from EcoVadis, a provider of business sustainability ratings. Cadence’s rating is derived from EcoVadis’...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A new research effort aims to improve manufacturing of rapidly deployed structures in order to address future shortages of medical care and quarantine facilities. This...

INSIDER: Materials

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will help lay the foundation for an interdisciplinary institute that encourages the use of artificial intelligence-enabled materials discovery,...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A new technology could accelerate uptake and development of on-chip diagnostic techniques in parts of the world where rapid diagnoses are desperately needed to improve public...

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