Interface Catheter Solutions unveils an automated balloon inspection system

Interface Catheter Solutions recently announced that its new Auto-i 360 balloon visual and dimensional inspection system upgrades significantly reduce cycle times. Interface completed recent Gage R&R (repeatability and reproducibility) analyses of the Auto-i 360. Results show that the system is accurate, consistent and reliable for balloon inspection processes. Furthermore, the Auto-i 360 significantly reduces inspector-to-inspector

Zeus expands PTFE profiles for Medical Applications

Zeus Aeos ePTFE products are made by expanding extruded PTFE, under controlled conditions, during the manufacturing process. This process alters the physical properties of the product by creating microscopic pores in the structure of the material. The resulting product is imparted with unique physical properties that make it ideal for use in a host of

Anatomy of the Direct Metal Printing Process

Direct Metal Printing uses additive manufacturing technology. In the machine, a high-precision laser is directed to metal powder particles in order to selectively build up thin subsequent horizontal metal layers. The metal powder particles pinpointed by the laser quickly and fully melt so that the new material properly attaches to the previous layer, without glue

Teleflex Medical OEM expands production capacity for bioresorbable sutures, fibers, and resins

Teleflex Medical OEM announced a significant expansion of its manufacturing infrastructure and production capabilities for bioresorbable sutures, fibers, and resins. The multi-million dollar investment at the Mansfield, Massachusetts facility includes expanded production and clean room areas, a new customer support center, and additional areas for research and development activities. “The Mansfield expansion exemplifies our commitment

Spun PTFE make a fabric for filters, covering stents, and more

Zeus Bioweb is a material produced by electrospinning PTFE into polymeric fibers with extremely small thicknesses that range from nano- to microscale. These electrospun fibers form materials producing a broad range of fiber and fabric properties. Electrospun membrane products and covering are suitable for medical and industrial applications, including specialty filtration media and coverings for

Miniature Fairloc bellows couplings for medical applications

Designatronics, a distributor of comprehensive mechanical solutions for critical motion control applications is pleased to introduce a new line of couplings. Sterling Instrument’s Miniature Fairloc bellows couplings are zero backlash, easy to install, and corrects for angular and parallel axis misalignment. Readily repositioned, the miniature couplings dampen vibration and noise making them a well suited

Branson helps Invisible Sentinel launch significant food safety testing device

In 2006, Invisible Sentinel began development of a device that would detect food-borne pathogens at the molecular level. Such molecular-level detection typically requires a laboratory and expensive equipment, not very practical for food processors striving to meet strict government food-safety standards. When in development, the Veriflow device showed it could provide molecular-level detection of pathogens

Smalley introduces low profile retaining rings

Retaining Rings for Shallow Groove Depths Smalley’s Hoopster Retaining Rings offer an innovative way to retain mechanical components when space is a problem. Hoopsters have a minimal radial projection and a shallow groove depth. Hoopsters are available from .375″ to 3″ or 10 mm to 73 mm in both carbon and 302 stainless steel. The

Webinar from METTLER TOLEDO on data integrity

Mettler-Toledo announced an upcoming webinar entitled “The Importance of Data Integrity in a GXP Regulated Laboratory,” featuring independent consultant Bob McDowall as guest presenter. Data integrity is a critical component of pharmaceutical product quality and the information submitted to regulatory agencies. However, in recent years an increasing number of inspections have revealed incomplete data, the

New PVC reduces stress cracking

A breakthrough in PVC technology now makes it possible for rigid PVC to replace polycarbonate (PC) in clear medical components such as connectors and check valves, obtaining comparable strength and clarity while reducing or eliminating the stress cracking that often occurs in PC at the interface with flexible PVC components such as tubing. Teknor Apex