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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

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there’s been a worldwide shortage of face masks — particularly, the N95 ones worn by healthcare workers. Although these coverings...

University of Sydney Sydney,
Australia

Researchers from the University of Sydney have collaborated with Columbia University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg to...

Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.
Instruments used in minimally invasive surgeries today often require elaborate features, and greater attention to detail in the product-design process.
A plasma etching process called electron enhanced material processing (EEMP) has been shown to improve performance of metal and alloys.
A study has identified new ways in which nano-pillars can damage bacteria.

In the midst of the current pandemic, time is of the essence. So, when the US Department of Health & Human Services tapped Hamilton Medical, Inc. to aid the...

The stretchable fabric is embroidered with conductive threads that provide excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-Tech Printing May Help Eliminate Painful Shots
Engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to skin and could replace hypodermic needles.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products & Services: May 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers Bioengineer 3D Implants for Tissue
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.
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.

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