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Centers of Excellence Strive to Promote Innovation

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

While most companies try to solve healthcare design challenges as they arise, GE Plastics is a company that sees global application technology (GApT) and design as a major competitive advantage as it accelerates expansion of GApT capabilities worldwide.

LISTED UNDER: Prototyping | Component Testing
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Aligning Product Development Processes to Meet Compliance Demands

May 3, 2006 6:04 am | Matrixone, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Project:   Streamline the document management and retrieval processes to enable a more efficient regulatory compliance protocol. The Solution:    Implement an electronic product lifecycle management solution to manage product-related information.

LISTED UNDER: Compliance Software | Product R&D

Vision System Heats Up Needle-Electrode Inspection Process

May 3, 2006 6:04 am | Cognex Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Create an alternative to the inspection protocols that rely on a human operator to verify the quality of electrosurgery electrodes. The Solution: Develop a 100% automated inspection system, that maintains rapid throughput, to ensure consistent results.

LISTED UNDER: Machine-Vision Systems | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Full Service Contract Manufacturing

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

Rapid Prototyping System

April 18, 2006 6:57 am | Stratasys Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Arcam EBM S400 is a rapid manufacturing and prototyping system that makes 100% solid metal parts. The highly efficient system produces metal parts three to five times faster than other additive fabrication methods.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping Equipment | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

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

Innovations Series Presents: Manufacturing in Orthopedics

March 8, 2006 6:30 am | Accellent | Product Releases | Comments

The demands of the medical device marketplace require companies to deliver products to market faster while reducing expenses.

LISTED UNDER: Precision Machining | CNC Machining | Prototyping

Semiconductor Manufacturer Provides Solution for Diabetes Treatment Alternative

March 7, 2006 10:42 am | Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Create an insulin pump alternative that is discrete and easy-to-use. The Solution: Use RF technology and an MCU in the manufacture of a small, wireless diabetes treatment device.

LISTED UNDER: Electromedical Contract Manufacturing

Microfabrication Services

February 9, 2006 8:45 am | Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Company has acquired two laser systems to expand its capability in microfabrication. The first laser is a high-pulse repetition rate ultrafast (10 ps) laser and is the company’s second micromachining laser. The image is an “as machined” pattern in titanium. The diameter of the pillar is 0.

LISTED UNDER: Laser Machining | Micromachining | Laser Micro-Machining

Optical Coating Service

February 8, 2006 5:57 am | Melles Griot | Product Releases | Comments

Company will make its thin-film coating capability available to customers who need optical coating services for their own substrates.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Device Coating

Gas Plasma System

February 8, 2006 5:57 am | Plasmatech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The A400 gas plasma system has a 16 x 16 x 19 in. aluminum chamber, is clean room compatible, and available in both table-top and tall free-standing cabinet versions. Gas introduction via mass flow controllers and magnetic valves ensures precise gas measurement.

LISTED UNDER: Surface Modification | Control | Flow

Optical Component Polisher

February 8, 2006 5:57 am | Krell Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The PC-controlled Scepter is optimized for the automated polishing of various medical devices that incorporate fiber optic lightguides. Instruments such as catheters, endoscopes, probes, illumination bundles, image fibers, and laser delivery cables are processed, resulting in scratch-free surfaces.

LISTED UNDER: Surface Modification

High Performance Coatings

February 8, 2006 5:57 am | Boyd Coatings Research, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

As a licensed applicator of advanced technologies such as Dupont Teflon and Whitford Worldwide

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Device Coating

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