Tubing/​Extrusion

Extrusion, Coextrusion, Microextrusion

Find the latest advancements in the extrusion, coextrusion, and microextrusion bioprinting processes. Extrusion methods are being applied to bioceramic production, plastic extrusion, and the manufacture of components for resorbable and implantable medical devices, including bioresorbable stents, and drug delivery.

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Products : Materials
New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs

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 medical-device-grade...

Briefs : Materials
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components

Reel-to-reel insert molding can prove a more efficient process for design engineers when it comes to lowering assembly costs. The process is best suited for products that require dimensional stability and need to function in harsh environments, such as drug-delivery device parts and...

Supplements : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
See who leads the pack in testing, additive manufacturing, electronics, and more.
Outsourcing Directory : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: Outsourcing Directory
Your guide to today's medical contract manufacturers.
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
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,...

Features : Medical
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...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Flush-Head Studs

Self-clinching flush-head studs from Penn-Engineering, Danboro, PA, feature a thread profile that enables quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie...

Features : Materials
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...

INSIDER : Medical
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...

Features : Materials
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 : Tubing & Extrusion
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...

Briefs : Medical
Research Collaboration Could Reshape Injection Molding

As Ralph Colby peers at the microscope image in front of him, he thinks he can make them out — “shish kebabs,” as polymer scientists call them. Nobody knows for sure what they are,...

Features : Materials
Ensuring Injection Molding Quality for Medical Devices

Plastics are incredibly versatile. There are thousands of types available to satisfy a myriad of medical applications. Yet, certain plastics present special challenges during the...

Products : Medical
New Products and Services: October 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Photo Etching

A capabilities brochure from Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, describes how the photo etching process enables the company to produce prototype quantities and large...

Briefs : Markets
Tests Prove Immersion Method of Production of Implantable Devices is Effective

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major, yet often preventable threat to patient safety, and they can have a significant impact on the survival rate of...

INSIDER : Materials
Re-engineering Injection Molding

Researchers are getting a better basic understanding of how plastics cool from a liquid to solid shape in injection molding. They hope to understand how these polymers crystallize during flow in order to put...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling

By utilizing state-of-the-art production equipment and processes, machining tolerances are held extremely close on today's multi-lumen and multilayer medical tubing. It is important to note that...

Features : Medical
Peelable Heat Shrinkable Tubing Enables Next-Gen Miniaturization

When it comes to the cardiovascular procedures, small is indeed beautiful. With the need for minimally invasive procedures and increasing moves to deliver therapies to...

News : Medical
Cadence Expands, Adds New PEEK Machining, Molding Capabilities

Cadence, Stauton, VA, recently completed the expansion of its machining capabilities to include polyetheretherketone (PEEK) machining and molding capabilities as the use of PEEK components continues to rise in implantable medical devices.

Products : Medical
New Products & Services: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Microcontroller

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ, has expanded its product line to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a controller area network...

Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Two-Component Molding Can Solve Medical Design Challenges and Reduce Costs

Device manufacturers count on their supply chain partners for answers. What can be adjusted, how can we add value, and what methods can be used to streamline...

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: April 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Ultrasmall Heat Shrink Tubing

Junkosha, Tokyo, Japan, has released an ultra-small peelable heat-shrink tubing (PHST) and a high-shrink ratio PHST. The ultrasmall PHST is...

News : Medical
System Measures Nanoliter Flow Rates

A microflow measurement system can track the movement of extremely tiny amounts of liquids — as small as nanoliters. The invention is designed to fill a need in the rapidly expanding field of...

News : Tubing & Extrusion
Heat Shrink Innovations Granted License to Use Junkosha's Peelable Heat Shrink Tubing Technologies

Materials specialist and pioneer of peelable heat shrink tubing (PHST) technology, Junkosha Inc., has initiated a license agreement with...

News : Medical
Molder Rebrands to Reflect Expanding Services

Matrix Tooling, Inc. & Matrix Plastic Products, Wood Dale, IL, has rebranded the company as Matrix Plastic Products, Inc. The moldmaker and plastic injection molder of critical components made the change coinciding with its 40th anniversary. According to the company, the decision to move forward...

News : Medical
New Cardiac Catheter Combines Light and Ultrasound to Measure Plaque

To win the battle against heart disease, cardiologists need better ways to identify the composition of plaque that is likely to rupture and cause a heart attack....

News : Medical
Self-Propelled Catheter with Earthworm-Like Peristaltic Motion

Biopsies of pulmonary lesions are essential for increasing the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment for respiratory illnesses such as lung cancer. Currently, manual biopsies are...

News : Medical
Gel Coating May Lead to Better Catheters, IV Lines, and Surgical Tubing

Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases, but a patient's experience with such...

News : Medical
Gel Coating May Lead to Better Catheters, IV Lines, and Surgical Tubing

Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases, but a patient's experience with such...

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