Materials & Manufacturing

Materials, Adhesives & Coatings

Surgical instruments, implants, catheters, endoscopes, and ultrasound probes all require a variety of materials, adhesives, and coatings. Access the technical resources for a range of medical materials and coatings. Design engineers can browse news, technical briefs, and applications for plastics, composites, rubbers, elastomers, and metals.

Latest Briefs & News

The membrane wicks water away from the skin.
The materials change shape over time in response to stimuli.
Stainless steel tubing is a primary support feature of single-use handheld surgical devices.
Learn the basics of heat shrink tubing and its use in medical device manufacturing.
EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas.

Researchers have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated...

Nowak has been in Statistical Process Control for 30 years.
Imagine a world where, instead of a physical warehouse full of actual products, you have an entire digital warehouse of design files.
Ponti was part of a team that scaled the production of SARS rapid antigen tests to detect and diagnose COVID-19 infections.
Rueda and her team developed face shields and N95 respirators to support the need for PPE in hospitals.
Curable adhesives, thermoelectric coolers, DC power supplies, and more.
New polymer promises localized pain control for critical first four days.
The materials are suitable for use in soft tissue repair or flexible bioelectronics.
Researchers have demonstrated that a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Institute Will Advance AI for Materials Science

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,...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adapting to Manufacturing Challenges of COVID-19
See how ultrasonic welding technology is being widely used in nonwoven PPE production.
Sealed pump systems can dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of chemical transfer.
CAD software, edge connectors, optical adhesives, and more.
Dymax has introduced an LED UV and broad-spectrum light-curable adhesive.
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
A new nanomaterial from the silk produced by the Tetranychus lintearius mite has the ability to penetrate human cells without damaging them and, therefore, has promising biomedical properties.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Platform Monitors Gut Microbiome
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.
Scientists have improved electrical conductivity in a polymer electrode for e-skin applications.
See the kind of impact that xenon has on coatings.

A patented filtration material from Senturion+ has been proven to block and inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a 98.8 percent removal efficacy rate. Scientists from...

Frequent cleaning and surface disinfection — already proven to help reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) — has become even more critical due to the...

Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Design Briefs: 2020 Technology Leaders
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2020.
Senior Director Asmita Khanolkar tell us what she sees for the medical materials industry, in a post-COVID world.
Single-phase filters, assembly services, sleep=tracking sensors, and more.

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