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.

Latest Briefs & News

News: Tubing & Extrusion

The global medical tubing market size was worth around USD 10.5 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 17.0 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A team of scientists and engineers has developed a first-of-its-kind, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth.
News: Medical

While flexible electronics have brought major innovation to wearable and implantable medical devices, their specific mechanical and biological properties have made them incompatible...

News: Medical

Osteochondral defects, which develop after acute traumatic injury, often must be repaired through a surgical transplant procedure. In the past, surgeons had to use bone taken from...

Briefs: Materials
The new class of materials is insoluble, so it can be used over and over again. Such catalysts could be used to coat tubing and perform chemical transformations on reactants as they flow through the tube.
Products: Photonics/Optics
The new products and services in November 2022.
Products: Medical
Barb Connectors

Qosina, Ronkonkoma, NY, has introduced 25 new tube-to-tube barb connectors to its portfolio. The connectors available in more than 500 configurations. These connectors accommodate...

Products: Medical
Plastic and Insert Molding

Okay Industries, New Britain, CT, has added plastic molding and insert molding to its metal tube forming, laser tube cutting, and precision stamping and machining operations. The new...

Features: Medical

To fast-track time to market and gain a competitive edge, pharmaceutical and medtech development companies are increasingly implementing single-use technologies (SUTs). SUTs also...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the...

Products: Medical
Three new low-pressure molding (LPM) materials are designed to seal and protect medical devices from moisture and temperature extremes.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A growing number of companies are turning to sterile, single-use, closed liquid dispensing systems and kits.
Briefs: Medical
Medical device OEMs often face a tough decision: Use HCR or LSR for medical device component manufacturing?
Features: Medical
Instruments used in minimally invasive surgeries today often require elaborate features, and greater attention to detail in the product-design process.
Ask the Expert: Medical
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.
Blog: Medical

NewAge Industries, Southampton, PA, has set up a companywide Priority Response Team to expedite orders from customers — from receipt of the order through shipping — involving COVID-19...

Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
The move toward miniaturization, from a medical tubing perspective, is picking up pace.
Products: Medical
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. Simpleware ScanIP Medical version...

Features: Medical

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...

Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Silicone Tube Measurement

Freudenberg Medical, Kaiserslautern, Germany, has developed a new technology to continuously measure the inner geometry of silicone tubes. The Helix iMC™, which stands for inner...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

The long-term structural integrity of the substrate is critical for the development of medical devices approved for demanding cardiovascular applications such as transcatheter...

Features: Medical

In an effort to design smaller, more intricate and complicated medical devices without running afoul of increasingly stringent national and international regulations, many designers are...

Products: Medical
Composite Medical Tubing

Polygon, Walkerton, IN, has released a high-performance composite tubing for surgical applications. PolyMed® is ideal for use in placement on electrosurgical devices...

Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Hypodermic Needle Manufacturing

Moldworx, Gilbert, AZ, has automated the production of hypodermic needles using the overmolding process to reduce costs and improve productivity. The company has expertise in...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Kaysun Corporation, Manitowoc, WI, has received its MedAccred Plastics accreditation. Kaysun is one of only a few injection molders in the United States that holds this certification. MedAccred, an...

Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Catheter Tie Layer

Zeus, Orangeburg, SC, offers a thin thermoplastic coating that is placed over a PTFE liner during catheter construction. The Zeus Tie Layer creates a melt bondable surface that...

Products: Materials
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 adhesives, extending its MED...

Briefs: Materials
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.
Supplements: Medical
See who leads the pack in testing, additive manufacturing, electronics, and more.

Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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