The exhibition will cover all areas of the medical plastics supply chain – including design and prototyping, materials, clean room machinery (extrusion and injection moulding), process control and sensing, mould making and temperature control, end of line/assembly, regulation and contract manufacturing. Go to http://www.mediplasuk.com/index.html for more info.
MEDevice San Diego is a unique, intimate event dedicated to education and networking for medical device professionals. This year’s highlights include: the Design and Manufacture of Implantable Devices Conference; the Evolution of Advanced IVDs Conference, a co-located forum for the IVD market; the MEDevice Supplier Showcase, featuring the industry’s leading suppliers. Go to http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/medevice12/ for more info.
MedTech Polymers 2012 offers sessions from leading device innovators; new resources from polymer suppliers and a chance to build important business relationships with key players in the industry. Go to http://www.conference-websites.co.uk/ for info.
Over 1,100 exhibitors from the metalworking industry will display their products and productivity solutions at McCormick Place in Chicago covering 1.2 million net square foot of show floor. Leading manufacturers will display their equipment in product category pavilions: metal Cutting: contains everything from machining centers and assembly automation to flexible manufacturing systems and lathes; tooling & Workholding Systems: features jigs, fixtures, cutting tools of all types and related accessories; metal Forming & Fabricating/Laser Processes: home to waterjet, plasma-arc and laser systems, welding equipment, heat treating and more; other pavilions at IMTS include Abrasive Machining /Sawing/Finishing; Controls & CAD –CAM; EDM; Gear Generation; Industrial Automation North America; Machine Components/ Cleaning/ Environmental and Quality Assurance. Go to http://www.imts.com/show/info.html for more info.
Learn how hospitals and health-care organizations are utilizing real-time location system (RTLS) and RFID technologies to: realize greater efficiencies out of existing resources; interface with existing hospital-information systems; decrease the incidence of lost or stolen equipment; facilitate change management; drive user adoption and develop business standards; reduce errors by tracking medical devices; increase patient monitoring and safety; improve staff, patient and asset workflow; and so much more! Go to http://www.rfidjournalevents.com/healthcare/ for more info.
The goal of the conference is to: Learn how companies are utilizing innovative 3D measurement technology into current workflows to reduce costs, speed up processes, and improve time to market; discover techniques for ATOS 3D scanning, TRITOP digital photogrammetry, inspection, reverse engineering, and automation; collaborate with industry professionals and gain insight to help improve various applications; see upcoming developments and enhancements from Capture 3D and GOM; receive technical advice and support from Capture 3D, GOM, and attendees; provide feedback on desired functionality and other areas of importance to you; network with people who share similar responsibilities and goals; interact in our hands-on 3D Solutions Expo displaying a series of live labs and solutions experts. Go to http://www.capture3d.com/3Dconference/2012.html for more info.
Hear about metrology systems such as: traditional CMM's, articulating arms, electronic theodolites, laser systems, photogrammetry, and videogrammetry. The society assembles for the use, development and advancement of any measurement system or software that produces or uses three-dimensional coordinate data. Go to http://www.cmsc.org/ for more info.
Inside: “How Low Can You Go?” Read about low power design options from the Microcontroller Solutions Group at Freescale. Shared are embedded design techniques that can lead to a significant extension of the usable lifetime of a product. An emphasis on Molding can be found in Medical Murray Inc.’s “Injection Molding Small Complex Bioabsorbable Implants;” Phillips Plastics’ “Conformal Cooling Using DMLS;” and Proto Labs’ “Living in the Material World.”
Inside: “Pinch It: Contamination-Free Fluid Management Using Pinch Valves” Read about transferring fluids in healthcare applications with no contamination from outside surfaces via a pinching mechanism from Bimba Manufacturing. Also, extrusion by balloon tubing can be found inside, as well as self-lubricated polyisoprene. Shared are professional’s opinions on battling HAIs and orthopedics. In addition, check out the selection of products.
Inside: Read about medical device coatings in “Hydrophilic Environments may Promote Easier Device Delivery,” about hydrophilic coatings on device delivery from DSM Biomedical; and “Practical Challenges for Medical Device Coatings” about sterilization methods, shelf life, and aging impacts on coatings from Biocoat Inc. Shared are professionals’ opinions on design challenges, diagnostics, and testing and inspection.
Inside: Read about laser micromachining in “Laser Micromachining for Manufacturing of Medical Implants,” about the advancement of medical implants, minimally invasive procedures, and biocompatible materials due to laser micromachining technology from Resonetics LLC. Shared are professionals’ opinions on prototyping, materials, and portable medical.
MDT and ECN present the 2012 Medical Electronics Resource Guide. Inside: Find a list of products with contact information for numerous companies. Categories include: boards and modules; electromechanical and mechanical devices; integrated circuits; optoelectronics and displays; packaging and interconnects; passive and discrete components; power sources; sensors; test and measurement; and wireless system components.
Download this whitepaper on choosing an embedded OS for medical devices where reliability, recovery and safety are critical differentiators. It provides a high-level list of requirements that device manufacturers can use to evaluate OSs considerations.
Inside:Read about handling many tasks in the product development process in “An Outside Perspective: Joining Forces to Bring New Technology to Market,” from Stratos Product Development. Shared are professionals’ opinions on miniaturization, implantable devices, and machining. Additionally, read about motion control, connectors, pumps, and test, measurement, and sensing.
Whitepaper: Challenges and opportunities for the medical device industry: Meeting the new IEC 62304 standardOctober 26, 2011 12:25 pm | by IBM White Papers
This paper explains what IEC 62304 compliance means for manufacturers. It also describes the larger context of systems and software engineering best practices at work in many of today’s most successful companies.