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Perspectives on Outsourcing vs. Automation

January 15, 2008 5:46 am | Articles | Comments

With the news regarding China and questions surrounding the safety of its manufacturing facilities, in addition to the constant concerns over intellectual property protection, some medical device manufacturers are looking for alternatives.

Materials Report 2008

January 10, 2008 11:34 am | Advanced Polymers, A Vention Medical Company, Secant Medical, Inc. | Articles | Comments

With device designers constantly seeking the next unique material that will help make their latest device a reality, it is important to stay abreast of what the material suppliers are developing.

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Liquid Silicone Micro Molding

January 10, 2008 10:59 am | Engel North America | Product Releases | Comments

The company’s liquid silicone micro molding system offers the precision of an electric injection molding unit combined with a 12 mm, specially-designed LSR screw and check disc assembly and the flexibility of a tiebarless clamp design.

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Diode Laser Platform

January 10, 2008 10:59 am | Jdsu | Product Releases | Comments

This fiber-coupled diode laser solution&#151the next-generation L4 platform&#151leverages an innovative chip design to generate 10 W of output power. Its packaging takes up less space compared to previous designs, enabling OEMs to pack more diode lasers into a smaller space within their systems.

PTFE-Coated Nitinol Tube

January 10, 2008 10:59 am | Applied Plastics Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This PTFE-coated nitinol tube features a highly lubricious coating while maintaining the kink-resistant characteristics of the nitinol tube and can be processed in sizes from 0.002 inches O.D. up and lengths to 10 ft.

Encoder (4675)

January 10, 2008 10:59 am | Renco Encoders Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The R35i is provided with an industry standard 1.812 inches mounting pattern in addition to the existing 1.28 inches mounting. This feature allows for compatibility with larger encoders such as the company’s R50i, and also includes additional strain relief features for securing the cable.

Test Connectors

January 10, 2008 10:59 am | Fastest Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Capable of sealing down to 0.015 inches OD, the ME001 connector is designed for leak testing infusion set and drug delivery devices. Its compact 0.

Tantalum Capacitors

January 10, 2008 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

A broad range of tantalum capacitors are ideal for embedded control systems. Used in a wide variety of ECU (electronic control units), embedded systems operate in applications where long operation time and stability of parameters are the essential design parameters.

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Electric Slides

January 10, 2008 10:59 am | Bimba Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

Electric Ultran High Load slides are the company’s first standard electric models. The slides offer higher positioning accuracy, smoother operation, and facility for positioning control.

Partnering Up to Fight Cancer

January 10, 2008 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

NVIDIA Corp., a leader of programmable graphics processor technologies, and Planar Systems, makers of specialty displays, are cooperating closely to produce display systems that will enable doctors to more effectively screen for breast cancer.

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Combination Products White Paper

January 10, 2008 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

While combination products are experiencing dramatic growth, the convergence of drug/biologics and devices brings a host of regulatory challenges. A new, free white paper, addressing these challenges is now available for download. Information: www.microtestlabs.com/combinationpaper .

MES White Paper

January 10, 2008 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device OEMs must balance the need for consistent quality and conformance to product and regulatory requirements with the equally essential need to get new products to market quickly and efficiently.

Lean Production Resource Kit

January 10, 2008 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group from the Bosch Rexroth Corp. is offering a free Lean Production Resource Kit for Medical Manufacturing available upon request from the company's website.

Dimensional Metrology Instruments Catalog

January 10, 2008 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal has issued a new catalog covering the full range of the company's dimensional metrology instruments.

Achieving the Perfect Touch

January 10, 2008 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Ed Sullivan Biolase Technology Inc., a leading manufacturer of laser-based dental systems, found that partnering with a highly experienced touch screen manufacturer can help OEMs avoid design pitfalls and even accelerate new product speed to market.

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