Raumedic showing off tiny tubing, multilayer tubing at MD&M West

As a polymer component system provider for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, Raumedic will be exhibiting at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, Califoria in February. The company will be demonstrating its ability to implement customer ideas in products that expertly combine functionality and cost-effectiveness. This year, the themes guiding Raumedic’s presence at MDM

SunTech’s Oscar 2 ABPM features patient diary app

The next-generation Oscar 2 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system from SunTech Medical is meant to further increase efficacies for general practitioners, clinicians, cardiologists and pharmaceutical researchers. The new SunTech Oscar 2 is now available with the True24 ABPM Patient Diary mobile app, which links to the Oscar 2 via Bluetooth. The True24 app provides

Vention Medical expands PEEK extrusion offerings online

Vention Medical has expanded its extrusion offerings to their online store, offering 25 new and different configurations of PEEK extrusion tubing. It offers 30 different sizes of extrusion tubing, with PEEK’s extrusion sizes ranging from 0.5 FR to 13 FR, an OD of 0.051 mm to 4.267 mm and wall thickness ranging from 0.424 mm

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

CES 2017: Medical technologies you need to know

Danielle Kirsh, MDO Assistant Editor Updated Jan. 6, 2017 The year’s biggest tech event—the annual Consumer Electronics Show—has been about eye-popping television displays, driverless cars, wireless audio and, of course, a host of wearables and other mobile health devices. Some of the claims should be taken with a grain of salt. (Anyone ever heard of

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Boston Sci giving lift to new erectile dysfunction device

Want to put some lead in your pencil? Try nitinol instead. The wonder metal—a nickel-titanium alloy with heat-activated shape memory—has proved essential for Wisconsin and Illinois researchers building what British tabloids are calling a “bionic penis.” Chuckles aside, the proposed implant has enough potential advantages over existing erectile dysfunction treatment implants that Boston Scientific officials

Guill releases new layer extrusion tooling

Guill has released the latest generation of its Series 800, the 2-to-6 layer extrusion tooling that is designed to produce the highest quality, highest material-efficient 1/8 in. to 6 in. OD tubing for automotive, medical, appliance and industrial applications. The redesigned Series 800 produces flawlessly smooth extrusion and layer definition of Fluropolymer and other materials for

How Proto Labs is helping the blind to see—with their tongues

Injection-molded polycarbonate parts from Proto Labs played a significant role when it came to Middleton, Wis.–based Wicab ramping up production of its BrainPort “oral electronic vision device.” The BrainPort V100 received FDA de novo marketing approval last year for use among the profoundly blind. It uses a small headset-mounted video camera to capture visual information. The

WilMarc Medical answers health care industry call to abolish toxic chemicals in devices

WilMarc Medical, a premier U.S. manufacturer of PVC-free and DEHP-free fittings, tubing and filters for anesthesia and other medical devices, announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Fort Collins, Colo. With this expansion, the company intends to provide employment to a larger number of people and boost the local economy. What makes the

What are the key considerations for choosing a tubing compound?

Peter M. Galland/Vinyl Division Industry Manager/Ross Van Royen/TPE Division Senior Market Manager/Teknor Apex Company Medical tubing manufacturers have a variety of compound options, ranging from flexible plastics to TPEs to natural and synthetic rubbers. The most widely used material by far is PVC, which for decades has been employed in numerous types of tubing. More

What are the best applications for ultra-thin-wall heat-shrink tubing?

Mark A. Saab/Chief Technology Officer/Vention Medical Ultra-thin-wall, medical-grade heat-shrink tubing is used in a variety of catheters and minimally invasive medical devices. Polyester (PET) heat-shrink tubing stands out from other heat-shrink tubing due to its ultra-thin walls, high strength and insulative properties. It is 10 to 100 times thinner than other heat-shrink tubing and more

TRUMPF opens technology and laser center in Silicon Valley

Laser system manufacturer TRUMPF has opened a new technology and laser center in Santa Clara, Calif. Its location in Silicon Valley puts the laboratory close to key customers and partners from a wide range of industries, in particular companies from the consumer electronics and e-mobility sectors. “Our new application laboratory for laser processing, micro applications

What is co-extrusion tubing?

Tom Moore/Technical Sales Manager/Raumedic Inc.  Co-extrusion presses two or more materials through a single die, resulting in one piece. It requires two or more extruders, each providing a pre-measured quantity of molten plastics for the end product. Co-extruded tubing serves many purposes in the medical market, particularly with medical devices. Co-extruded tubes can contain internally hardened tubes

TE Connectivity’s new two position positive lock housings for RF series relays

TE Connectivity introduces two-position housings for use with our Positive Lock Mark I receptacle terminals and our SCHRACK RF series relays. These housings provide insulation, allow the user to make two connections to the relay in one easy step, improve ergonomics, and it can accommodate low insertion force, high retention force Positive Lock receptacles. RF

Diba Industries helps KNF-Flodos eliminate leaks in Simdos 02 liquid pump

Fluidics design expert Diba Industries helped pump manufacturer KNF-Flodos eliminate leaks and launch its Simdos 02 diaphragm liquid pump. KNF manufactures a range of liquid and gas pumps, primarily for medical devices, laboratories and ink-jet printing. The Simdos 02 liquid pump was designed to handle hazardous acids and organic solvents in the laboratory environment. During