Materials, Adhesives & Coatings

Materials/​Biomaterials

See how metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and biomaterials are supporting applications in medical device manufacturing.

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Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Products: Materials
Reference design kits, smart textiles, thermoplastic elastomers, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Features: Materials
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The design could lead to conformable wearable monitors to track skin cancer and other conditions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A flexible, silk-based coil is sewn on the textile.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.
Products: Design
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Features: Wearables
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: Wearables
The fabric-fiber has digital capabilities to collect, store, and analyze data using a neural network.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
News: Materials

A new organic (carbon-based) semiconducting material has been developed that outperforms existing options for building the next generation of biosensors. An international research team led by KAUST is...

White Papers: Tubing & Extrusion
Peek and Beyond - Properties and Differences in High Performance Polymers

With decades of experience in extrusion manufacturing, Spectrum understands the challenge of successfully processing high performance and high heat polymers. In select...

Features: Electronics & Computers
Before you select RF components for an MRI machine, make sure you first understand the basic physics of the technology.
Products: Electronics & Computers
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The biomedical structures advance the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue.
Products: Imaging
CT software, electric robot, molding material, and more.
R&D: Materials
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
R&D: Materials
Chemists are studying shellfish to develop new, safer, and more sustainable adhesives for a variety of uses, including bandages and other medical applications.
INSIDER: Medical

Los Alamos National Laboratory and Purdue University developed bio-inks for biosensors that could help localize critical regions in tissues and organs during surgical operations. The...

INSIDER: Medical

A membrane made from threads of a polymer commonly used in vascular sutures can be loaded with therapeutic drugs and implanted in the body, where mechanical forces...

Supplements: Wearables
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical connectors, servo positioners, SMT jumpers, and more.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have fabricated antibiotic-containing 3D scaffold implants at high temperatures.

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