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October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Texas Instruments Inc. | Articles | 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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Insert Replaces Nuts and Ferrules for Easier Tubing Connections

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Colder Products Company | Product Releases | Comments

This ¼-28 UNF thread has been added to the PMC12 product line. The coupling insert is designed to allow users to easily incorporate quick disconnect technology into existing ¼-28 flat bottom ports and small-diameter tubing applications.

Custom Tubing Configurations Offered Using Silicone and Thermoplastic

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Helix Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The company is a leader in the extrusion and molding of platinum-cured silicone and thermoplastic products. Custom tubing configurations include multi-lumen, profiles, standard, braided reinforced, cord, color stripe, close tolerance, and peristaltic pump tubing.

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TPU Enables Disposable Thin-Wall Extruded Tubing

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | New England Urethane | Product Releases | Comments

A phthalate (plasticizer) free, very stretchable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) alloy promises to offer enhanced product design and application parameters for medical product and other designers and manufacturers.

Flexible Tubing Handles Temperature Fluctuations

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Newage Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to endure temperature extremes, medical-grade silicone tubing handles temperature variations from -100°F to 400°F; braid-reinforced hose from -80°F to 350°F. Both offer translucency for visual contact with the flow and excellent bend radii for restricted space applications.

PVC Coiled Tubing Is DEHP-Free, USP Class VI

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

This DEHP-free, USP Class VI, PVC coiled tubing stretches and retracts easily, keeping it tangle-free and space efficient. While the actual size of the coiled piece is between 5.0 and 6.0 cm, the tubing extends to lengths of 91 cm (36 inches) (Part #89315) or 122 cm (48 inches) (Part # 89316).

Washers/Spacers Offered in Hard to Find Materials

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Boker's, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the addition of 800 sizes to the product line, non-standard washers and spacers are now

Space-Saving Servo Drives Deliver Advanced Functionality

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Omron Electronic Components, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Practical functionality featuring simple, real-time auto-tuning and adaptive vibration suppression shorten startup time to achieve reliable performance with the R7D-B Series servo drives.

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Mechanical Hygrostat Controls Relative Air Humidity

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Omega Eng. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This mechanical hygrostat is designed to control the relative air humidity inside of enclosures. When connected to an enclosure heater (de-humidifier), it will turn the heater on at the set humidity level in order to raise the dew point.

Low Viscosity Adhesive/Sealant Cures at Room Temperature

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This easy-to-use, two-component epoxy adhesive called EP30 is provided for high performance bonding applications. It develops excellent physical strength properties even when cured at ambient temperatures. Cure can be accelerated by use of moderate heat.

2-Way Micro Inert Valve Enables Design Flexibility

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | The Lee Company | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 300 micro inert valve incorporates many of the proven features of the company’s standard-setting LFV Series valves, but in a smaller more compact package.

Vision System Improves Welding Yields

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Interface Catheter Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a high-resolution color monitor, this vision system for the company’s tube welding machine gives production engineers improved visibility of the weld, increasing yields and reducing production time.

The ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of Parylene Coating

October 9, 2008 6:06 am | Articles | 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 | Articles | 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. | Articles | 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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