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Protomold Makes Complex Parts

February 5, 2010 10:55 am | Proto Labs, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Proto Labs (MD&M West Booth 3617) has created a new complex feature demonstration sample, The Protomold Torus. It shows features that can be designed into the customer’s injection molded parts for an assortment of different purposes.

Retaining Rings are Durable and Unobtrusive

February 5, 2010 10:55 am | Smalley Steel Ring Company | Product Releases | Comments

Smalley Steel Ring Company (MD&M West Booth 3440) introduces its Hoopster Retaining Rings. Hoopster rings fit into much shallower grooves than regular snap rings or retaining rings.

Hypertronics Offers Presentation on ISO 13485 Certification

February 5, 2010 10:55 am | Smiths Connectors | Hypertac | Product Releases | Comments

Hypertronics Corporation (MD&M West Booth 3410), announced that Bill Callahan, Global Business Manager (GE Healthcare Account) will give a presentation on ISO 13485 Certification for non device component manufacturers for the medical market at MD&M West.

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Creganna-Tactx Medical is Unveiled

February 5, 2010 10:55 am | Creganna-Tactx Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Following the recent announcement by Creganna of the acquisition of Tactx Medical Inc., the newly combined company, Creganna-Tactx Medical (MD&M West Booth 2901) will be showcasing its extensive combined capabilities, technologies, and services at the show.

Steris Isomedix Services Offers Seminar on Current Issues in Medical Device Sterilization

February 2, 2010 4:24 am | Steris Isomedix Services | Product Releases | Comments

Join Steris Isomedix Services (MD&M West Booth 2915) for a one-day educational event on topics critical to success in medical device sterilization.

C5 Medical Werks Showcases Latest in Implantable Ceramic Technology

February 2, 2010 4:23 am | C5 Medical Werks | Product Releases | Comments

C5 Medical Werks (CoorsTek’s MD&M West Booth 2541) currently manufactures ceramic components for

High-Tech in Ultrasonic Welding of Thermoplastics Makes for Profitable Production

February 2, 2010 4:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Herrmann Ultrasonics (MD&M West Booth 3224) has developed a new ultrasonic welding machine, HiQ evolution. Energy efficiency, user-friendliness, the upcoming New Machinery Directive, and ergonomics were all considered while developing this machine.

Compression Springs Solve Customers’ Requirements for Smaller Sizes

February 2, 2010 4:23 am | Lee Spring Co | Product Releases | Comments

Lee Spring (MD&M West Booth 3364) introduces its Bantam Mini Compression Springs, adding smaller diameters to its Redux Wave Spring line, and expands its stock compression spring offering in wire sizes from 0.006 in. to 0.013 in. These springs combine strength with corrosion resistance.

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114 Flip-Top Pump Offers the Features Manufacturers Want in a Small Package

February 2, 2010 4:23 am | Watson Marlow Pumps Group | Product Releases | Comments

Watson-Marlow (MD&M West Booth 1831) launches its 114 flip-top pump, designed for irrigation, washing, and waste removal applications. The pump features an automatic tube stretch feature for error-free tube loading and consistent fluid flow.

High Performance Medical Tubing Offers Many Advantages

February 2, 2010 4:23 am | Microlumen, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MicroLumen (MD&M West Booth 2532) manufactures custom tubing for critical applications and low-invasive medical devices. Polyimide is a thermo-set plastic and has excellent mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties.

RepExact Adds Processed Micro Tubing

February 2, 2010 4:23 am | RepExact, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

RepExact (MD&M West Booth 3273) announces exclusive North American representation of Siewal Microtubes SA, a Switzerland-based leading laser and mechanical processor of thin-wall metal microtubing.

Medical Plastic Testing Experts in Deformulation

February 2, 2010 4:23 am | CHEMIR | Product Releases | Comments

Whether you need to understand a medical plastic’s composition, identify contaminants, perform a failure analysis, or resolve a patent issue, Chemir’s independent laboratory (MD&M Booth 1173) has the solution.

Battling Infection at the Material Level

January 26, 2010 8:34 am | by Michael F. Adams, Khristine L. Carroll, and Harold Garey | Articles | Comments

Hospital-borne infection is always a concern to healthcare professionals as the result can lead to increased care costs, increased hospital stay, and even patient death. In order to help combat this critical problem, one company has focused on combating these infections at the material stage.

Getting Packaging Right With Rapid Prototyping

January 22, 2010 10:59 am | by Kelly Doyle | Brentwood Industries, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Ensuring the design of a thermoformed package is correct is not something upon which medical device manufacturers want to spend significant time or money.

Perspectives on Lean Manufacturing, Part II

January 22, 2010 10:59 am | Articles | Comments

Lean manufacturing can help companies eliminate waste, reduce costs, and improve timeliness.

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