Robotics & Automation

Mechanical Components

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

Products: Medical

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, has released a new interactive PDF version of its 2013 catalog offering standard and custom EMI/RFI shielding product lines in an easy-to-use format that lets the user click...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Before Curiosity came the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Before Spirit and Opportunity, came Pathfinder and Sojourner. Before Pathfinder and Sojourner, the Mars Global Surveyor, and...

News: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Standardizing Measurements for MEMS

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has introduced a long-awaited measurement tool to help device designers, manufacturers, and customers to see eye to eye on eight dimensional and material property measurements that are key to device performance.

MEMS, once considered a stepchild...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Laser systems continue to grow in application use throughout the medical industry. Applications for laser systems include diagnostic analysis systems, DNA sequencing systems, dental cleaning and...

Products: Medical

The Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, Wilmington, MA, introduced a new range of 400RXMD panelmount pumps designed specifically for medical device specialists serving the surgical ablation market. A...

Products: Medical

FIPA, Cary, NC, now offers a new Sprue Gripper GR04.101A for the removal of injection-molded parts. It identifies work pieces with high reliability, regardless of the position of the sprue, and...

Products: Software

PITTMAN Motors, Harleysville, PA, a unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced configurable 3D CAD model downloads for its entire offering of brushless DC motors. The 3D model...

Products: Medical

The Revvo Caster Company, Inc., West Seneca, NY, introduced its new TwinTech Ultimate Solus casters designed for a wide range of medical equipment. The Solus is a twinwheel, threaded-stem caster built...

Products: Motion Control

Applimotion, Inc., Loomis, CA, scales its LARC motors (Linear Arc) for large diameter applications greater than 1 meter diameter. The modular nature of these motors allows them to integrate...

Products: Motion Control

Smiths Medical, St. Paul, MN, received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to launch its CADD®-Solis VIP ambulatory infusion system with CADD™-Solis medication safety software. It is a multi-therapy...

News: Motion Control
Rise of ‘Microrockets’ and ‘Micromotors’

At the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, in New Orleans, scientists from the University of California, San Diego, described their advances in micromotor technology that, they say, could open the door to broad new medical uses.

Briefs: Medical

Human gait is an infinitely variable and complex feedback system to maximize efficiency and stability in movement. Typical prosthetic technology utilizes fixed springs to maximize...

Products: Medical

GF AgieCharmilles, Lincolnshire, IL, introduces its new high-speed MIKRON HSM 200U LP milling machine. Available in 3- and 5-axis versions, the MIKRON HSM 200U LP (linear performance) brings speed,...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Producing basic features by stamping, and then incorporating more critical features by computer numerical control (CNC) machining can result in a much lower cost part than...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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