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

White Papers: Medical
Analytical Testing Solutions for Medtech Manufacturing

For medtech manufacturers, material and device failures are an unavoidable issue that can plague even the most experienced engineering teams. This paper examines how a strong partnership...

White Papers: Medical
Life Cycle Support for Medical Devices

For medtech manufacturers, engaging an experienced contract manufacturing organization (CMO) as a product development partner can reduce time to market while ensuring compliance with applicable...

Briefs: Materials
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
Products: Electronics & Computers
A thermal cycling calculator, a universal machining center, microdrills, and more.
R&D: Materials
An international team of researchers has discovered a path that could lead to shape-shifting ceramic materials.
Products: Materials
Dymax has introduced light-curable adhesives for the evolving medical device wearables market.
Supplements: Packaging & Sterilization
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.
Features: Design
Senior scientist Paula McDaniel tells MDB how to find and prevent material failures.
White Papers: Medical
3D Printing: Biotec Making Products Better, Faster and More Affordably

From its inception, Biotec has used traditional methods like CNC Machining and Injection Molding to manufacture its products. Approximately five years ago, the company...

Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Linear stepper stages, tubing, Bluetooth modules, and more.
Briefs: Materials
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Features: Regulations/Standards
A robust, optimized mechanical testing program is essential to successful quality control testing.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
R&D: Nanotechnology

A prototype of a new biosensor helps detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. The development of this biosensor falls within the field known as liquid biopsy, which helps detect the...

R&D: Materials
The new coatings were inspired by the natural world.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on
Briefs: Medical
The wearable, noninvasive glucose monitoring device prototype is the first of its kind.
INSIDER: Medical

A new method for manufacturing electronics that prints high-performance silicon directly onto flexible materials could lead to breakthroughs in technologies...

Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical OEMs are increasingly turning to integrated rupture disk assemblies with all components combined by the manufacturer.
Features: Design
Developing IFUs for reusable devices presents a unique challenge that requires focused attention to ensure patient safety: the reprocessing method.
Features: Materials
Learn about the different material options for balloon catheters.
Briefs: Materials
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
R&D: Materials
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
Briefs: Materials
The patch can be stored for 30 days at room temperature.
R&D: Materials
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Products: AR/AI
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.
Global Innovations: Materials
A coating minimizes tissue damage by reducing friction.
R&D: Tubing & Extrusion
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.

Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.