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Emphasis on Tooling: Guidelines for Ensuring Quality When Extruding Medical Devices

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

Productivity and profitability are two important goals when working with extrusions. This exclusive report offers advice for producing extrusions that meet dimensional specifications and maintain specified minimum tolerances so that end products can be economically produced.

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion Equipment | Silicone

Variable-Ratio Meter Systems

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

The Servo-Flo 105 variable-ratio meter system is designed for automated, robotic, or manual dispensing applications. This dual servomotor dispensing system allows variable dispense rates and easy adjustment of material ratios without costly mechanical equipment alterations.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone

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
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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

Flexible Magnet Material

August 31, 2005 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Plastalloy material can be magnetized using various magnetization methods including conventional, two-poles each side, multiple-poles, or custom solutions to suit many medical and dental applications.

LISTED UNDER: Alloys

Medical Equipment Design and the Critical Nature of Interconnection

August 15, 2005 7:59 am | Smiths Connectors | Hypertac | Product Releases | Comments

Medical equipment such as patient monitors, scanners, electronic catheters, and therapeutic devices require dependable connectivity and accurate signal transmission.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Cable Assemblies | Wire and Cable

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

August 11, 2005 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

From single- and double-coated foams to films and non-wovens, pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes

LISTED UNDER: Pressure Sensitive

Adhesive Film

August 11, 2005 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

ARcare 90106 is a clear, double-faced film coated on both sides with a high coatweight, hybrid pressure-sensitive adhesive available in roll stock form. It is used in medical applications such as bonding in microfluidic devices or other disposable test formats.

LISTED UNDER: Films
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Polymerized Thin Film Coatings

August 11, 2005 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Contract processing services for thin film coatings and gas plasma surface treatment offer a variety of beneficial features.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Hydrophilic Coating | Device Coating

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

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

Antimicrobial Film

May 31, 2005 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Autotex AM film with Microban antimicrobial product protection is designed for surface applications where inhibiting the growth of microorganisms is essential or desirable.

LISTED UNDER: Films

Molded Rubber Parts

May 3, 2005 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Custom molded rubber parts bonded to metal components for prototype and production applications is a service available from this company. Typical metal and plastic components bonded to rubber include handles and grips, valve assemblies, diaphragms, gear and sprocket assemblies, and mounting devices.

LISTED UNDER: Molded Rubber

What’s Happening With Pumps and Valves

May 3, 2005 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Figure 1. New peristaltic pump roller designs with a convex roller and concave tubing bed allow pumping media containing live cells with much less damage to the cells. The tube is squeezed in the middle first while the edges remain open, so the cells escape shearing or crushing.

LISTED UNDER: Other | Compressor | Diaphragm Pump

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