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Vermont Company Brushes Up on Decorating Challenges

June 23, 2010 10:31 am | by Vermont Company | Comments

Printing on toothbrushes used to be a challenge in the product decorating field, until the engineers at Pad Print Machinery of Vermont sunk their teeth into the problem. “Toothbrush manufactures were coming to us with a dozen different styles of

Rapid Prototyping Resin Unlocks a New Opportunity for Direct Manufacturing

June 23, 2010 9:59 am | by John Baldo, Ph.D. | Comments

Varian, Inc., a leader in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology, produced the first commercial NMR spectrometer more than 50 years ago. Since then, NMR has become a standard technique for chemical, biological, medical, and physical research. NMR imaging systems are recognized as significant tools for medical dia

Labeling & Vision System Reduces Cost of Applying and Inspecting Lenses

June 23, 2010 9:31 am | by John Lewis | Comments

In response to the demand for a labeling system that is both time and cost efficient, SynergEyes Inc., has developed an innovative means of applying and inspecting product labels. This article will introduce this technology, exploring both how it works, and the benefits it offers. Labeling is a critical con

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Ceramic Substrate Machining

June 23, 2010 7:43 am | by Synchron Laser Services | Comments

Synchron Laser Services, Inc. presents its fiber lasers as a more accurate and precise alternative to CO2 lasers. Fiber lasers are proving to be a disruptive enabling technology in the scribing, drilling and cutting of ceramic substrates in an industry

Speed and Reliability in Medical Device Development Facilitated by Balancing Proper Design with Highly Functional Prototyping Materials

June 23, 2010 7:20 am | by Scott Castanon | Comments

This case study will focus on the vital role played by WaterShed XC 11122, a rapid prototyping resin from DSM Somos, which helps to ensure a remarkably fast turnaround coupled with the ability to replicate actual performance attributes of production-grade engineered thermoplastics. Two words best encompass a ch

New Horizons in Process Capability

June 23, 2010 7:03 am | by SPI | Comments

In comparison with conventional laser technologies, the primary benefits of fiber lasers are their ease of use, straightforward integration capability, high reliability, and maintenance free operation. However, as discussed in this article, SPI’s latest generation of R-4 CW-M High Power Fiber Lasers have many other fe

A New Horizon in High Speed Cutting for Mold and Medical

June 23, 2010 6:21 am | by Randy Pearson | Eldon James Corp. | Comments

What once seemed a far-off goal for mold and die work, as well as medical parts, is now a reality, based on new technologies you can investigate today. The challenge had always been threefold for mold and die work and medical parts machining, especially those medical parts in the highly competitive and materi

Understanding the Role of Silicones in Controlled Release Applications

June 17, 2010 12:20 pm | by Nathan Wolfe and Alex Kurnellas | Comments

This article will highlight key attributes of certain silicones, as well as key considerations when selecting a silicone.  As one of the most widely researched biomaterials to date, silicone has an approximate 50-year legacy of use in the healthcare industry. This history of biocompatibility has made silicone

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Adding Greater Precision to Cardiac Ablation

June 17, 2010 11:45 am | by Bob Allison | Comments

Cardiac ablation is used extensively for treating cardiac arrhythmia, but has been hindered by the lack of an adequate feedback mechanism for determining tissue temperature during ablation. This article describes a system based on microwave sensing technology that allows both heating at RF or microwave frequencie

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Morgan Electro Ceramics Powers the Ultreo Ultrasonic Toothbrush

June 17, 2010 10:08 am | by Morgan Electro Ceramics | Comments

By taking existing technologies, and reimagining them within a new context, scientists and manufacturers are able to produce innovative solutions to many everyday problems. For example, the efforts of a professor from the University of Washington, the Optiva Corporation, and Morgan Electro Ceramics have yielded a grou

Advanced Materials in Mass Spectrometry Instruments

June 17, 2010 9:41 am | by Morgan Technical Ceramics | Comments

The global market for mass spectrometry, already surpassing $3 billion, is expected to grow by eight percent per year through the end of the decade, according to Spectroscopy Magazine and Instrument Business Outlook. The growth is fueled by continual advancements in technology, which have positioned mass spectrometry

Six Ways Outsourced Maintenance Saves

June 17, 2010 8:21 am | by Ron Hoffman | Comments

The following article identifies the benefits of bringing in outside maintenance expertise to perform functions that otherwise consume resources that can be better used in a production mode.   Ron Hoffman With today's limited

Five Tips for Smoothing the Transition from Design to Manufacture

June 17, 2010 7:57 am | by Frank Pawlowski and Bill St. Onge | Comments

In the fiercely competitive medical device and instrumentation industry, speeding time to market is important to edge out competitors and begin generating revenue for products that often carry long and expensive research and development cycles. Pushing products through the development

The Implications of Google Health and PHRs Generally on Medical Device Design

June 17, 2010 7:27 am | by Peter McLaughlin | Comments

When the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and USA Today all have articles discussing the most recent entrant to the Personal Health Record (PHR) space, then something significant might be happening. Regardless of Google’s success in its

Minus K Technology: Measuring the Electron Transport Properties of DNA Molecules

June 17, 2010 6:25 am | by Jim McMahon | Comments

DNA has begun to be considered as a possibility for molecular electronics. At Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, scanning probe microscopy and negative stiffness vibration isolation enables nano level DNA research. by Jim McMahon Because DNA is able to recognize

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