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Temporary Masking Resin

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

The SpeedMask 7100 series of temporary metal masking resins offer reliable surface protection for orthopedic implants, implant hardware, surgical instruments, and medical devices. These masking resins cure in seconds using UV light.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating
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Complex Coatings

February 8, 2006 5:57 am | Edmund Optics | Product Releases | Comments

Company has increased its capacity to make complex coatings with more than 100 layers, by adding a new 45-inch-diameter coating chamber. The large coater is equipped with two electron guns and planetary rotation. It also has a high output ion gun, which produces durable “shift-free” coatings.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Device Coating

Simulation Helps Cut Time to Design X-Ray Sources

February 8, 2006 4:19 am | Vector Fields | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Enhance the critical attributes of an x-ray system without adversely impacting the design time. The Solution: Use an electromagnetic simulation software solution to evaluate the proposed design. By Dr.

LISTED UNDER: CAD | Prototyping

Emphasis on Corporate Culture: Embracing Quality System Compliance in Corporate Culture

February 7, 2006 5:39 am | Proven Process Medical Devices | Product Releases | Comments

Corporate culture plays an enormous role on the productivity of a company's workforce, yet it is an aspect that is seldom considered as a method with which to improve efficiency.

LISTED UNDER: FDA Compliance | Medical Device Testing | Product-Safety/Performance Testing

Emphasis on Laser Equipment: Advances in Laser Welding Systems

February 7, 2006 5:39 am | Miyachi Unitek Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Requiring exceptional precision in their welding processes, medical device manufacturers are looking to laser technology experts to provide a system that enables such a high degree of accuracy.

LISTED UNDER: Welders | Laser Welding | Power Supplies

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

Prototyping Process

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Micropump, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A refined rapid response prototyping process helps bring products to market faster. Rapid response prototyping accelerates product development cycle times, allowing quick iterative design changes to meet any dispensing, transfer, circulation, or dosing application.

LISTED UNDER: Prototyping | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

Gravure Coating

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Scapa has the ability to gravure coat adhesives in a cross-hatch pattern onto a wide range of substrates. This pattern coating reduces the amount of adhesive on the substrate and allows strategic areas to be left uncoated to achieve specific performance requirements.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Device Coating

Metal Tube Bending

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Point Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The company bends and forms metal tubing, including stainless steel, MP35N, titanium, and several other alloys in diameters from as small 0.004 in. O.D. to as large as 0.25 in. O.D. It has had tube bending capability in its Boulder, CO headquarters facility for some time.

LISTED UNDER: Metal | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

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

Micromachining Workstation

January 9, 2006 6:20 am | Photon Machines | Product Releases | Comments

The Promaster is a compact turn-key micromachining system powered by a patented “ultra-fast” preionized excimer laser with short pulse lengths and flat-beams at 248 nm and other wavelengths.

LISTED UNDER: Machining Centers | Prototyping | Micromachining

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

Operating Room Robotics

November 2, 2005 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Robots are starting to move into the OR. This article presents an overview of how the pioneers in this evolving field are bringing innovative techniques to surgeons. On the cover: The majority of surgical robots are better described as teleoperators.

LISTED UNDER: Other Motors | Actuators | Actuators

Emphasis on Coatings:Processing Considerationsfor Surface Modification Technologies

November 1, 2005 11:32 am | SurModics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Performance, manufacturability, safety, and overall cost are crucial when selecting coating technologies, while ease of application, use of hazardous solvents, cycle time, and scrap rates are key when evaluating a coating’s manufacturing process.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Surface Modification Coatings | Surface Modification

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