A line of XRF tools is introduced for compliance testing and monitoring of prohibitive metals for the EU directives RoHS/WEEE for the circuit board and packaging electronics and plating industries.
The GORE SFP+ copper cable assemblies offer a more reliable, efficient, and economical alternative to fiber optic modules for transmitting 10 Gbps data at distances up to 25 meters.
Sarcon GR-Fd thermal interface gap filler pad is a unique gel-like material. It is manufactured with an integrated nylon mesh layer that prevents distortion and stretching during die-cut operations.
Visual aesthetics are a key feature for the RoHS compliant Series 14 range of raised and flush mount pushbuttons, indicators, switches, selector switches, and key switches. Series 14 is available in 22.5 and 30.
The Rhodeus offers mid-range computing power in a compact, low power consumption, and low cost PC/104 single board computer. It is an excellent choice for low cost/high volume applications with mid-range performance requirements, such as medical equipment and instrumentation.
This stackable multilayer capacitor series features a significantly reduced footprint, increasing printed circuit board space. Offering high capacitance values with low ESR, the TurboCap MLCs (patent pending) are designed to handle high ripple current at high frequencies and high power levels.
The Bal Conn contact, which consists of a canted-coil spring retained in a metal housing, ensures uniform, reliable mechanical and electrical contact between the battery and lead in implantable devices.
Outsourcing using concurrent engineering practices provides the hands-on approach for a company that enables it to gain the most in efficiencies from manufacturing. It can be used by virtually any company of any size and applied to any medical device, product, or component.
In the medical device industry, designers continue to face unique challenges that stem from the broader manufacturing process. These can include anything from shorter product lifecycles and increased regulatory scrutiny to the need to source materials from a myriad of suppliers across the value chain.
By Randy Flamm Medical device manufacturers operate in one of the world’s most competitive and highly regulated industries where success hinges on time-to-market and traceability.
By Kevin Duggan Medical device companies have achieved significant improvement using lean techniques. Improvements in quality, productivity, lead time, inventory, on-time delivery, and cost have been obtained and further improvement continues each day.
The Project: Create a handle for a defibrillator durable enough to withstand exceptional performance requirements. The Solution: Use computer-aided engineering and various flow simulation software to ensure that the final product met the specific characteristics necessary for success.
By Brian Wright With more and more jobs heading overseas, a growing number of molding companies have been changing their focus to medical device manufacturing. This can make sense; however, it is usually easier said than done.
By Andrew Nield For the medical device industry ceramic injection molding (CIM) can be an alternative to metals or plastics, especially when conditions demand a more advanced type of material.
By Jeff Randall, PE As medical technology advances and the demands on surgical parts increase, the need for high-quality, tight-tolerance components continues to rise.