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What Do You Mean You Aren’t Outsourcing?

December 17, 2014 10:07 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

When I started covering this industry more than 15 years ago, using outsourcing service providers was something that was done sparingly and much less of a common practice when compared to today. Medical device manufacturers were not ready...

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How to Choose the Right Couplings for Plastic Tubing

December 17, 2014 9:34 am | by Tearssa Ramirez, Marketing Coordinator, LinkTech Couplings | LinkTech Couplings | Articles | Comments

Quick disconnect couplings are used by many different industries and applications that use plastic tubing. It can be very difficult to decide which type of connector would work best with your application. Quick and easy couplings are produced...

Custom Manufactured Keypad Graphics

December 17, 2014 9:29 am | by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Product Releases | Comments

Custom manufactured keypad graphics that feature imagery which looks like embossing to provide the clear, visual indication of active keys are being introduced by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts. NFi Keypad Graphic Overlays feature detailed dimensional imagery that looks like real embossing and provides a clear, visual indication of active key areas without emboss...

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Reduce and/or Combine Components to Cut Molding Costs

December 17, 2014 7:30 am | by Kelly Peterson, New Product Development Manager, JunoPacific | JunoPacific, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Molded-in seals, hermetic seals (LIM), multiple components assembled in-mold, anti-microbial additives, RFID tags, electrical conductivity. The ability to micro-mold components is continually driving the miniaturization of implantable and...

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Thermal Imager Camera

December 16, 2014 8:30 pm | by Sierra-Olympic Technologies | Sierra Olympic Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra-Olympic Technologies introduces the Viento 640 camera family. The Viento 640 follows the earlier introduction of the Viento 320 products. The new Viento thermal imager features a 640 x 480 x 17 um uncooled vanadium oxide FPA in either a 30 Hz version, or a 9 Hz version for easier...

Photodiode Offers Large Rectangular Active Area

December 16, 2014 3:37 pm | by Opto Diode Corp. | Opto Diode Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Opto Diode, an ITW company, introduces the SXUV300C photodiode with a large, 22.05 mm x 15.85 mm rectangular active area. These photodiodes detect energy from extreme ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths of 1 nm to 1000 nm. With 331 mm2 of active area, the SXUV300C offers a sizable...

MedTech Engineer Specializes in Sophisticated Medicine

December 16, 2014 11:35 am | by Leda Zimmerman, MIT Spectrum | News | Comments

Bhatia’s research defies traditional academic categories, drawing simultaneously on biological and medical sciences, and multiple engineering disciplines. She has generated dozens of patents, several business spinouts, and earned a host of major scientific...

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Replacement Laser Optics for Marking and Engraving Lasers

December 16, 2014 11:31 am | by Laser Research Optics | Laser Research Optics | Product Releases | Comments

A full line of OEM compatible, field-replacement CO2 laser optics supplied plain or mounted for popular marking and engraving lasers are available for overnight shipment from Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island. Laser Research CO2 Optics for marking and engraving lasers include lenses and mirrors that can be supplied stand-alone or pre-mounted and meet OEM and ISO-10110 specifi...

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Researcher 3D Prints LED onto Contact Lens

December 16, 2014 11:15 am | by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications, Princeton | News | Comments

As part of a project demonstrating new 3D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light. Michael McAlpine, the lead researcher...

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Using Radio Waves or Magnetics to Control Cells and Genes

December 16, 2014 10:58 am | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

It's the most basic of ways to find out what something does, whether it's an unmarked circuit breaker or an unidentified gene -- flip its switch and see what happens. New remote-control technology may offer biologists a powerful way to do this with cells...

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FDA Clears Blood Test that Predicts Heart Disease Risk

December 16, 2014 10:38 am | by FDA | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared a new screening test that predicts a patient’s risk of future coronary heart disease (CHD) events, such as heart attacks. FDA cleared the test for use in all adults with no history of heart disease...

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200W Medical Power Supply

December 16, 2014 10:36 am | by Power Partners, Inc.. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Partners’ new PMAM200 Series is a unique medical power supply that provides 200W of power and features both BF rated outputs and Class I and II AC grounding schemes in a compact 3” x 5” footprint. The slim 1.48” height easily fits into 1U space requirements. Single output voltage models provide 12VDC, 19VDC, or 24VDC and are augmented by an optional +5V...

Artificial Cells Developed Using 3D Printing

December 16, 2014 10:32 am | by Louisiana Tech University | News | Comments

National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to develop and commercialize artificially-manufactured cells and cell platforms for educational, research and industry application has been awarded to a team of scientists led by Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James...

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CAM Software Enhances the Quality of Orthopedic Implants

December 16, 2014 10:04 am | by Helene Horent, DP Technology | Articles | Comments

To provide minimally-invasive equipment and high-quality products, it is essential to acquire the best technology for production. To meet these objectives, Stryker chose to use ESPRIT, a computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) software that comes equipped...

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Integrate Vendor Into Product Development Process

December 16, 2014 7:30 am | by Lars Gerding, Technology Director, Helix Medical | Blogs | Comments

One great advantage with molding is the freedom to design various shapes and functional features into a part. This freedom includes the choice of raw material with a wide range of properties that are suitable for various applications. Newly...

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