Materials, Adhesives & Coatings

Coating/​Surface Modification

Review the latest advances and technical briefs in medical coatings and surface modification, including plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and plasma-applied coatings to products like stainless steel guide wires, catheters, stents and vascular surgical tools.

Latest Briefs & News

Features: Design
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
R&D: Materials
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
Features: Materials
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have engineered new antimicrobial surfaces that can significantly reduce the formation of bacteria on medical instruments, such as urinary catheters, and reduce the risk of patient infection while in hospital.
Supplements: Electronics & Computers
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Briefs: Materials
The cellulose nanofiber coating counters bending damage and retains electrode function under water.
Features: Test & Measurement
Learn the key parameters for evaluating the chemical resistance of your materials.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

Global Innovations: Materials
See the kind of impact that xenon has on coatings.
Features: Medical
As sensors become more complex and specialized, they require a protective coating.
Features: Materials
In the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for demanding physical applications
News: Medical

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

Briefs: Medical
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.
Blog: Medical

Doorknobs, light switches, shopping carts. Fear runs rampant nowadays when it comes to touching common surfaces because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus. A Virginia Tech professor...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn how liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is playing a major role in the fabrication of new medical devices.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have shown how to coat glass and plastic with porous titanium dioxide.
Products: Data Acquisition
Conduits, heat sinks, bioadhesives, and more.
Products: Materials
Micromolded components, liquid silicone rubber, 3D printing materials, and more.
Features: Materials
A plasma etching process called electron enhanced material processing (EEMP) has been shown to improve performance of metal and alloys.
R&D: Materials
A study has identified new ways in which nano-pillars can damage bacteria.
Products: Test & Measurement
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Features: Medical
Cold plasma has been used for decades to treat surfaces in a variety of industries.
Products: 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...

R&D: Materials

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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Software for Linux

Synopsys, Exeter, UK, has launched Simpleware Release P-2019.09. The latest version of the software includes new features and performance improvements....

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