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

Researchers are literally carving grooves into plastic threads used to build 3D printed tissue-engineering scaffolds with living cells.
Learn why stainless steel fixtures and equipment are the best choice for high-traffic and high use installations.
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Handheld 3D Printers Treat Musculoskeletal Injuries
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.
Micromolding can be seen as the latest technological innovation that enables the design, manufacture, and clinical use of groundbreaking medical devices.

Tru-Form Plastics, Westminster, CA, has shifted its production plans to develop a face shield protective mask for healthcare workers on the front...

As demand for smaller and faster devices grows, scientists and engineers turn to materials with properties that can deliver when existing ones lose their punch or can’t shrink...

The smart material holds promise for drugs against cancer and other serious diseases.
The patch mimics electrical signaling of the heart.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products & Services: April 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Gas valves, flame-resistant polymers, robot actuators, and more.
To develop a better adhesive alternative, researchers turned to a polymer: poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA).
Cold plasma has been used for decades to treat surfaces in a variety of industries.
Features: Materials
The Benefits of Tungsten Cable

There is no one-size-fits-all material when producing mechanical cable. The material chosen to produce wire rope can vary from one application to the next, because commonly, no two applications place the same...

Products: Materials
Product Focus: Materials
Biomedical Coatings

Jaro Corp., Ipswich, MA, Jaro Corp has added the capability to apply an advanced two-component polyurethane coating. Polane 8400 provides a biocompatible, chemically resistant, and...

Researchers have developed a technique to quickly and sensitively characterize defects in 2D materials used in sensors and electronics.
IoT Prototyping Board

Renesas, Tokyo, Japan, has introduced a low-power prototyping board that will simplify and speed up product development for IoT endpoint equipment...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultrasound Helps Make 3D Printed Alloys Stronger
Researchers have used sound vibrations to shake metal alloy grains into tighter formation during 3D printing.
Nanothin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper.
In the process, a high-yield electrodeposition is applied on certain conductive substrates.
The 4040/40 formulation includes two LyoTec® stopper designs — 13 and 20 mm — with a versatile universal
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.

In addition to MD&M West, four additional trade shows are running alongside the medical device expo. These shows feature experts and suppliers from related industries like plastics, automation,...

Engineers have developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing...

Whether attempting to improve adhesion of dissimilar materials, depositing coatings, cleaning surfaces, applying a protective coating that repels water for example or biological...

Researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants stronger and more corrosion resistant thanks to a newly developed hyper glue formula. The team of...

Researchers at Duke University have engineered a bandage that captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural...

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn’t stick to the wound. This marks...

Water is the basis of all life on earth. Its structure is simple — two hydrogen atoms bound to one oxygen atom — yet its behavior is unique among liquids, and scientists still do not...

An alternative adhesive has been developed that adapts to suit a wide range of industrial and medical applications that benefit from sticky materials. The key ingredient is carbon dioxide. About...

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