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

A new biomaterial significantly reduces scar formation after wounding, leading to more effective skin healing.
Nitinol also has a unique ability to adapt to extraordinary strains and is compatible with the human body.

The medical industry as-a-whole has galvanized its entire workforce toward developing a cure and relief for the ongoing COVID-19...

As sensors become more complex and specialized, they require a protective coating.
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and online.
Magnetic angle sensors, heat-staking platforms, regulatory software, and more.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printed Biomimetic Tongue Surface
Using 3D printers, scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Plant-Based Thermotherapy Patch
A biodegradable, transparent, flexible and fast-acting thermo-therapy patch from plant leaves is compatible with flexible electronic applications.
Researchers have developed a biomaterial that significantly reduces scar formation after wounding.
Smart dressings made of silk and nanodiamonds effectively sensed wound temperature.

A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical...

In the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for demanding physical applications
Engineers have developed a new framework that makes elastomer design a modular process, allowing for the mixing and matching of different metals with a single polymer.

Engineers have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used to improve N95 mask filters. The spray could also potentially be used in...

See how advanced adhesive compounds provide manufacturers with an effective alternative to mechanical fasteners.
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
Avient Corp. has added eight new grades to its healthcare thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.
Researchers have developed a new family of polymers that can self-heal, have shape memory, and are recyclable.
A surgical glue can help join blood vessels and close wounds faster.
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.
On-Demand Webinars: Materials
Metal Injection Molding

This 60-minute Webinar examines metal injection molding (MIM), a unique process that eliminates the need for complex, expensive machining when producing small, intricate steel and stainless steel components....

Freudenberg Medical, a global developer and manufacturer of specialty components and finished products for the medical device industry, has acquired the dedicated...

The reliability of critical components, systems, and devices takes top priority in today’s healthcare environment. With the continued development of highly sophisticated...

Simulation Software

Volume Graphics, Charlotte, NC, has added and augmented important functionalities to its software that help designers and manufacturers capture and...

3M has released a new extended wear medical transfer adhesive.
Plasma equipment manufacturer PVA TePla America was asked by a manufacturer of real-time PCR diagnostic tests to treat hundreds of thousands of plastic cartridges used to test for COVID-19.
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.

Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.


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