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Fabricating Components . . . Rapidly

October 10, 2006 6:15 am | Comments

Medical device manufacturers require device components to be produced quickly to ensure their products are available to the marketplace as soon as possible. However, quality cannot be sacrificed in this effort. Rapid prototype tooling is a unique option that satisfies both of these two criteria.

Measuring Up Lean: The Journey Towards Operational Excellence

October 10, 2006 6:06 am | Comments

Lean manufacturing is commonly associated with automotive manufacturers but medical device makers are rapidly discovering the advantages of using it in their marketplace.


ISO 9001:2000 Certification

October 10, 2006 5:48 am | Comments

Thomas Engineering Company’s Quality Management System has been certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2000. Bureau Veritas Certification (NA) has been chosen as the company’s partner in this process.


Metric Custom Mechanical Components

October 9, 2006 12:31 pm | Comments

The Misumi website features enhanced product search capability. Parts can be searched by part number prefix(type), part categories as presented in the 2006 Metric Custom Mechanical Components catalog, and by part families.

Optomechanical Instrument Register

October 9, 2006 12:31 pm | Comments

The Optomechanical Instrument Register is an information database for Optmechanical Instruments (scientific, medical, technical, and others) with text descriptions and functional illustrations, as well as industrial products.


Online Seminars

October 9, 2006 12:31 pm | Comments

Makino offers free, easy-to-view online seminars that focus on cutting edge machining techniques and processes such as machining Compacted Graphite Iron, titanium, large molds and lean cellular automation.

Tools and Downloads

October 9, 2006 12:31 pm | Comments

Bosch Rexroth Corp. has developed a “Tools and Downloads” website with downloadable CAD files, calculators, configurators, literature, software, and more to help engineers save time in their design work.

Flowmeter Technology Selection Chart

October 9, 2006 12:31 pm | Comments

On its website, Universal Flow Monitors Inc. provides a chart that enables site visitors to select the appropriate flowmeter technology for the type of fluid they are using. The flowmeter technology selection chart shows the technology that provides best value in a typical application of a fluid.


“Off-Road” Rehab Wheelchairs Now a Stable Ride

October 9, 2006 12:31 pm | Comments

Technology might finally be keeping pace with rehab patients whose spirits and energy require a sturdier wheelchair to explore the world and enjoy the outdoors, beyond the confines of a smooth hospital hallway.


Metal Helps Give Patients Sweet Dreams

October 9, 2006 12:31 pm | Comments

When Airway Management Inc. wanted to improve its flagship product, the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP)—a device for people who suffer from sleep apnea and snoring—it turned to Smith Metal Products for Metal Injection Molding (MIM) and BASF's Catamold feedstock.

Surface Mount Resistors

October 9, 2006 12:30 pm | Comments

Providing design engineers with a thermally efficient high current resistor in a surface mount package, this non-inductive power resistor is rated up to 20 W. Designated the SMHP Series, the resistor is housed in a small, thin TO-263 package suitable for high density PCB installation.

Power Switcher

October 9, 2006 12:30 pm | Comments

A line of compact, triple-output 50 W switching power supplies are suitable for medical electronics.

Ultrasonic Sensor

October 9, 2006 12:29 pm | Comments

The Virtu 30 is an ultrasonic sensor available in a 30-mm barrel body style that breaks new ground for the cost-conscious customer. These compact sensors solve a greater number of applications with an increased sensing distance of 39 in.

Particle Removal System

October 9, 2006 12:09 pm | Comments

This particle removal system is offered to mold houses, contract manufacturers, or any company that needs to clean components either before delivery or before assembly of finished product.

Connectors (3403)

October 9, 2006 12:09 pm | Comments

The PowerMod HP “B” series connector family features touch-safe female housings, cable strain relief, and integral positive latches. These safety features, combined with the ease of connector assembly, establish a new standard for cost effective high power connectors.


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