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.

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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product Focus: Laser Machining/Marking 2021
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.

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...

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

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

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.

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...

Learn how liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is playing a major role in the fabrication of new medical devices.
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
Researchers have shown how to coat glass and plastic with porous titanium dioxide.
Conduits, heat sinks, bioadhesives, and more.
Products: Materials
Product Focus: Molding
Micromolded components, liquid silicone rubber, 3D printing materials, and more.
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.
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Cold plasma has been used for decades to treat surfaces in a variety of industries.
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...

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...

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....

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

As medical devices become smaller and more complex, designers and manufacturers are utilizing new and more sophisticated components to incorporate into their device designs. Patients...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Design Briefs: 2019 Technology Leaders
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.

Silicone has a long and proven history of use with medical devices and can provide many benefits, from flexibility to cushioning. When working with some medical devices, however,...

A new coating prevents clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts, while also accelerating the body’s own process for integrating the grafted vessels. Variants of the...

Composite Tubing

Polygon, Walkerton, IN, has released a high-performance composite tubing for surgical applications. PolyMed® composite tubing is ideal for...

As the medical device industry continues to grow rapidly, manufacturers must contend with a variety of challenges if they wish to differentiate products in a highly...

Medical Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA, has completed ISO 10993 testing of its previously Class VI adhesives, as well as the addition of 12 new...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Enhancing Electrode Properties with Laser Restructuring

The materials that go into medical devices — particularly implantable electrical devices — have to strike a unique balance of properties. Once you consider biocompatibility and all...

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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.

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