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Design Talk: Ceramic Injection Molding

November 10, 2008 6:52 am | Comments

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.

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Design Talk: Micro-Molding Devices and Components

November 10, 2008 6:51 am | by Jeff Randall, PE is vice president of engineering for MRPC. Visit MRPC at <a href="http://www.mrpcorp.com" target="_blank">www.mrpcorp.com</a>. | Comments

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.

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Patent Protection 101

October 13, 2008 12:07 pm | Comments

Patent protection is an aspect of business that concerns many, but truly understood by few. It is a critical piece of any new technology development venture and as such, engineers must be aware of the steps they need to take to safeguard an invention against competitors or counterfeiters.

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Protecting Your Portable Products

October 13, 2008 12:06 pm | Comments

Portable, hand-held medical devices are improving patient care, both at home and in medical facilities. However, reliability and safety demand proper use of electronic circuit protective devices.

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Consumer Product Design

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Texas Instruments Inc. | Comments

Technologies from one industry often drive innovation and design evolution in another. Medical device design is influenced by products that are being used in aerospace and military. The consumer market is also an industry that can impact device design.

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The ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of Parylene Coating

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Comments

This article reviews the two process alternatives available to users of protective Parylene conformal coating: relying on an external custom coating provider, or establishing in-house coating capabilities.

The 'Ins' and 'Outs' of Parylene Coating

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Comments

This article reviews the two process alternatives available to users of protective Parylene conformal coating: relying on an external custom coating provider, or establishing in-house coating capabilities.

Medical Imaging: Decreasing Footprint, Increasing Performance

October 9, 2008 6:05 am | Analog Devices, Inc., Texas Instruments Inc. | Comments

The latest signal chain components available for medical imaging systems enable designers to improve signal chain density and power consumption without compromising dynamic performance. Additionally, these technologies allow systems to improve their image quality, power consumption, and size.

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Advanced Servo Control Helps Pump Accurately Perform Under Pressure

October 9, 2008 6:05 am | Comments

The Project: Resolve the start/stop action of a hybrid piston syringe pump to achieve a steady and regular flow stream. The Solution: Use a servo controller and calibration table to dynamically vary the pump velocity as a function of requested flow rate and pump dynamics.

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Perspectives on Going Green, Part II

September 10, 2008 8:33 am | Analog Devices, Inc., Pilgrim Software, Inc. | Comments

Everyone everywhere seems to be "going green" but is there real value in doing so or is it just a

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Perspectives on Going Green, Part I

September 10, 2008 8:33 am | Mega Electronics, Inc. | Comments

Everyone everywhere seems to be "going green" but is there real value in doing so or is it just a

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Filtering the Options

September 10, 2008 8:33 am | Universal Air Filter Co. | Comments

Air filter customization involves a number of variables for medical device designers to consider. From materials to size to standards compliance, the options available can enable a designer to customize a filter that will be perfectly suited for his specific application.

The Beat Goes On

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Comments

The Project: Develop a more sophisticated approach to the design and development process beyond the build-and-test method for a novel cardiac pump device. The Solution: Use FEA software to test a variety of different variables that need to be examined for a successful design of the device.

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Short Run Molding for Long Term Success

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Comments

Molding is a critical process in the manufacture of medical devices. However, long molding runs are not always the ideal option for the fabrication of components for a device. Short run molding provides numerous advantages to medical device designers that would not be otherwise realized.

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Perspectives: FDA and Innovation, Part II

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Comments

Some might point to FDA as an obstacle to achieving true device innovation to provide enhanced healthcare. Others view the agency as a necessary element to help ensure patient safety and provide regulated oversight.

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