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Miniature Medical Connectors

July 5, 2006 11:07 am | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Medical connectors need to be small, lightweight, and comfortable in use, but built for rugged handling and extended performance and reliability. Standard and custom interconnect designs and shapes have been applied to catheters, probes, and instruments.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Prototyping

Rapid Laser Prototyping

July 5, 2006 11:07 am | G&L Precision Die-Cutting, Llc-A Lohmann Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Believing that the product development stage is the most critical for its customers, rapid laser prototyping will save this company’s customers time and money, allowing them to get to market faster.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

Gas Plasma: A Green Alternative for Surface Engineering

July 5, 2006 11:02 am | Plasmatech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

There are many methods with which to affect the surface of a material or device to achieve a desired effect. Therefore, factors related to the process such as environmental considerations or temperature concerns will reduce the number of possible options.

LISTED UNDER: Surface Modification | Vacuum | Cleanroom Assembly
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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

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

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
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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

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