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Acrylic Multipolymer Compound

September 30, 2005 11:38 am | Evonik Cyro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Developed for injection molding applications, Vu-Stat Y-20 compound provides permanent electro-static dissipative (ESD) protection to medical devices where static attraction is a concern, such as needle hubs for bracheotherapy and spacers for dry powder pharmaceutical inhalation.

LISTED UNDER: Acrylics | Injection Molding

Machining Medical Devices

September 1, 2005 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Machinists producing parts for medical device OEMs face demands for smaller parts, tighter tolerances, faster turnarounds, and new materials. This report, based on interviews with experts in the field, explores these and other topics.

LISTED UNDER: Precision Machining | CNC Machining | Micromachining

Turning Machine

August 31, 2005 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Fuji ANS-3100P is a modular machine with one spindle, one turret, and one robot. This highly rigid, hard turning lathe offers built-in automation with the four-axis rack-and-pinion swing arm robot.

LISTED UNDER: Turning Machines
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Liquid Silicone Injection Molding

August 31, 2005 11:15 am | SMC, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Liquid silicone injection molding services are available for medical applications. Silicone is suitable for the medical industry due to its biocompatibility, autoclavability, and stability.

LISTED UNDER: Injection Molding | Injection Molding | Silicon Molding

Rapid Injection Molding Reduces Prototype Process Risks for Oximeter

August 12, 2005 12:47 pm | Proto Labs, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Quickly manufacture prototypes for the outside bumpers of a new pulse oximeter. The Solution: Use rapid injection molding to evaluate three part batches for $3,000 per batch in 10 days per order.

LISTED UNDER: Prototyping | CNC Machining | Injection Molding

Inspection System

August 11, 2005 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a unified, one-piece configuration and minimal footprint, the Legex 322 CMM is designed for quick and easy setup and operation. It offers new opportunities to integrate automated measurement and inspection into a process, even where space is at a premium.

LISTED UNDER: Machining Centers

Injection Machine

August 9, 2005 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining a rigid clamping system with high-pressure injection capability as standard features, both the 165 and 275 Roboshot models deliver the performance needed for tight tolerance molding with large molds and small shot sizes.

LISTED UNDER: Molding Equipment | Injection Molding

Solid Gold Electroforms

August 9, 2005 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

A patent pending process enables the manufacture of solid gold electroforms&#151thin walled, lightweight, structurally rigid hollow shells that can be made in an infinite number of shapes and forms to fit into specific applications.

LISTED UNDER: Electroforming
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High-Tech Extrusions

August 9, 2005 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical extrusions are meeting higher standards, becoming more responsive to customer demands, and providing increasingly sophisticated product. If material costs can be kept in line, there is no telling how far technological advancements will go.

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion | Injection Molding | CNC Machining

Prototype Printer

July 5, 2005 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Spectrum Z510 full color system produces high-definition, full-color 3D prototypes quickly and affordably.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping Equipment

Electrostatic Dissipation

June 30, 2005 7:00 am | Evonik Cyro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Static charges can make inhalation therapy treatment less effective. Researchers have employed an alloy process to create materials with inherent electrostatic dissipative properties that dispel static charges.

LISTED UNDER: Acrylics | Injection Molding

Plastic Material Innovations Help Shape Healthcare Industry

June 30, 2005 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

An example of the successful application of wear-resistant compounds is this glucose meter. It contains internally lubricated, color-matched polycarbonate to reduce wear and motion-induced noise.

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers | Injection Molding | Flow

New Catheter Tipping Process Aids Tubing’s Accuracy and Throughput

June 30, 2005 6:40 am | Beahm Designs, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tube tipping is accomplished by heat-treating the tube end to the point that it softens. This softened plastic is conformed into detailed dimensions. The Project: To resolve inconsistency and waste issues associated with manual tipping method.

LISTED UNDER: Tubing-Processing Equipment | Multilumen Tubing | Product R&D

Spring/Coil Assembly

May 31, 2005 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

To facilitate automatic assembly of very small coils or springs from wire as small as 0.0015 in.

LISTED UNDER: Coiling

Tooling

May 31, 2005 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to extend the punching capabilities of today’s CNC punch presses, the Mate EasyTap Thread Tapping System produces precisely located threaded holes at high speed, automatically and with repeatable quality.

LISTED UNDER: Special Application Tooling

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