Manufacturing & Prototyping

Prototyping/​Rapid Prototyping

Access a wide range of multimedia resources and technical briefs that will demonstrate rapid prototyping and tooling technologies that are speeding up the development and design of medical devices and products.

Latest Briefs & News

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A prototype “breathalyzer” accurately diagnoses COVID-19, even in asymptomatic individuals, in less than 5 minutes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The vibrating device uses bone-conducted sounds to achieve better results.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal additive manufacturing, high-performance grease, filters, and more.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The noninvasive nanochip applies a harmless electric spark to deliver specific genes in a fraction of a second.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In our winter edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
R&D: Imaging
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
Briefs: Medical
The sensitivity of the decade-old frequency comb breathalyzer now detects four additional biomarkers.
Applications: Packaging & Sterilization
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Products: Materials
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: Test & Measurement
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
Products: Materials
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The advent of COVID-19 has added a layer of complexity to product development. Agility is more important than ever as it has made it critical to get products to market quickly. While...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical device developers are providing more options through intuitive user interfaces (UIs).
From the Editor: IoMT
See how medtech companies are trying to get more ventilators on the market.
Products: Materials
Micromolded components, liquid silicone rubber, 3D printing materials, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Features: Medical
Micromolding can be seen as the latest technological innovation that enables the design, manufacture, and clinical use of groundbreaking medical devices.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to skin and could replace hypodermic needles.
R&D: Software
A new, inexpensive technology could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.
Briefs: Medical
The patch mimics electrical signaling of the heart.
Features: Design
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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
A microrobot can take up to 8 hours to make. With the help of a 3D printer, University of Toronto engineers got the process down to 20 minutes

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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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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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First, Do No Harm: Changing Strategies to Prove Your Medical Device Is Safe

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