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

CareFusion expands Alaris warning

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency issued a 2nd warning for CareFusion‘s Alaris drug pump after the company discovered that the Alaris pumps with broken springs in the plunger assembly could accidentally release a single dose of medication. The U.K. watchdog 1st warned customers in December last year that the pump could release a dose

MD&M West 2017: 7 medical device industry supplier innovations

Updated Feb. 10, 2017 More than 20,000 engineers and executives headed to Anaheim, California, over the past week for MD&M West—which its creator UBM bills as the world’s largest annual medical device manufacturing event. The event boasts a multitude of medical device–related products and services, ranging from co-extrusion to metal cleaning fluids. Here are 7 of the

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Another warning for CareFusion’s Alaris drug pump

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency issued a warning today for Carefusion‘s Alaris syringe drug pumps. The U.K. watchdog said that Alaris pumps with broken springs in the plunger assembly could accidentally release a single dose of medication if the pump also uses non-recommended syringes. “This problem comes about through a combination of using

Trelleborg provides springs for medical device industry

At 2016 MD&M East, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions demonstrates its advancements in spring technology for medical devices with a comprehensive range of springs including wave, compression, wire-formed. These components are custom-designed to meet demanding design challenges in medical devices. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions can deliver springs for virtually any medical device application such as insulin pumps, pen

SPIROL introduces 316 stainless steel coiled spring pins

SPIROL International Corporation is pleased to introduce a line of 316 stainless steel Coiled Spring Pins designed for applications used in highly corrosive environments. Easily recognized by its unique 2¼-coil cross-section, Coiled Spring Pins are self-retaining pins that compress when installed into the host component. They are the only pins with uniform strength and flexibility

Springs Help Doctors “See” During Spinal Surgery

A manufacturer of surgical instruments is using simple, canted coil springs to give doctors new insight into critical spinal procedures. Massachusetts-based Life Instruments Corp. designed springs into its Radiolucent Cervical Retractor. According to company president and CEO Larry Foley, the springs act as “markers” under x-ray, and allow for the integration of new polymer retractor

Lee Spring introduces LeeP™ Plastic Composite Springs

Brooklyn, NY — Lee Spring introduces LeeP™ Plastic Composite Springs, a revolutionary breakthrough in spring technology. LeeP is Lee Spring’s answer to increased customer requests for springs that combine the strength of metal with the special attributes of high performing engineered thermoplastics. After years of extensive engineering design and materials research by their expert technical

Bal Seal's Canted Coil™ Spring Technology

Medical device engineers are evaluating the use of tiny springs to improve the performance of implantable devices that act like joints in the human body. The springs, manufactured by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., have been incorporated into the conceptual design of a ball-and-socket type carpometacarpal (CMC) device used to replace diseased or arthritic joints and

High Performance “Machined” Springs

SANTA MARIA, CA., — “Machined” springs from Helical Products Co. combine the elastic properties of materials such as high strength steels, aluminum and titanium with a curved beam helix (HELI-CAL® Flexure) to provide precise deflection rates for compression, extension, torsion, lateral bending and lateral translation spring functions. Applications range from deep space instrumentation to medical