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Learn about the growing surgical robot market. See examples of surgical robots, including autonomous and computer-assisted technologies.

Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Continued innovation is at the heart of the medical device industry, with new technology supporting critical outcomes such as earlier...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Autoclavable connectors, safety clips, connector straps, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical connectors, servo positioners, SMT jumpers, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sleep-tracking sensors, stepper motors, electromechanical actuators, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
EDM wire, PCB connectors, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Female Cable Connector

Binder USA, Camarillo, CA has extended its M12-X product line with a female cable connector and RJ45 to female feedthrough for control cabinets. The M12 X-coded cable...

News: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Lee Spring, maker of stock and custom springs, has announced the acquisition of The Kirk-Habicht Company. Kirk-Habicht, founded in 1907, is a manufacturer of custom springs operating in Rosedale,...

Products: Medical
Photo Etching

A capabilities brochure from Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, describes how the photo etching process enables the company to produce prototype quantities and large...

Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

When engineers develop orthopedic surgical devices, they must often think beyond the design of the device, and find a way to make its installation easier, safer, and more accurate....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Miyachi Unitek Corporation, Monrovia, CA, introduces the UB29 linear DC micro welder, which offers precision control for micro-miniature resistance welding, particularly in the medical market. Featuring single...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Lehvoss North America, Pawcatuck, CT, introduces LUVOCOM® 8000, a new series of PEEK wear compounds. By substituting traditionally used PTFE with new proprietary additives, the company has...

Products: Medical

Nordsen ASYMTEK, Carlsbad, CA, has released its Spectrum™ S-820-C stainless steel dispensing system certified for Class 100 cleanroom use. It can be used in wafer-level packaging, or for dispensing adhesives...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, specializes in the etching, forming, heat treating, and finishing of components made from metals with superior spring characteristics. Materials include MP35N,...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The igubal® K-Series rod end bearings from igus (East Providence, RI) are now offered in a clip version with different ball materials. The new clip-in feature makes the dimensionally interchangeable rod ends more versatile....

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Bell-shaped rubber mountings from Advanced Antivibration Components (New Hyde Park, NY) are designed to dampen shock and vibration for loads up to 887 kgf (1956 lbf). The mountings are made from a combination of...

Briefs: Medical

Today, engineers are successfully attacking problems from vibrational loosening to joint fatigue with a self-locking fastener called Spiralock, whose effectiveness has been validated in published...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Value Plastics (Fort Collins, CO) offers a 2012 catalog coupled with an interactive PDF, featuring information on over 4,000 off-the-shelf parts as well as new products including the MQC Series of quick connect fittings and a new...

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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.

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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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