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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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 : Materials
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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Materials
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 : Materials
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 : Medical
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...

Features : Medical
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries

Over the past five years, technological advances have enabled product applications for microextrusion to penetrate into the medical OEM arena. Simply speaking, micro now...

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 : Materials
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...

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

DC Micro Welder

Amada Miyachi America, Monrovia, CA, offers a linear DC micro welder paired with an electronic resistance spot welding head. The UB29 also features the...

Features : Medical
Package Engineering for Sterilization

After years of research and development, surveys and polls, functional device testing, and countless other preparatory actions, your medical device is almost ready to go to market. You have determined...

Features : Medical
Pre-Engineered Fluid Control: The Next Breakthrough in Dental System Design

A design engineer at a dental equipment company is handed a challenging assignment. The firm’s development team must devise a suite of products that includes a...

Features : Medical
Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 2

With the shift in the medical industry to more minimally invasive, quicker, and more effective procedures, the goal is to minimize patient...

Features : Medical
Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652

Traditionally, toxicologists and biocompatibility experts considered the materials in breathing gas pathways as external communicating devices and evaluated...

Features : Medical
Making the Gas Assist Plastic Molding Process Work for Medical Applications

Gas assist molding offers a variety of process and design advantages for medical equipment applications. It produces parts that are smooth and extremely cleanable,...

Features : Medical
Every Drop Counts: Designing Motors to Optimize Home and Ambulatory Infusion Pumps

To reduce total cost of care, healthcare providers are increasingly turning toward home and ambulatory infusion pumps to free the patient from the hospital...

Features : Medical
Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 1

There has been a profound shift is taking place in the medical industry of more minimally invasive, quicker, and more-effective procedures....

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