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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.

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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XVL Player 9 Released With Measurement and Dimension Tools

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

Lattice Technology, developers of the XVL suite of 3D publishing applications, offer XVL Player Version 9, which is available for free.

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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CFD-Online Launches Dedicated User Forum

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

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.

Justifying a Dispensing Robot

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

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.

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Free Machine Vision Seminars

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

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.

Driving Design Excellence With Test

May 8, 2008 8:40 am | Articles | Comments

Effective data collection methods and quality test systems are critical elements in ensuring medical device design success.

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Perspectives On Miniaturization (Part III)

May 7, 2008 8:08 am | Hypertronics | Articles | Comments

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.

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Perspectives On Miniaturization (Part II)

May 7, 2008 8:03 am | Articles | Comments

In last month's Perspectives , the experiences of industry experts in facing the challenges of miniaturization of medical devices and their components was shared.

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Perspectives on Miniaturization

May 7, 2008 7:57 am | Omnetics Connector Corp., Analog Devices, Inc., Memry Corp., Texas Instruments Inc. | Articles | Comments

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.

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