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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Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Determining When to Outsource Your Medical Device Testing
Weighing your testing options is imperative to submission success.
Start simple, collaborate early, and seek deep expertise are just three of the important ideas in a post-pandemic medical market.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Diagnosing COVID-19: Anatomy of an LFI Test Device
LFI antigen tests provide results rapidly, at or near the point-of-care.
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
Removing organic contaminants and reducing bacterial and viral loads in medical device manufacturing.
Machine-to-machine communication, deep learning, XR, and AI are all going to have an extraordinary will require low-latency manufacturing.
Even the latest medical and biomedical innovations, from imaging equipment to sensors, require fasteners that never fail.
Major ventilator manufacturers began implementing "crash programs" to expand their production lines, attempting to cram multiple years’ worth of output into the span of a few months.
See how six-robots are being used to produce medical devices.
Researchers have 3D printed a complex, porous lattice structure using liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), creating devices that can finally mimic cartilage and other biological tissues.
Researchers have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab.

Thermoplastics manufacturer Flambeau is making an important part of personal protective equipment (PPE) widely used by frontline healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. After...

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) has selected five projects to identify ways to use...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Innovative Approach Controls Defects in 3D Printing

With its ability to yield parts with complex shapes and minimal waste, additive manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the production of metallic components. That...

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $3.4 million in grants to support high-impact projects for COVID-19...

The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have developed solutions to enable remote communication and...

See how medtech companies are trying to get more ventilators on the market.
Learn how liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is playing a major role in the fabrication of new medical devices.
Medical device developers are providing more options through intuitive user interfaces (UIs).
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
SABIC has launched polypropylene (PP) materials for medical disposables such as gowns and masks and hygiene applications.
Conduits, heat sinks, bioadhesives, and more.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Focus: Molding
Micromolded components, liquid silicone rubber, 3D printing materials, and more.

Advanced Test and Automation, Inc. (ATA) is working with StarFish Medical to produce ventilators in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership will accelerate...

Instruments used in minimally invasive surgeries today often require elaborate features, and greater attention to detail in the product-design process.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products & Services: June 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.
Advancements have enabled marker bands to be applied more safely and consistently.
The 3D structures recreate those found in tissues.

Keter North America Inc. has begun production of high-quality, reusable face shields at its plants in Anderson, IN, and Milton, ON, Canada. Both...

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