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Perspectives on Manufacturing Technologies, Part IV

October 5, 2009 6:20 am | Crane Aerospace & Electronics | Comments

The capabilities of manufacturers are growing to enable the fabrication of components that are extremely tiny, very complex, and incredibly intricate. These advances are leading to medical devices that could not have been developed just a few years ago.

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Perspectives on Manufacturing Technologies, Part III

October 5, 2009 6:20 am | Comments

The capabilities of manufacturers are growing to enable the fabrication of components that are extremely tiny, very complex, and incredibly intricate. These advances are leading to medical devices that could not have been developed just a few years ago.

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Perspectives on Manufacturing Technologies, Part II

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Comments

The capabilities of manufacturers are growing to enable the fabrication of components that are extremely tiny, very complex, and incredibly intricate. These advances are leading to medical devices that could not have been developed just a few years ago.

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Perspectives on Manufacturing Technologies, Part I

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Comments

The capabilities of manufacturers are growing to enable the fabrication of components that are extremely tiny, very complex, and incredibly intricate. These advances are leading to medical devices that could not have been developed just a few years ago.

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Eco-Friendly Alternative to Traditional Latex

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | by William Doyle | Comments

Latex is a preferred material for thousands of products. However, prolonged exposure has revealed concerns with allergies that cause reactions ranging from mild itching to troubled breathing.

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Pin Fin Heat Sinks: A Sharper Way to Keep Medical Electronics Cool

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | by Barry Dagan | Comments

Keeping electronics cool is critical to ensuring their long life and reliability. Utilizing heat sinks can help achieve this, but determining the proper type and configuration can be a challenge. This article reviews pin fin heat sinks, material options, sparse vs.

Shining a New Light on Surgical Procedures

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | by Paul Scheidt and Dave Medinis | Comments

Maintaining a well-lit field of view during surgical procedures has traditionally been accomplished with Xenon bulb technology. However, this solution brings with it a number of concerns that impacts both the surgical team and the patient.

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Rediscovering the Benefits of Microabrasive Blasting Technology

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | by Colin Weightman | Nitinol Devices & Components, Inc. | Comments

Microabrasive blasting offers medical device manufacturers an effective way to treat the surface of a variety of materials for a wide array of applications. However, many may not be aware of how extensive its benefits are.

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Perspectives on Combination Products, Part 2

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | Comments

The marriage of a medical device with a drug or biologic has been increasing significantly within healthcare. The combinations have resulted in numerous benefits that could not have been realized with just one of the elements being indicated on its own.

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Perspectives on Combination Products, Part 1

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | Comments

The marriage of a medical device with a drug or biologic has been increasing significantly within healthcare. The combinations have resulted in numerous benefits that could not have been realized with just one of the elements being indicated on its own.

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Six Pitfalls of Medical Device Packaging Development

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | by Bill Limmer | Comments

A device's packaging is a critical component as it can protect it, keep it sterile, and help prevent tampering. However, for medical device designers, it is easy to overlook this aspect of the device and either come up short on what's needed or over do it and use too much packaging.

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Flowmeters Are the & quot;Eyes & quot; of Medical Devices During Heart Recovery

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | by Erik J. Rosaen | Comments

Flowmeters are typically found in machinery and equipment not usually associated with medical devices. However, two companies have determined how they can be used in a circulatory support system that is beneficial during heart recovery.

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Use of Expanded PTFE Membranes in Medical Filtration

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | by Eric C. Wigner and Keith Fritsky | W.L. Gore & Associates | Comments

PTFE and ePTFE offer medical device manufacturers a range of benefits for their finished products. Using the material as a filtration media, it is ideally suited to several application areas, such as in drug delivery, urine collection, and laparoscopic surgery.

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Handling a Three Molding Process Solution

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | by Tobey Hayden | Comments

The Project: Design a bed handle that will fit onto existing Joerns beds, increase patient comfort, and enhance caregiver safety.

Coating on EMI Shielding

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | by Andrew Wang | Comments

As hospital rooms become more high tech, an important concern for today's medical device designer is electromagnetic interference (EMI). Much attention has already been given to the infamous cell phone case which highlights interference from radio frequency signals.

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