The idea has been thought up, the "napkin sketch" has been made, and the project is ready to move forward. So what's the first "real" step in the design process? This was the question for the participants in this month's Perspectives feature.
Electronic components used in medical devices can often experience much shorter lifecycles than the products in which they are used. With the additional challenges that come from replacing a part in a finished device, it is best to be as prepared for this inevitable process as possible.
Microwelding provides the medical device industry with yet another manufacturing solution option that enables OEMs to achieve further miniaturization of their products. It can be an ideal alternative to additive joining processes for a number of reasons.
The assembly industry is vast in its scope and incorporates many independent disciplines for device manufacture. A primary segment of the assembly process that is naturally designated for automation is dispensing.
Adhesive technology is critical to many aspects of medical device technology, from securing components within a finished device to adhering wound care products or electrical pads directly to a patient's skin.
Establishing clear and efficient communication as part of the design transfer process can be a key component to decreasing the time it takes to bring a product to market.
A breakthrough technology uses CAD functionality to convert CT and MRI scans into individualized, minimally invasive articular replacement systems. The end result, customizable orthopedic implants, could become much more commonplace for patients who require this type of treatment.
Dornier MedTech, a pioneer and market leader in the urology market, selected Victrex APTIV film, made with Victrex Peek polymer, for the marking labels on reusable light conductors in its high-quality solid-state lasers.
The use of sensors in medical devices has been increasing and will continue to do so with newer technologies. As such, learning more about the specifics of these components is essential for designers to be successful and provide the greatest array of capabilities in their products.
Medical device manufacturers are coming to realize the potential advantages of three technologies traditionally used in the semiconductor industry. Micro photolithography, thin-film processing, and electroforming are all processes that can offer unique solutions for medical devices.
Orthopedic technologies are dominated by metal materials in the fabrication of implants and other devices used in this sector. However, increasingly, advanced, high-performance plastics are enabling enhancements with regard to safety and functionality.
Virtual reality simulators are often associated more with entertainment or video game technology than something that would serve a true medical benefit; however, that’s not proving to be the case when it comes to using simulators with medical devices.
The Project: Find an ERP software solution that will enhance operational efficiency while also reducing costs. The Solution: Syspro’s integrated ERP/CRM offering provides a robust package that satisfies the requirements while also helping to facilitate regulatory compliance.
This presentationthe follow-up to an article that appeared in the May issuereviews the physical characteristics of the materials used when designing and manufacturing a combination product.
Device companies are always seeking new methods with which to save time and money in the design and manufacturing processes.
By adding robotics to the production line, a company can turbocharge its product quality, reliability, and speed to market. This article will focus on what characteristics should be examined when considering a robotic solution for various tasks.
Whether it’s to improve the dexterity of video gamers or the motor functions of stroke survivors, the Xtensor device was designed to accommodate the upper-extremity therapeutic needs of virtually everyone. When Clinically Fit Inc.
Danaher Motion introduces Linear Motioneering—a powerful web-based linear motion system sizing and selection tool that enables OEM and factory automation users to optimize machine design and operation in five simple steps.
In terms of options, services, and offerings, many adhesive converters may appear to be very much alike, making it difficult for companies to select the right one for their specific application.
With healthcare needs on the rise, medical OEMs are turning to plastics to create safer, more innovative products, and to minimize business costs. As such, Eastman Chemical Company’s Eastar Copolyester MB002 was selected for the redesign of Artegraft Inc.’s 21-in.
Major advances in cardiac surgical procedures continue to make headlines as new products are developed that are less invasive, easier to use, and produce more effective patient outcomes.
With patents beginning to expire for brand name medical device products, competition will have the opportunity to emerge in the form of generic alternatives.
Quality inspection of parts and components used in the manufacture of medical devices is of utmost importance. Therefore, finding which inspection solution works best for a particular part geometry is equally important.
Designing and manufacturing medical devices are complicated tasks and should be the main focus for the companies doing it. Therefore, when forming a team upon which to rely for ancillary componentssuch as the device packagingthey need to ensure they partner with a reliable company.