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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.

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.
INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Pressure transducers, check valves, connectors, and more.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Imagine a world where, instead of a physical warehouse full of actual products, you have an entire digital warehouse of design files.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
Researchers have demonstrated that a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19.
Features: Materials
Nowak has been in Statistical Process Control for 30 years.
Briefs: Materials
New polymer promises localized pain control for critical first four days.
Products: Energy
Curable adhesives, thermoelectric coolers, DC power supplies, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The materials are suitable for use in soft tissue repair or flexible bioelectronics.
Features: Medical
Ponti was part of a team that scaled the production of SARS rapid antigen tests to detect and diagnose COVID-19 infections.
Features: Materials
Rueda and her team developed face shields and N95 respirators to support the need for PPE in hospitals.
News: Green Design & Manufacturing

Cadence, Inc. has been awarded a bronze medal for sustainability from EcoVadis, a provider of business sustainability ratings. Cadence’s rating is derived from EcoVadis’...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A new research effort aims to improve manufacturing of rapidly deployed structures in order to address future shortages of medical care and quarantine facilities. This...

INSIDER: AR/AI

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will help lay the foundation for an interdisciplinary institute that encourages the use of artificial intelligence-enabled materials discovery,...

INSIDER: Medical

A new technology could accelerate uptake and development of on-chip diagnostic techniques in parts of the world where rapid diagnoses are desperately needed to improve public...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Systems is expanding its development efforts focused on regenerative medicine and bioprinting solutions. This decision was driven by progress made in collaboration with United...

R&D: Nanotechnology
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how ultrasonic welding technology is being widely used in nonwoven PPE production.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
R&D: Nanotechnology
A new nanomaterial from the silk produced by the Tetranychus lintearius mite has the ability to penetrate human cells without damaging them and, therefore, has promising biomedical properties.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sealed pump systems can dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of chemical transfer.
Products: Electronics & Computers
CAD software, edge connectors, optical adhesives, and more.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Scientists have improved electrical conductivity in a polymer electrode for e-skin applications.
Global Innovations: Medical
See the kind of impact that xenon has on coatings.
Products: Materials
Dymax has introduced an LED UV and broad-spectrum light-curable adhesive.
Blog: Design

A patented filtration material from Senturion+ has been proven to block and inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a 98.8 percent removal efficacy rate. Scientists from...

White Papers: Design
Laser Restructuring Enhances Electrode Performance and Durability

A new surface modification process enhances the properties of the metal alloys used for implantable medical electrodes. Called laser restructuring, this patented process...

News: Materials

Frequent cleaning and surface disinfection — already proven to help reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) — has become even more critical due to the...

Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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