On August 31, 2006, an operation took place at the Royal Perth Hospital in Australia which could lead to a complete change in surgery for hip joint endoprosthesis.
The first Arcam EBM S-400 rapid manufacturing and prototyping system from Stratasys was installed at Medical Modeling LLC. The company will use the system to provide surgeons and medical device manufacturers with titanium models for improved surgical planning and implant development.
Illustrating the breadth and depth of the use of computer modeling in every area of science, research, engineering, and education, the Comsol Conference CD 2006 contains a wealth of information.
Morgan Advanced Ceramics, a leading manufacturer of innovative ceramic, glass, metal, and engineered coating solutions, has launched a Chinese-language, interactive website for its bioceramic materials.
Steris Corp. continues to address the needs of research professionals by introducing the new Finn-Aqua Life Sciences Research Steam Sterilizers into research markets worldwide.
Fluid Metering Inc. has released its 2007 36-page catalog covering precision dispensers and metering pumps for laboratory, industrial, process, and OEM applications. The catalog includes the new VMP Series of programmable variable displacement dispensing & metering systems. Information: www.
Rugged, precision, lightweight nickel electroforms from Servometer/PMG LLC can be used at cryogenic temperatures and can be made as small as 0.02 in. in diameter with walls as thin as 0.005 inch. Can be made an integral unit with a bellows to produce a “dynamic” component. Information: www.
The TinyModem is an extremely small modem module with an RJ-11 connector. Measuring just 0.66 x 1.25 x 0.75 in., the full-featured modem with data, fax, and voice capability is easy to integrate into small-footprint designs.
The Axiom X-1000 series dispensing system is equipped with a stainless steel enclosure for manufacturing in Class 100 cleanrooms. The system is specifically designed for applications that are extremely sensitive to contamination by sub-micron sized particles.
After extensive testing, higher dynamic capacity ratings have been offered for Reali-Slim thin-section bearings based on an improved calculation methodology developed specifically for thin-section bearings.
The 26DAM Series digital linear actuators provide industry-leading linear force up to 120 oz. (33 N), linear step resolution of 0.001, 0.002, and .004 in. and 3.4 Watts of power for fast response times and precise positioning capability.
Called the Contego Series, this modular rechargeable lithium-ion implantable battery product line promises to spare developers in neurostimulation and other implantable markets the time-consuming process of developing a custom battery for each new device.
This filling system, designed for both aseptic and non-aseptic filling of flexible containers of any size, is comprised of an automated filling machine and cap interface. This novel cap design, in a single port, offers both filling and dispensing actions.
The Viper s1700 is a powerful robot with a reach of 1717 mm and capable of lifting and positioning loads of up to 20 kg. The speed and precision of this line of robots make them ideal for operations requiring precise automation. The s1700 can be either floor or ceiling-mounted.
As medical devices have become more advanced through the implementation of sophisticated technologies within the finished product, the amount of expertise required to efficiently design and engineer the device has grown.