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Taking a PEEK at Material Options for Orthopedics

January 14, 2009 9:26 am | by Amy Kinbrum | Articles | Comments

The orthopedics market is dominated by metal materials used for implants. While these options offer an excellent level of healthcare for patients requiring such devices, they certainly are not the absolute best answer to replicate natural bone.

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Scanning to Achieve the Human Touch

January 14, 2009 9:26 am | by Kristine Spangard | Articles | Comments

The Project: Fabricate artificial finger prostheses with lifelike accuracy for partial finger amputees. The Solution: Use a laser scanning system that enables a 3D digital CAD model to be created so that custom solutions may be designed. By Kristine Spangard Kristine Spangard, M.S.

Healthcare at Home (Part II)

January 14, 2009 9:26 am | Analog Devices, Inc., Texas Instruments Inc. | Articles | Comments

A major trend in medicine is to move treatments and monitoring out of the hospital or even the doctor's office and either attach them to the patient or enable it to be done in the home. Of course, this relies on medical device technology in order to make it possible.

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Healthcare at Home (Part I)

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Smiths Connectors | Hypertac | Articles | Comments

A major trend in medicine is to move treatments and monitoring out of the hospital or even the doctor's office and either attach them to the patient or enable it to be done in the home. Of course, this relies on medical device technology in order to make it possible.

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Die-Cut Membranes Can Be Offered in Intricate Shapes

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Interstate Specialty Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

These custom die-cut membranes are manufactured to specification using a proprietary process which produces smoother edges than compression cutting and is performed in a clean practice, positive pressure facility.

EMI Filter Plate Features Potting and Pin Protector

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

This EMI filter plate comes with special epoxy potting and a rubber pin protector for applications where rough handling or challenging environmental conditions are typical.

Thin Filter Media Meets UL 94

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Universal Air Filter Co. | Product Releases | Comments

This 0.12-inch-thick Quadrafoam is the thinnest media available that meets the UL 94 HF-1 rating. The media is soft and compressible and available in 45, 60, and 80 pores-per-inch (PPI).

Connectors Bring Thermocouple Probes to PCBs

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Omega Eng. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The PCC connector attaches directly to circuit boards and is perfect for bringing thermocouple probes to printed circuit boards. Two sizes are available to mate with either standard or miniature-size connectors.

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Glass Ceramic Enables Machinable Material and Finished Components

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Goodfellow Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Macor glass ceramic products are available as both machinable material (rods, plates, bars, and discs) and finished components that are precision-machined to customer specifications. The company delivers the performance of a technical ceramic with the versatility of a high-performance plastic.

Bushings Protect Round and Flat Cables at Panel Entry Points

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to protect the lifeline of electric/electronic products by absorbing forces of pull, push, twist, and flex, RDD Pigtail Lockit strain relief bushings securely anchor, insulate, and protect cables at panel entry points.

Digitally Programmable IF VGA Improves Signal Integrity Performance

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Linear Technology | Product Releases | Comments

The LT5554 is a broadband digitally programmable gain IF amplifier, featuring a 48 dBm OIP3 (output 3rd order intercept) at 200 MHz. Additionally, the amplifier has very low noise, enabling very high dynamic range performance in wireless communication receivers and signal processing systems.

Silicone-Free Interface Material Provides High Thermal Conductivity

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keratherm U 90 thermal interface material is designed for use where contamination concerns prohibit the use of silicone-based thermal pads, but where high levels of thermal conductivity are needed for sufficient thermal transfer in hot electronic devices.

Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Has Multiple Cap Options

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | E-Switch | Product Releases | Comments

The LP11 series is an illuminated pushbutton switch that features multiple cap and LED color options. This illuminated switch is offered with or without a tactile feel, giving designers the choice for their application.

Hoses With Overmolded Cuffs Feature Hermetic Seal

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Flexaust | Product Releases | Comments

Overmolded cuffs are injection molded over the hose to ensure system integrity, prevent contamination, and create a hermetic seal for optimum air, liquid, or dust flow.

Barbed Fittings Available in Single Use/Reusable Versions

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Newage Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Thermobarb plastic barbed fittings are available in nylon, polyethylene, PVDF, and polypropylene for multi-use and single-use/disposable applications. The single-use style in particular is often used in the pharmaceutical and medical markets for disposable tubing assemblies.

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