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Length Gauges Set New Size, Durability Standards

May 8, 2008 8:43 am | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Specto length gauges set new standards for size and mechanical durability and are especially useful for process monitoring and quality control applications. Besides providing an accuracy of ±1 µm, these incremental length gauges have measuring ranges of 12 and 30 mm (0.47 and 1.2 in.

Measuring System Offers Fast, Accurate Dimensional Analysis

May 8, 2008 8:43 am | Digital Precision Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The OneTouch is an optical measuring system that offers very fast and accurate dimensional analysis. Perform micron level accuracy on just a few features or highly complex piece parts with the touch of a button.

Syringe Testing Rig Ensures Quality Control, Product Safety

May 8, 2008 8:43 am | Stable Micro Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Operated in conjunction with the TA.XT Plus texture analyzer, this innovative attachment effectively measures the aspiration force of filled syringe pistons.

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Small, Ready-to-Use Servo Drive Integrates High Power Density

May 8, 2008 8:42 am | Elmo Motion Control Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Solo Whistle is a ready-to-use, integrated solution designed to simply and efficiently connect the Whistle Servo Drive directly to the application.

Highly Flexible Visible Light-Cure Adhesive Offers Rapid Curing

May 8, 2008 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

This rapid curing, highly flexible visible light cure adhesive formulation, Loctite 3974, is offered for medical bonding, potting, and sealing applications.

High Power Brushless DC Motor/Driver Is RoHS Compliant

May 8, 2008 8:42 am | Oriental Motors Usa Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

This high output power 200 watt (BLF 6200 series) and 400 watt (BLF 6400 series) brushless DC motor and driver speed control package is RoHS compliant.

Medical-Grade LCD Leverages HD Resolution

May 8, 2008 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The T24MSA001-MD medical-grade 24 LCD color widescreen monitor with full HD (1080p) resolution ensures the most natural reproduction of video images and the highest level of differentiation during such applications as diagnostic analysis, video endoscopy, and surgery.

Stepper Drive Eliminates DC Supply, Runs on 115/240 VAC

May 8, 2008 8:42 am | Copley Controls Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Panel mounting StepNet AC drives run directly on 115/240 VAC at 7A peak current, eliminating a separate DC supply. Pivotal benefits include servo mode operation for smooth, quiet stepper motor operation and freedom from lost steps.

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Connector Family Features Touch-Safe Female Housings

May 8, 2008 8:42 am | Anderson Materials Evaluation | Product Releases | Comments

The PowerMod HP (high power) series connector family features touch-safe female housings, cable strain relief, and integral positive latches. These safety features, combined with the ease of connector assembly, establish a new standard for cost effective high power connectors.

Designing for Obsolescence in Outsourced Product Development

May 8, 2008 8:42 am | Articles | Comments

Electronic components used in medical devices can often experience much shorter lifecycles than the products in which they are used. With the additional challenges that come from replacing a part in a finished device, it is best to be as prepared for this inevitable process as possible.

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Laser Joining Technology Furthers Miniaturization Capabilities

May 8, 2008 8:42 am | Articles | Comments

Microwelding provides the medical device industry with yet another manufacturing solution option that enables OEMs to achieve further miniaturization of their products. It can be an ideal alternative to additive joining processes for a number of reasons.

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Brushless Blower Technology 101

May 8, 2008 8:41 am | Articles | Comments

Variable speed blowers offer a unique solution to several medical device systems requiring a fluctuating air flow. However, device designers are unlikely to be all that familiar with it.

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Ceramics—Ideal Alternative for Baby Boomers

May 8, 2008 8:41 am | Articles | Comments

With the baby boomer population remaining active while still exerting significant stress on their bodies, the number of joint replacement surgeries is increasing dramatically and expected to continue. As such, implant makers need materials that can help patients avoid "revision" surgeries.

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Rubber Selection Guide CD

May 8, 2008 8:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rubber Industries Inc. helps part engineers to choose the correct polymer with its Rubber Selection Guide CD free for the asking. A great starting point for new design projects, this CD simplifies rubber design criteria and compares features.

Free 3D Parametric CAD/CAM Solution

May 8, 2008 8:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alibre Inc. offers the Alibre CAM product family—the first fully integrated 3D parametric Personal CAD/CAM solution that is accessible and affordable for manufacturers and machine shops of any size, even individuals.

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