Robotics & Automation

Mechanical Components

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

To reduce total cost of care, healthcare providers are increasingly turning toward home and ambulatory infusion pumps to free the patient from the...

Power Supply

A 400-W power supply is now available from Integrated Power Designs, Wilkes-Barre, PA. The power supply comes with two to four outputs in a compact 4 × 7...

A number of medical applications need high-speed actuation in the lower load band. Many OEMs use pneumatic actuators or electric solenoids for this purpose; however, these options do not...

In the past, the decision to opt for a particular flow sensing technology in respirators and ventilation devices was a painstaking and complex process. More recently, however, flow...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
DC Miniature Motor

Portescap, West Chester, PA added a 16-mm-diameter frame size to its DCP range of Athlonix™ brush DC mini motors. The 12-V 16DCP motor is 26 mm long, and features a coreless design with a self-supporting coil and...

Plastikos, Erie, PA, offers disposable cartridge components made of cyclic olefin polymer (COC) for wearable drug delivery devices holding medications such as insulin and pain medicines. The disposable...

News: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Muscle-Inspired Actuators Could Automate Robotics

To help pave the way for a new generation of robots that are soft-bodied and safer to perform tasks in close proximity to humans, a team of researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed an actuator that generates movements similar to those of...

R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Five-Fingered Robot Gets a Grip

Intricate tasks that require dexterous in-hand manipulation — rolling, pivoting, bending, and sensing friction — are a challenge for today's robots. A University of Washington team of computer scientists...

News: Medical
Soft Electronics Can Aid Robotic Movement

Scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, say that their research into soft electronics for a new type of gripper can change the way robots can touch and pick up delicate objects like eggs and paper. This lightweight gripper could be incorporated into...

Products: Motion Control
Airflow Temp and Velocity Scanner

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., Norwood, MA, offers the ATVS- 2020 scanner which measures airflow temperature and velocity of inside electronic devices. The ATVS-2020 scanner accommodates up to 32 sensors...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers Use Rust to Improve 3D-Printing Process

A team of Northwestern researchers has created a new way to print three-dimensional metallic objects using rust and metal powders.

Manufacturing interventional cardiac devices, such as stents, has traditionally employed two-axis systems consisting of a rotary...

Coto Technology Inc., North Kingstown, RI, has released the RedRock™ RR100 Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMS)-based magnetic reed sensor that is ideally suited to the needs of...

Products: Medical
Right Angle Spiroid Gear

maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, introduces right angle gearheads designed to be configured with maxon’s 22mm and 32mm dc motors. These compact, lightweight, and high torque gearheads were developed to...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

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.

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