Robotics

Collaborative Robots & Cobots

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

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
From improved patient outcomes to point-of-care manufacturing, 3D printing offers a host of benefits that promise to transform the orthopedic implant industry once fully implemented.
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Features: Medical

A collaborative robot, or cobot, is an automation tool that can be adapted for use in mechanical testing laboratories. Cobots are robotic arms designed to work alongside humans...

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Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Special Reports: Motion Control
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Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
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Supplements: Packaging & Sterilization
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
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Products: Test & Measurement
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
There are no true "medical robots," says an industry expert. Here's why.
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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
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Products: Materials
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.
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Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Optical Distance Sensor

A highly accurate optical distance sensor is available from Werth Messtechnik, Giessen, Germany. The Werth Chromatic Focus Point sensor can measure dimensional, shape, and positional...

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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control

When small and mid-sized medical device manufacturers envision a robot, many think of either huge industrial robots working in fenced-off areas in large factories or...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The AMRC Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) has opened a new facility designed to enable smaller companies to more easily conduct research into machining and assembly...

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Features: AR/AI

Most people are aware of the newest developments and the latest generation of robots and artificial intelligence (AI). Much has been made of how these things will bring changes to...

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INSIDER: Medical

Timothy Lee, a student at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, has built a robotic painting arm that can replicate the lines and shapes a surgeon makes with a scalpel using a...

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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.

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Inside Story: Validating Your Sterilization Process
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To find out more about sterile product development and registration, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology of Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA). Read the interview.

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