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.
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.
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.
CFD-online, the popular online center for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), has set up a dedicated user forum for users of Flomerics EFD suite of simulation software.
Lattice Technology, developers of the XVL suite of 3D publishing applications, offer XVL Player Version 9, which is available for free.
The assembly industry is vast in its scope and incorporates many independent disciplines for device manufacture. A primary segment of the assembly process that is naturally designated for automation is dispensing.
Cognex, a leading supplier of machine vision systems, will present a series of free machine vision seminars exclusively for manufacturing professionals. This half-day event will show how easy it is to set up and deploy vision systems for automated inspection tasks.
Effective data collection methods and quality test systems are critical elements in ensuring medical device design success.
In the March and April issues of MDT, Perspectives presented the experiences of industry experts in facing the challenges of miniaturization of medical devices and the components used to make them.
In last month's Perspectives , the experiences of industry experts in facing the challenges of miniaturization of medical devices and their components was shared.
Making medical devices smaller is a regular challenge for manufacturers, as well as their supply and service partners. Enabling these products to do more while taking up less space is a task every member in the process is responsible for accomplishing.
Metal is a tried and true material used in a variety of applications in the human body because it offers strength, durability, and reliability. Unfortunately, like most materials, it also has its downside and new materials being introduced may become better alternatives.
What will medical device manufacturers have to look forward to in terms of molding for their
The QCI-A34L-1, a NEMA 34 servo motor, only requires 4.5 A which means a single cable can be used for both motor and encoder signals and the servo motor can be driven from a small SilverDust D2 controller.
The MCP73837 and MCP73838 dual-input, high-current Li-Ion/Polymer charge-management controllers are available. The single-cell, fully integrated chargers enable charge currents of up to 1 A from an AC power source, plus charging currents of up to 100 or 500 mA from a USB port.