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Perspectives on Manufacturing Technologies, Part I

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Articles | Comments

The capabilities of manufacturers are growing to enable the fabrication of components that are extremely tiny, very complex, and incredibly intricate. These advances are leading to medical devices that could not have been developed just a few years ago.

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Articulating Video Borescope Features On-Board Image Processing

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

The model VJ7X1.5 articulating video borescope features on-board (stand-alone) image processing and battery-powered, portable operation. It has a high-resolution 2.4" TFT LCD screen and high-intensity LED lighting with adjustable brightness control.

Sealing System Provides Stages With Protection

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Nutec Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The CLS sealing system for the company's stages offers superior protection in applications with contaminated environments–an advancement that translates into a motion platform with greater long-term reliability, greater efficiencies, and lower cost of ownership.

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Quartz Crystal Designed for Implantable Applications

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

Designed for application in implantable medical and medical telemetry, this precision timing, MHz quartz crystal–the CC7A-T1A–has a package height of 0.9 mm and a footprint of only 3.2 × 1.5 mm.

Direct-Drive Linear Stage Offers Nanometer Accuracy

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

The ANT130-L series stages offer excellent performance in speed, accuracy, resolution, repeatability, reliability, and travel range, and are offered in two accuracy grades. The stage employs a center-driven, non-cogging, non-contact linear motor and encoder as the driving element.

Machining Services Include Polymer Tube Cutting

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

avicenna22600006072Machining services include polymer tube cuttingNPR The company's mechanical machining services include polymer tube cutting, which offers a high-volume solution for medical device manufacturers seeking to transform raw material to custom components.

TPE Material Can Replace Problematic PVC in Fluid Pathway Systems

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

kent37800001539TPE material can replace problematic PVC in fluid pathway systemsNPR The K-6100 series is made of a TPE material that can replace problematic PVC in fluid pathway systems. The PVC replacement meets Class VI standards and is ISO 10993-5 and ISO 10003-4 certified.

Recyclable TPEs Are FDA-Compliant

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

gls37800001416Recyclable TPEs are FDA-compliantNPR The Versaflex HC portfolio, engineered for medical tubing, gaskets, stoppers, sheet extrusion, and blow molding applications, has been developed and tested for compliance with USP Class VI, ISO 10993-4, and ISO 10993-5.

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Gasket Design for EMI Shielded Honeycomb Vents Improves Performance/Delivery

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

This continuous integrated gasket for shielding honeycomb vents offers better performance, reduced cost, and the fastest production time. Continuous lengths of the high-performance BeCu gaskets are mechanically installed under the inner perimeter of the vent's aluminum extrusion frame.

Right Angle Gearbox Delivered in 48 Hours or Less

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

This line of IEC Right Angle (RA) Gearboxes with hollow out-put allow options for right, left, or dual shaft configurations. All nine sizes are in stock and ready to ship in 48 hours or less. The nine sizes range from 26 to 130 mm. Input Power is 0.06 to 7.5 kW, 1/15 to 10 hp.

Self-Aligning Spherical Bearings Prove Versatile

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

igubal spherical bearings are self-aligning components—rod ends, clevis joints, flange bearings, pivot bearings, and pillow blocks—made entirely of high-performance plastics. They are self-lubricating and easy to install.

Stainless Steel Surgical Components Are Custom Manufactured

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Disposable Instrument Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Company provides custom-manufactured stainless steel surgical components, including wound-drainage and Laparoscopic trocars, K-wires and Steinmann pins, guide pins, tunnelers, introducers, and custom devices. Surgical grade materials are used in compliance with ASTM F899 and ISO 7153-1.

Eco-Friendly Alternative to Traditional Latex

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | by William Doyle | Articles | Comments

Latex is a preferred material for thousands of products. However, prolonged exposure has revealed concerns with allergies that cause reactions ranging from mild itching to troubled breathing.

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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.

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