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What’s in the Secret Sauce for U.S. Manufacturing?: Century Old Company Stays Competitive by Designing for Manufacturability

April 28, 2010 12:15 pm | by ATW Companies | Articles | Comments

For more than a century, the ATW Companies have been world-class suppliers of precision tubing and fabricated metal components. This article explores the ways in which the company has maintained high standards of manufacturability in the modern market.

Keep Cash Flowing With Trade Terms

April 28, 2010 11:48 am | by Richard Flynn | Articles | Comments

To make the end of the month a bit easier, it pays to understand how trade terms work, how they can be used to even out cash flow, and what you can do to gain access to trade terms, or similar tools. The following provides the basics of trade terms along with tips on how to put them to work for your business.

ControlPanelGRC Gets to the Heart of Abiomed’s GRC Requirements

April 28, 2010 11:37 am | by Abiomed, Inc. | Articles | Comments

ControlPanelGRC, as second-generation software, has not only helped Abiomed automate its governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) efforts; it is also helping them streamline their business processes overall, which has been an unexpected but welcome additional benefit.

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Speed: Today’s Manufacturing Competitive Edge

April 28, 2010 5:09 am | by Adept Technology, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Ever since the Venice Arsenal started mass producing ships in what some refer to as the world’s first factory back in the 13th century, manufacturers have been driven by the need for speed. Manufacturing speed, that is.

Perspectives on Medical Electronics

April 8, 2010 1:12 pm | Texas Instruments Inc. | Articles | Comments

The role of electronics in medical devices has evolved tremendously over the last several decades and continues to integrate into more products as the industry moves forward.

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Singapore: Gateway to Asia

April 6, 2010 5:08 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Last month, I had a fantastic opportunity to visit Singapore to see several medical device suppliers and outsourcing service providers. It was a country I knew very little about and had simply grouped in with the rest of Asia as a low labor...

April 6, 2010 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

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Silicone Coating Reduces Inherent Surface Tack

April 6, 2010 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicone elastomers inherently have a high degree of surface tack and a tendency for blocking, which may cause problems in applications in which they come in contact with each other or other surfaces.

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Gas Plasma System for Lubricious Coating

April 6, 2010 5:08 am | Plasmatech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This low pressure gas plasma system is designed for deposition of a lubricious, low coefficient of friction coating on bulk medical components.

Speed Regulator Provides Long Stroke in Compact Length

April 6, 2010 5:08 am | Deschner Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

In order to provide a wide variety of motion control solutions, the Super-K Model Kinechek is being offered with a long 4 or 6 in. stroke unit within a short overall length. These leak proof Kinechek models can handle loads of up to 1,200 lbs.

LCD Hour Meter is Conveniently Small

April 6, 2010 5:08 am | Enm Company | Product Releases | Comments

The Series T47A2, a mercury-free LCD miniature hour meter, has been introduced to replace the mercury hour meter. With an operating power of 6-24 VDC, this meter features a 5-digit, 4.25 mm LCD display. There is internal memory, maintained by the battery when not in use.

PLL Extended With Integrated VCO Product Line

April 6, 2010 5:08 am | Hittite Microwave Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Eight SMT packaged PLLs with integrated RF voltage controlled oscillators (VCO) are ideal for test equipment applications from 660 MHz to 5.1 GHz.

Model-Based Development Environment Offers Improved Visualization

April 6, 2010 5:08 am | Ibm Rational | Product Releases | Comments

Rhapsody 7.5.1 is the latest version of a model-based development environment for systems engineers and embedded systems developers.

Dimensional Measurement and Inspection Systems Offer Precision

April 6, 2010 5:08 am | Optical Gaging Products, Inc. (OGP) | Product Releases | Comments

The Specialist systems include the SmartScope Specialist 300 multisensor dimensional measurement system and the Focus Specialist 16 in. Horizontal Contour Projector.

Pressure Indicating Sensor Film Increases Bond Strength

April 6, 2010 5:08 am | Sensor Products Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Ultrasonic welding uses high-frequency ultrasonic acoustic vibrations to create solid-state welds, and does not introduce contaminants into the weld, meaning that the machines can be specified for use in cleanrooms.

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