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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

Is a Medical Robot Really a Robot?

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Culturally Shifting to Smart Medical Device Manufacturing

With current world conditions adversely impacting markets and exerting unprecedented pressures on medical device manufacturers, the journey towards smart manufacturing is essential to...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A nanofiber-based biodegradable millirobot, called Fibot, can move in the intestines and degrade in response to the pH of its environment, thus releasing different drugs in different...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A soft robotic sleeve controlled with a microfluidic chip reduces treatment cost, weight, and power consumption. The prototype is more portable than previous devices, and the underlying...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A more accurate, less-invasive technology allows amputees to move a robotic arm using their brain signals instead of their muscles. Researchers have created a small, implantable...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
MISUMI Fills in the Gaps for Gener8

Gener8, a leading contract design and manufacturing company, was tasked with creating the first commercially available digital genome engineering platform for a customer. The project required the use of...

White Papers: Medical
Accelerate Automation: NSK Compact FA Ball Screws

NSK’s space-saving, ready-to-install Compact FA ball screws are the ideal solution for high speed, low noise linear positioning for precision-critical applications. The Compact FA series...

R&D: Medical

A robot can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs — to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 mm in diameter.

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Valve Manifolds

Ethernet protocols and IO-link connectivity options are available for a valve manifold series from Norgren, Littleton, CO. The VR Series now includes Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT,...

INSIDER: Design

Put your brick-building skills to the test at MD&M West as you design and construct robots with movable parts to battle it out in the arena. The last bot standing wins. Hosted by master builder...

Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

From the Editor: Robotics, Automation & Control
2021 definitely hinted at a successful future for medtech, says MDB Editor Sherrie Trigg.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The medtech field is undergoing another year of volatility as challenges born during the pandemic persist. Yet, the industry is seeing an infusion of innovation,...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A fluid pump driven by electrochemical reactions is simple, lightweight, and silent, and it enables self-sensing actuation, with potential applications in wearable technology....

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Low-cost jelly-like materials can sense strain, temperature, and humidity. And unlike earlier self-healing robots, they can also partially repair themselves...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Harvard and Boston University have been awarded a grant of $3 million from the State House to support the development of next-generation robotics and wearable...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have replaced the traditional blood pressure procedure by replicating the folding mechanisms of the leech in their design of 3-D printable origami sensors. The...

INSIDER: AR/AI

An innovative human-machine interface (HMI) system, which consists of flexible, multi-layered electronic skin, provides both visual and haptic feedback to users. The system can teleoperate the robot to...

Briefs: Medical
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
Products: Materials
Metal additive manufacturing, high-performance grease, filters, and more.
Briefs: Materials
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
Products: Motion Control
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on MedicalDesignBriefs.com.
From the Editor: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new report from research firm Evaluate gives the medtech industry a fair grade for its performance in 2021.
Features: Design
Despite the growth in MIS advancements over the last two decades, these techniques are still in their adolescence. There is much room for growth.
Briefs: Medical
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Equipped with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and its own on-board computer, a newly improved robotic cane could offer blind and visually impaired users...

Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Products: Design
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.

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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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

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