5 DeviceTalks Boston exhibitors you should know

DeviceTalks Boston is an annual event that allows some of the best minds in medtech to exchange ideas, insights and technologies. The event is hosted by Medical Design & Outsourcing’s sister site MassDevice. Those who attend the event can expect to network with other medtech enthusiasts, attend in-depth interviews with leaders in the industry and

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Raumedic to install IT control systems for Industry 4.0 advancement

Raumedic has announced its new IT-based quality-assurance and production control system that is designed to help raise the quality of standards and efficiency of its production process. The system is set to be installed in all of Raumedic’s production facilities in Germany and the U.S. by 2019. The company recently reached an agreement with the

Why high-speed machining demands a high-end toolholder

In high-speed machining for medical equipment manufacturing, choosing the right toolholder is the key to greater precision, longer tool life and decreased machining costs. Jeff Elliott, for Collis Toolholder As any machinist will tell you, when it comes to precision machining, the importance of a toolholder cannot be overstated. The quality of the toolholder plays

How to efficiently move from 3D printing to injection molding

Designers in medical device and health industries can benefit from integrating 3D printing, machining and injection molding from prototyping to production and even during the post-launch phase of products. Todd Nelson, Proto Labs Using industrial 3D printing for rapid prototyping of parts for new medical devices and other products can mean design risk reduction for

Trumpf is a 2017 Young Adult Employer Champion

Trumpf recently announced that it is among businesses receiving the Pathways to Apprenticeship award as part of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions’s Young Adult Employer Champion award. “We are honored to receive this award recognizing our apprenticeship program,” Trumpf’s training manager Christine Benz said in a news release. “The skills gap is a problem plaguing many manufacturers

MW Industries launches MW Industries Medical Solutions

MW Industries – a maker of springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts and other precision components – today announced the launch of a medtech-focused MW Industries Medical Solutions. MW Industries (Rosemont, Ill.) will be touting its capabilities this week in New York at MD&M East (Booth 721). MW Industries Medical Solutions’s business involves precision metal components

P&F Machining completes expansion

P&F Machining – a custom machining provider for the medical device and other advanced manufacturing industries – recently celebrated the opening of its new 54,400-square-foot facility in Otsego, Minn. The new building became operational in February, according to P&F Machining President Dan Pawlak. The project cost $6.7 million and brought 40 jobs into Otsego from P&F’s previous

Qioptiq introduces new UV Linos lens

Qioptiq – an Excelitas Technologies company delivering innovative optical and photonic solutions – has introduced its new telecentric UV Linos 70 mm F-theta-ronar lenses for 340–360 nm. The latest edition to the popular Linos product line delivers increased scan field and small spot size for laser material processing industry. It features a bigger scan field

Micron Solutions boosts revenues, narrows losses in Q1

Precision medical device components maker Micron Solutions reported improvements with its finances during the first three months of 2017–even as it faced challenges related to validation requirements. “We have made several improvements in quality systems, capacity and our ability to meet customer requirements. We believe we have laid a solid foundation for further improvement and

Synova opens new micro-machining center in New Jersey

Synova, a manufacturer of high-precision laser cutting systems, announced April 10 that it has relocated its North American Micro-Machining Center (MMC) operations to Secaucus, N.J. The MMC offers laser machining services such as application trials, single and recurring cutting jobs and machine demonstrations. The new MMC will house two Laser MicroJet systems, the new 5-axis

How Norman Noble is furthering medical device manufacturing

Norman Noble (Highland Heights, Ohio) continues to innovate in the medical device manufacturing space through capabilities including its Noble SynchroFlash Machining and Noble STEALTH (System To Enable Ablation Laser Technology Haz-free). Norman Noble’s SynchroFlash Machining uses Swiss turning and milling with laser machining. It provides cost savings with faster production times and a better quality

IntelLiDrive tilt-yaw rotary system has high-speed capabilities

The Tilt-Yaw rotary system from IntelLiDrives integrates a two-axes rotary assembly to provide high-speed micro-machining capabilities for 3D part geometries. This precision-aligned system has accurate positioning for hemispherical surfaces. It is also used for general testing, purpose pointing, scaling and tracking applications for small options, antennae and other sensors. The system features high performance rotary

What applications are best suited for electropolishing?

Matt Van Acker/Account Manager/Able Electropolishing Medical device manufacturing is highly regulated and so requires the utmost attention to sanitation, safety and biocompatibility. Devices, regardless of whether intended for internal or external use, must be clean, defect-free and burr-free; meet stringent demands from a variety of regulators such as the FDA; and successfully pass biocompatibility testing. A

Asaclean touting its industrial machinery purging products

Asaclean (Parsippany, N.J.)—maker of a purging compound for thermoplastic injection molders and extruders—will at Plastec West, Feb. 7–9 in Anaheim, Calif. (Booth #3831), to show off its portfolio of purging products for industrial machinery. Asaclean boasts that its portfolio of mechanical, chemical and hybrid purging grades is a product suite whose broadness reflects the wide range of

Why ultrafast laser systems are a unique manufacturing tool

Femtosecond and picosecond laser systems provide minimal heat input and high-quality machining in the medical device manufacturing space and elsewhere. Geoff Shannon, Amada-Miyachi America Ultrafast or ultra-short pulse lasers offer unique material processing possibilities, because the laser’s pulse duration is less than the target material’s conduction time. Essentially this means that cold machining of parts