Robotics & Automation

Mechanical Components


Learn about the design and testing of mechanical components in medical devices, including MEMS pressure sensors, connectors, wires, and cables.

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Products: Motion Control
Product Focus: Motors & Motion Control 2023
White Papers: Medical
Producing a Superior Roller Guide

In comparison to presently available linear guides, the EXRAIL® slide guide provides smoother movement, higher load capacity and damping. It uses multiple small diameter needle rollers–it has more rollers...

Supplements: Materials
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New products and services for December 2022.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Applications: Medical
Precisely targeted technological methodologies and devices that can solve specific healthcare problems are becoming increasingly important for medical applications.
Features: Motion Control
Aging populations, increased preventative care, and the recent pandemic are driving growth in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and agriculture industries.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
Products: Electronics & Computers
UV-Enhanced Photodetectors

A family of photodiodes for medical applications is available from Opto Diode Corp., Camarillo, CA. The photodiodes operate from 190 to 400 nm and are available in two different...

Products: Packaging & Sterilization
Fuse Clips

Keystone Electronics Corp., New Hyde Park, NY, offers UL-recognized fuse clips with end stops to ensure safety and design integrity. Available for use with 1AG through 8AG size cylindrical glass...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Power Clamps

Destaco, Auburn Hills, MI, has released a series of power clamps that feature a lightweight, enclosed aluminum housing and optimized mechanics. The 82L-3E series is available in...

News: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The Lee Company, Westbrook, CT, has acquired TTP Ventus Limited from TTP Group. Based near Cambridge, UK, TTP Ventus is an inventor and manufacturer of silent, compact micropumps and pump...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Stretchable Film

A stretchable film from Toray, Tokyo, Japan, builds on the company’s technology to deliver circuit mounts that offer exceptional resistance value stability. REACTIS is...

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

The primary aim for Harmonic Bionics is to empower patients and care providers by designing intelligent technology that facilitated a data-driven treatment protocol...

Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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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Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards

First, Do No Harm: Changing Strategies to Prove Your Medical Device Is Safe