Robotics & Automation

Mechanical Components


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

Latest Briefs & News

White Papers: Motion Control
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Linear Motion Design Considerations for Medical Device OEMs

Electromechanical linear actuators have become integral components of modern medical devices because of their high precision, accuracy, and ability to deliver repeatable motion...

Products: Materials
The new products and services this month include an electronic rotary latch, an ultra black laser marking series, a hybrid hexapod, and more.
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Technology Leaders: Medical
How can we fully integrate robots into our daily lives in the near future? This challenge is currently being addressed by French startup Enchanted Tools.
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Products: Medical
This month, the product focus is on product connectors/wires/cables.
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Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 20 percent of the nation’s deaths. Amid this global health crisis, emergent technology is helping healthcare professionals detect cardiovascular disease.
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Supplements: Software
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.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the new products and services, including servo motor drives, leak testing equipment, rupture disk product selection, an automated regrinding system, and more.
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Trivia: Medical

What device introduced 25 years ago changed the path of cardiac and other surgeries?

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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Product Focus is on fluid handling, including miniature pinch valves, valve controller modules, rocker isolation valves, and more.
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Products: Design
See the New Products and Services, including medical optics, healthcare polymers, a ventilator pressure sensor, and more.
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White Papers: Motion Control
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Drive Systems for Medical and Laboratory Equipment

Surgical robots range from hand-held tools to fixed multi-axis robotic systems used for a variety of medical procedures. Patients usually are not aware of it, but drive systems are always at...

Briefs: Medical
In May 2021, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft left its study asteroid Bennu to return to Earth. Scientists will use the rubble it brings back to learn more about how the planets formed and how life arose on Earth.
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White Papers: Medical
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How to Design and Specify a Multi-axis Automation Solution for Your Application

TLinear multi-axis systems offer controlled movement, achieving unparalleled accuracy, high cycle speeds and load capabilities in equipment and manufacturing...

INSIDER: Motion Control

With an all-new linear actuator L series, Faulhaber launched a turnkey solution for a broad range of applications at MD&M West. The smaller versions 06L/08L/10L...

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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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.