Crescent touts video on secondary services

Crescent Industries has a new video out touting its contract assembly and packaging services. Crescent offers a wide range of contract assembly and packaging services. For Crescent, assembly – the process of making various plastic components into subassemblies or complete assemblies – includes: Build custom fixtures to aid in the assembly process Simple to complex assembly operations Some

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

Insights into fastener torque auditing and certification

An improperly torqued screw can mean the difference between passing certification and product failure. A new technical article from Futek outlines the importance of gasket and seal integrity validation, as well as third-party repair certification, and standards compliance and traceability in this fastener validation process. Requirements for tool verification are similar, whether the end product is

When designing medical devices, consider the hands

Heather Thompson and Chris Newmarker Our hands are the emotional and physical link to our environment. They are also the link to our brain. “What I try to tell people is how complicated the hand is,” Bryce Rutter, founder and CEO of Metaphase, told MDO this week at MD&M East in New York. Rutter is

10 companies with interesting technology at BIOMEDevice Boston

Updated May 5, 2017 BIOMEDevice Boston provided an opportunity for over 4,000 engineers and executives and 400 suppliers in New England’s design and manufacturing industry to connect. It annual event is an industry showcase created by UBM in partnership with Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC). The event – which ran May 3–4 at the Boston

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Leica Microsystems launches new technologies to augment surgeon visualization

Leica Microsystems is launching a new generation of augmented reality imaging technologies for surgical microscopes at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting this year in Los Angeles. The augmented reality imaging technologies are designed to supplement microscope views to support surgical decision-making and help teach neurosurgical procedures. Leica Microsystems’ approach to

Freudenberg Medical expands tooling operations in California

Freudenberg Medical, a global developer and manufacturer of medical devices, components and minimally invasive solutions for the medical device industry, announces the expansion of in-house tooling capabilities at our thermoplastic manufacturing lead center in Baldwin Park, Calif. Freudenberg Medical has acquired six specialized tooling machines. The close to half a million dollar investment has expanded

ADM Cleveland: Here are some top medtech manufacturing highlights

Updated March 31, 2017 The inaugural Advanced Design and Manufacturing conference and expo in Cleveland showcased some of the medical device industry’s top design and manufacturing technology over the past week. From manufacturing depression treating machines to dry ice cleaning machines, here are some notable exhibitors from the show. Next >> [Want to stay more on top

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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

Surgical equipment market to double to more than $20 billion

The global surgical equipment market is poised to reach a value of $20.3 billion by 2025, according to a report from Grand View Research. The worldwide market for surgical equipment was $9.9 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% over the next seven years. The study says the rise of minimally invasive procedures is

HOYA Group PENTAX Medical launch HemoStat WideCup

HOYA Group PENTAX Medical has launched HemoStat WideCup, the new bipolar hot hemostasis forceps to achieve easy control of bleeding during endoscopic therapy procedures. The new device will be demonstrated at the JDDW 2016 Congress to be held in Kobe, Japan from November 3 to 6, 2016. Flexible endoscopes are used in minimally invasive treatment procedures

Dutch Mellon Medical unveils major innovation in surgical suture technology: Single-handed suturing using the Switch

Mellon Medical is unveiling a patented ground-breaking global innovation in suturing technology. The company has developed a platform technology for suturing with a single hand. The Switch, a disposable precision-suturing instrument, enables surgeons to suture tubular and layered structures about twice as fast as the conventional technique. The technology is expected to reduce the risk

Minimize dangling tool entanglement with new Gear Keeper heavy-tool retractable tether

Gear Keeper’s new RT3-5605 heavy-tool retractable tether’s ultra low profile keeps tools close to the body when stored while still allowing complete accessibility when in use. The retractor employs a very low 7 oz force to avoid arm strain when extended, but strong enough to keep the line taught to avoid snagging or interference with

Brass Knuckle provides highly advanced facial protection with Vader Combo

If your job leaves you exposed to any kind of wetness or debris being thrown into your face, you need protection—from the sun, from impact, from splash—and even from dangerous, temporarily impaired vision caused by your eye protection fogging up. These combined hazards require a combined solution: the Vader Combo from Brass Knuckle. Vader Combo is

DT Research presents All-in-One Medical-Cart Computers

DT Research, a designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets, announced the DT590 series of All-in-One Medical-Cart Computers, integrating small and inexpensive hot-swappable batteries to facilitate mobility for healthcare applications. The unique design of the DT Research Medical-Cart Computers addresses long-standing challenges with Computers on Wheels (COWs) and workstations on wheels by