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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 | Articles | 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 | Articles | 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.


Brochure Features 5-Axis CNC Micro Milling Machine

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

This brochure features Microlution's 5100-S, 5-axis CNC micro milling machine–a vertical bridge style machining center and trunnion style 4th and 5th axis with built-in pallet workholding.


Medical Portfolio Desk Reference for Converters and OEMs

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Converters of medical materials and manufacturers of medical device components can now turn to an artfully designed desk reference from the Avery Dennison Specialty Tape division for medical tape selection assistance.

Systems Integrator Program Offers Solutions for Automation Projects

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronics LLC has launched OASIS (Omron Authorized Systems Integrator Solution), a new

Green Power-Supply Designs Reference Guide

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, offers the Digital Interleaved Power Factor Correction (PFC) Reference Design, which demonstrates how to realize the benefits of fully digital PFC for green power-supply designs.

Weld Frame Kits/Connectors Offer Faster Storage Speeds

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Itt Interconnect Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

In addition to the two-piece, ultrasonic, weld frame kits, which meet both Type 1 and Type II CFast specifications, the company has also developed 24-pin CFast surface mount connectors that can be easily customized to meet unique offsets specified by designers.

High-Density Connectors Increase I/O Points

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

High-density M12 connectors provide more I/O points than traditional M12 sensor/actuator connectors. The circular connectors come in 12- and 17-pole versions. This high pin count allows M12 device connections in applications where space must be conserved, such as medical equipment.


High Density Connectors Offer Multiple Contacts in Single Connector Package

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Positronic | Product Releases | Comments

Combination D-Subminiature connectors are a popular choice for a wide variety of applications, as they offer signal, power, coax, and high voltage contacts mixed within a single connector package.

Rediscovering the Benefits of Microabrasive Blasting Technology

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


October 2009 Digital Edition

October 1, 2009 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Inside: Read about treating the surface of a variety of materials with microabrasive blasting in “Rediscovering the Benefits of Microabrasive Blasting Technology,” from Comco, Inc. Shared are professionals’ opinions on manufacturing technologies. Additionally, read about eco-friendly alternatives to latex, surgical procedures, and packaging and interconnects. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.

Keypads Withstand Extreme Conditions

September 30, 2009 10:22 am | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter’s new series of metal Piezo Keypads stand up to extreme indoor or outdoor environmental conditions.

Programmable Motion Cards With Ethernet Connectivity

September 30, 2009 10:22 am | Performance Motion Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) announces the newest addition to its latest advancement in the Prodigy family of motion cards, the Prodigy/CME PCI card.

Prototyping Device Adds Robust Performance, Versatility

September 30, 2009 10:22 am | Roland DGA Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Roland DGA Corp. has announced its newest 3D desktop milling machine, the MDX-40A. The MDX-40A builds on Roland’s advanced Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) technology with new features, bundled software and valuable options.

Zero Dead Space Syringe Minimize Waste, Maximize Product

September 23, 2009 6:58 am | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina now has a 1 ml male luer slip, two-piece syringe featuring an extended plunger with zero dead space. This eliminates pharmaceutical wastage. The positive safety stop protects against accidental spills.


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