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.

Features : Tubing & Extrusion
High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing

With more insight about the characteristics of this versatile silicone material, medical device manufacturers can better understand potential applications and...

Features : Medical
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips

It can be challenging to make sure you've covered all the bases during the tubing and hose selection process for medical instrumentation. For each application, there are many elements to consider,...

Products : Medical
Product Focus March 2019: Materials

Alloys

RTP Company, Winona, MN, has released a group of proprietary alloys that are formulated for the design and manufacture of hospital equipment and plastic housings that require frequent...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Process Developed to 3D Print Piezoelectric Materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade thanks to work discussed in the journal Nature Materials....

Features : Medical
Electrocutting and Mechanical Cutting for Endoscopic Applications

Even the simplest medical cable assembly projects contain numerous engineering considerations. And among the most complex applications, the quantity of requirements can...

INSIDER : Materials
New Material May Be Biomedical Breakthrough

Researchers a new kind of shape memory polymer that could have major implications for healthcare. The polymer can change its shape in response to exposure to enzymes and is compatible with living...

News : Medical
Trelleborg Acquires Sil-Pro, Expands Product Line

With the recent acquisition of Minnesota based Sil-Pro, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has expanded its product and service offering in the healthcare and medical industry. The acquisition of...

INSIDER : Medical
Graphene Implants Record Low-Level Electrical Brain Activity

A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found...

Features : Materials
Medical Device Design: The Importance of Thoughtful Adhesive Selection

Selecting an adhesive when designing a wearable medical device is not a trivial exercise. Too often the adhesive selection process is executed with the mindset “tape is...

Features : Medical
Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success

In the medical industry, metal parts play an integral role in a vast array of diagnostic, testing, medical instruments, and equipment. Although certain complex metal parts can only be machined, thinner...

Briefs : Medical
Using Graphene to Detect ALS and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

The wonders of graphene are numerous. It can enable flexible electronic components, enhance solar cell capacity, filter the finest subatomic particles, and revolutionize...

Products : Materials
Product of the Month: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Implant-Grade 3D Printing Material

Evonik, Essen, Germany, has developed a polymer filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D...

R&D : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New ‘Smart’ Material Has Potential Biomedical Applications

Researchers have shown a way to use graphene oxide (GO) to add some backbone to hydrogel materials made from alginate, a natural material derived from seaweed that is currently...

White Papers : Materials
Understanding Low Outgassing Adhesives

Engineers often want to know whether an adhesive is low outgassing or generic. And while there are cases when nothing but a low outgassing product will do, the truth is that many so-called generic adhesives inherently have low outgassing levels. What's more, most bonding, potting, encapsulation and sealing...

Features : Design
Design for Manufacturing: Tips for Molding Components in Silicone

Device functionality is usually the starting point when designing devices. Another element that needs to be considered when designing devices and their subsequent components...

Features : Materials
Special Metals Make Unparalleled Medical Devices Possible

Around the world, people are living longer with more active lifestyles thanks to continuing advancements in medical technology. This evolution in technology stems from the development...

R&D : Photonics/Optics
Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

Features : Materials
Electrical and Antibacterial Hydrogel Developed for Brain Implants
University of the Basque Country
Leioa, Spain
www.ehu.eus/en

Hydrogels with electrical and antibacterial properties suitable for neural interfaces have...

INSIDER : Materials
Improving Liquid Silicone Rubber Productivity Without Post-Curing

To fulfill regulatory requirements, articles made from liquid silicone rubber must be post-cured, particularly if they are intended for sensitive applications. With a new...

White Papers : Medical
Solve Your Co-Molding Adhesion Challenges with Momentive’s Self-Bonding LSRs

Many available thermoplastics (substrates) create adhesion challenges when co-molded with silicone elastomers. This white paper will explore Momentive’s solution to this design challenge: the Silopren* LSR47x9 liquid silicone rubber series. A robust self-bonding...

Features : Medical
Effects of Surface Preparation on Medical Silicone Adhesive Performance

Medical device manufacturers often use silicone adhesives to bond parts together when assembling products such as catheters, pacemakers, cochlear implants, aesthetic...

Products : Materials
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Power Supply

Bear Power Supplies, Phelps, NY, has designed a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged...

R&D : Materials
Smart Surfaces for Safer Implants

Researchers have engineered surface coatings that can repel everything, such as bacteria, viruses, and living cells, but can be modified to permit beneficial exceptions. The discovery holds significant...

R&D : Materials
Origami, 3D Printing Make Complex Structures

By merging the ancient art of origami with 21st century technology, researchers have created a one-step approach to fabricating complex origami structures whose light weight, expandability, and...

Features : Medical
Glow-in-the-Dark Paper Provides Rapid Test for Infectious Diseases
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
www.tue.nl

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Keio University...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Producing Manufacturing Aids with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing

In the era of mass production and lean manufacturing, companies are looking for ways to help boost productivity and reduce unit costs while maintaining quality and repeatability. The focus is on continuously improving production techniques, accelerating the various phases within...

Features : Medical
Why is Silicone the Material of Choice for Healthcare Tubing?

Healthcare-related tubing is used for fluid management and drainage as well as with anesthesiology and respiratory equipment, IVs, catheters, peristaltic pumps, and...

Briefs : Materials
Ferroelectric Switching in 2D Tungsten Produces Spontaneous Electrical Polarization

The general public might think of the 21st century as an era of revolutionary technological platforms, such as smart-phones or social media. But for many...

Briefs : Materials
Metal Tubing Offers Flexibility for Disposable Devices

Traditional handheld surgical tools continue to provide benefits where surgeons need instruments to be more rigid and have strong holding power to withstand complex procedures. The...

Products : Test & Measurement
New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Compact Linear Induction Motor

H2W, Santa Clarita, CA, has developed a compact linear induction motor that can generate 10.6 lb [47 N] at a 15 percent duty cycle....

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Tie Layer — Improved Catheter Construction

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