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The Art and Science of Rapid Prototyping

September 5, 2006 7:16 am | Np Medical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Speed is the name of the game in getting a product to market before the competition. One technique medical device manufacturers are employing to help achieve faster design cycles for their products is rapid prototyping.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping
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Critical Questions of Outsourcing

September 1, 2006 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device manufacturers’ interest in outsourcing is growing and with it come many misconceptions and questions.

LISTED UNDER: Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

19 W External Power Family

August 8, 2006 12:51 pm | Ault, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A 19-watt family of external switch-mode power supplies are the first in a family of power devices that meets with the requirements of the EPA’s Energy Star program. The PW148 series is available in desktop or wall plug-in styles with a single output of 15 to 19.

LISTED UNDER: Power Supplies | Product Design

Clean Is a Project

August 7, 2006 8:16 am | United Plastics Group, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Closely monitored project management is essential to the success of clean room manufacturing. This

LISTED UNDER: Cleanroom Assembly | Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Product Design

Benchtop Technology Offers Solution for Testing Strength of Vascular Stents

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Test the mechanical strength of drug-eluting, polymer fiber stents to determine their ability to be utilized in specific applications. The Solution: Use benchtop tensile testing technology to verify the strength of the flexible stents.

LISTED UNDER: Tensile/Compression Testing | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

Designing a Cleaning Efficacy Program for Reusable Devices

August 3, 2006 12:17 pm | Namsa | Product Releases | Comments

There have been a number of changes in the last decade, which have raised questions as to how manufacturers should design cleaning and sterilization validation in order to be in compliance with new standards.

LISTED UNDER: Product Safety Compliance | Biocompatibility Testing | Microbiology/Chemical Testing

Innovations Series Presents: Pulse of Innovation

July 5, 2006 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse of Innovation On the cover: Just a few of the latest innovations addressing the needs for device technology in the cardiovascular sector.

LISTED UNDER: Control | Flow | Product Design

Contract Manufacturers Aid in Enabling Supply Chain Optimization

May 3, 2006 6:04 am | Solectron | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device OEMs can partner with contract manufacturing firms to optimize their supply chains to gain a competitive advantage over other manufacturers in the industry.

LISTED UNDER: Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Product Design

Fasteners Reference Card

April 17, 2006 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

To help design engineers determine the proper installation torque for the fasteners in their product designs, Archetype Joint LCC is offering a free Torque & Tool Reference Card. This handy 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. reference card provides reference on installation torque values for fasteners 1/4 to 5/8 in.

LISTED UNDER: Product Design

The Open Prosthetics Project Shares Free Designs

April 17, 2006 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Open Prosthetics Project has adopted the Alibre Design 3D parametric modeler as the CAD standard for industry-wide collaboration. On the project’s website, medical product designers can post new ideas for prosthetic devices as CAD files, which are then available to the public free of charge.

LISTED UNDER: Product Design

Emphasis on Systems Management: Optimizing Process and Business System Trends

April 4, 2006 12:16 pm | Ptc | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device manufacturers are overburdened with managing a tremendous amount of data, in addition to maintaining the systems with which to utilize that information in order to keep pace with competition.

LISTED UNDER: Business Planning | Product Design | Product R&D

Supporting an Outsourcing Strategy With PLM

February 7, 2006 5:00 am | Agile Software Corp | Product Releases | Comments

On the cover: Dave Hart, project manager for Haemonetics Corp., monitors the product record, managed with Agile PLM. Haemonetics is a global company engaged in the design, manufacture, and worldwide marketing of automated blood processing systems.

LISTED UNDER: MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) | Medical Device Testing | Product-Safety/Performance Testing

Leak-Free Connections Speed Endoscope Reprocessing and Enhance Safety

January 9, 2006 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: To ensure the safe transfer of chemical disinfectants within an endoscope reprocessing unit. The Solution: Use custom fabricated couplings that provide a leak-free fluid pathway.

LISTED UNDER: Couplings | Control | Flow

Forecast Series PresentsMarket Trends Buzz

January 6, 2006 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

On the cover: This completely in-the-ear hearing aid is a product of miniaturization, one hot sector for medical device manufacturers in 2006.

LISTED UNDER: Injection Molding | Micro Molding | Biocompatibility Testing

Emphasis on Innovation: Precision Particle ReductionEnables New Drug Delivery Methods

November 2, 2005 6:50 am | Microfluidics | Product Releases | Comments

With the ability to reduce drugs to sub-micron particles of uniform size, exciting drug therapies and delivery methods are emerging. In fact, precision particle reduction processes are becoming as essential to 21st century medicine as the mortar and pestle were for the 19th century pharmacy.

LISTED UNDER: Product Design | Control | Flow

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