Manufacturing & Prototyping

Laser Cutting, Marking, Etching

See how lasers are marking, cutting, etching, and engraving today's medical devices, surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and supplies.

Changing the shape of the blade will expand the possibilities of using the laser in medicine.
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.

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...

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...

Through a new process, it is now possible to laser-weld two optically clear plastic parts made of a wide range of polymer materials for medical applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Opens New Technical Center
The facility will be used to perform customer test cutting and complete process development requirements.

Microelectronics like semiconductor devices are at the heart of the many medical technologies, and it is essential to find new ways to continue to pack more circuitry...

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Design Briefs: 2019 Technology Leaders
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
External PSUs

XP Power, Tokyo, Japan, has released two series of external power supplies that are intended for modern medical applications, including safety approvals...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
OKAY Industries Introduces NexTech Labs

OKAY Industries, a contract manufacturer that engineers components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers in the medical device and industrial markets, has added state-of-the-art...

UV-LED Light Engines

Innovations in Optics, Woburn, MA, offers high-power, UV LED light engines. The LumiBright™ UV-LED Light Engines feature UV die arrays bonded on...

Laser sintering technology enables medical technology designers to print plastic objects for feasibility studies within a very short time. The functional prototypes...

In today’s world of medical device manufacturing, cost pressures are very real. At the same time, cost savings can be just as real, especially when companies examine their manufacturing...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NIST Research Sparks New Insights on Laser Welding

A better understanding of the interaction between laser and metal could give industry more control over laser welding. Scientists at NIST have been collecting data on the most...

Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays, and smart devices that are seamlessly integrated onto the human body....

Optical Distance Sensor

A highly accurate optical distance sensor is available from Werth Messtechnik, Giessen, Germany. The Werth Chromatic Focus Point sensor can measure...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The ‘Relativity’ of High Q Capacitors

For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits. This includes products such as cellular/telecom...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing

In the injectable drug-delivery industry, expectations for improved patient experiences with administration and at-home delivery of therapeutic regimens are evolving. Products that combine the...

Precision in surgery is paramount. Surgeons rely on a variety of handheld instruments, and they increasingly want tools that can aid in accessing hard-to-reach areas...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Enhancing Electrode Properties with Laser Restructuring

The materials that go into medical devices — particularly implantable electrical devices — have to strike a unique balance of properties. Once you consider biocompatibility and all...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Focus April 2019: Laser Machining/Marking
Custom Ball Lens

Laser Components, Bedford, NH, provides custom ball lens profiles on the end faces of silica fibers. The plasma-based CMS process with ring-of-fire technology...

Flush-Head Studs

Self-clinching flush-head studs from Penn-Engineering, Danboro, PA, feature a thread profile that enables quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie...

Even the simplest medical cable assembly projects contain numerous engineering considerations. And among the most complex applications, the quantity of requirements can...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success

In the medical industry, metal parts play an integral role in a vast array of diagnostic, testing, medical instruments, and equipment. Although certain complex metal parts can only be machined, thinner...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Engineers Explore Microfluidics with LEGO Bricks

MIT engineers have introduced an element of fun into microfluidics. The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely manipulate fluids at submillimeter scales. Such devices typically take the form of flat, two-dimensional chips, etched with tiny channels and ports that are...

Medical Power Supply

Bear Power Supplies, Phelps, NY, has designed a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged...

Extrusion Crosshead

Guill Tool & Engineering, West Warwick, RI, has introduced a crosshead with mechanically assisted gum space (MAGS) adjustment.

Traditional handheld surgical tools continue to provide benefits where surgeons need instruments to be more rigid and have strong holding power to withstand complex procedures. The...

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