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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Pushbuttons to Include Illuminated Outer Ring Option

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

NKK Switches announced the expansion of its YB2 Series of illuminated 22mm pushbuttons to include an outer ring illumination option. This new feature gives design engineers even greater ability to customize the NKK switches they include in their designs.

Absolute Feedback Option for Electric Actuators

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

Exlar announces the Tritex II Series electric actuators are now available with a cost-effective absolute feedback option. The compact actuators feature a built-in mechanical converter, eliminating the need for a ball screw or gear reducer mechanism.

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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UV Cure Adhesive With Bond Strength

September 8, 2009 12:51 pm | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond adds a strength advantage to a UV adhesive compound combining high strength bonds with the well established benefits of UV cure: high productivity, improved performance, and environmental compliance.

PEKK Granules for Injection Molding High-temperature Engineering Applications

September 8, 2009 12:51 pm | Goodfellow Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Goodfellow Corporation offers polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) granules that provide significant advantages when used to produce injection-molded components for high-temperature engineering applications.

Vision Enhanced OCR Software Features Easier Set-Up, Greater Accessibility

September 8, 2009 12:51 pm | Ppt-Vision | Product Releases | Comments

PPT Vision, Inc.’s intuitive OCR (optical character recognition) technology is now available with its 8.3 release of IMPACT software. The tool enables successful implementation of challenging OCR applications that less capable systems or vision sensors do not have the capability to support.

September 2009 Digital Edition

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

Inside: Read about PTFE properties of the material and advantages in “Use of Expanded PTFE Membranes in Medical Filtration,” from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Shared are professionals’ opinions on combination products. Additionally, read about the pitfalls of packaging development, solution to molding, passive and discrete components, and the MD&M Minneapolis show preview. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.

Perspectives on Combination Products, Part 2

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | Articles | Comments

The marriage of a medical device with a drug or biologic has been increasing significantly within healthcare. The combinations have resulted in numerous benefits that could not have been realized with just one of the elements being indicated on its own.

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Perspectives on Combination Products, Part 1

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | Articles | Comments

The marriage of a medical device with a drug or biologic has been increasing significantly within healthcare. The combinations have resulted in numerous benefits that could not have been realized with just one of the elements being indicated on its own.

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Six Pitfalls of Medical Device Packaging Development

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | by Bill Limmer | Articles | Comments

A device's packaging is a critical component as it can protect it, keep it sterile, and help prevent tampering. However, for medical device designers, it is easy to overlook this aspect of the device and either come up short on what's needed or over do it and use too much packaging.

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