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Advances in materials and manufacturing are leading to better implants, prosthetics, and devices. Browse innovative developments in materials and manufacturing that significantly impact medical device design and production.

From the Editor: Medical

Earlier this year, FDA sent a challenge to the medical device industry: develop devices and diagnostics to help combat, prevent, and treat the opioid...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be used to to develop standards for regenerative medicine and biomaterial manufacturing. NIST...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The University of Texas at El Paso will serve as the North American base of operations for Aconity3D, a maker of 3D printing equipment, under a new agreement announced by the two...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S....

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers are proposing the creation of a public, open-source network that uses blockchains — the technology behind cryptocurrencies — to share verifiable manufacturing data. The...

INSIDER: Materials

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...

Global Innovations: Materials
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
news.ubc.ca

For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart attack,...

Features: Medical

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...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

An electrically conductive hydrogel that takes stretchability, self-healing, and strain sensitivity to new limits outperforms previously reported hydrogels and introduces new functionalities. Smart...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health...

News: Materials

Whitford, makers of fluoropolymer coatings, has confirmed Teknicote, Rumford, RI, as a member of the Whitford Recommended Coater (WRC) program. The WRC program recognizes custom...

INSIDER: Medical

Permanent markers, glue sticks and packing tape may offer a surprisingly low-tech solution to a long-standing nuisance in the manufacturing industry: Making soft and ductile, or so-called...

News: Medical

Instron, a manufacturer of testing equipment for the material and structural testing markets, is hosting a Biomedical Open House September 20, 2018, at its Norwood, MA, headquarters....

News: Medical

A knee-replacement part and a hearing aid part were winners in the medical/dental category in the 2018 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Modern science has allowed surgeons to fix the human body amazingly fast yet leave behind only small traces where repairs were performed. One of the more commonly used methods to...

Briefs: AR/AI

What if you could hold a physical model of your own brain in your hands, accurate down to its every unique fold? That's just a normal part of life for Steven Keating, PhD, who had a...

Features: Connectivity

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This...

Global Innovations: Materials
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenberg, Sweden
www.chalmers.se

Operations for surgical implants, such as hip and knee replacements or dental implants, have increased in...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers have turned to 3D printers, using the machines to build dentures filled with microscopic capsules that periodically release Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication. A study...

Features: Design

Dexterity, precision, control and comfort — without them, no handheld or hand intensive medical device is a success, for either the medical professional using...

Features: AR/AI

We live in a fast-changing world that is delivering rapid advances in technology and greater consumer expectations. Along with changing...

Features: Electronics & Computers

The ideal contract manufacturer is more than a transactional supplier; rather, it is a partner that improves the product and process. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) and...

Briefs: Medical

Bacterial cellulose (BC) nanofibers are promising building blocks for the development of sustainable materials with the potential to outperform conventional...

Features: Medical

In 3D printing, the additive manufacturing processes use gradual creation or addition of materials to form an object. 3D printing has become a widely used method for manufacturing prototypes in...

Features: Medical

The majority of cardiovascular devices are permanent and, with a few exceptions, are nondegradable. In general, these devices successfully fulfill...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

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...

Features: Materials

The performance of adhesives used for wearable medical device applications is critical to the efficacy of the final product, as an improperly affixed device...

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