Trumpf touts laser technology at MD&M West 2018

Trumpf showcased a number of its laser cutting, welding and marking technologies designed for medical device manufacturing at MD&M West this year. The technology it showcased included the TruMicro Mark 2000 in a TruMark Station 5000. TruMicro Mark 2000 is a full featured ultrashort pulse laser marking station. The laser’s ultrashort pulses allow for cold processing, which

Steve Maxson joins Fermatex as VP of marketing and sales

Fermatex Vascular Technologies (formerly Gore-Jersey Shore and Adam Spence Corporation) recently announced that Steve Maxson has joined the company as VP of marketing and sales. “I’m very pleased to have Steve join the Fermatex team at this exciting time of transition and growth. His technical experience and commitment to responsive service will ensure that we remain

Trumpf touts newest laser technology at Photonics West

Trumpf is touting its TruMicro 5370 and TruMicro 7380, Dira 200-5 and a TruLaser Station 5005 with a TruMicro 2030 laser system Photonics West in San Francisco, Calif. at booth #817. The company’s short and ultra-short pulsed TruMicro 5370 and 7380 lasers are designed for micro-processing. They are used in standard processing methods like cutting, drilling,

GlobTek touts EAC-certified off-the-shelf power supplies for medical, other applications

GlobTek is touting the wide variety of EAC-certified power supplies that it is offering for applications including medical, information technology equipment, household and more. A full list is available on the Northvale, N.J.–based company’s website.  EAC certification, formerly known as the Russian GOST-R certification, implements a new logo (EAC mark)  – and involves the implementation

Tobias Kuehnle named managing director of Trumpf Canada

Tobias Kuehnle will become the managing director of Trumpf Canada, effective April 1. Kuehnle succeeds Stefan Fickenscher, who became the sales director of the machine tool division in the U.S. at Trumpf starting on Jan. 1.  Fickenscher will be interim managing director of Trumpf Canada until Kuehnle takes over. Kuehnle joined Trumpf in 2006, starting out in

Murata Electronics touts Nordic-based BLE module for IoT solutions

Murata Electronics recently announced the release of MBN52832 – a Bluetooth Low Energy/NFC module that the company says enables ultra-low power connectivity for data communication. The miniaturized MBN52832 device consists of Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52832 IC, a 32 MHz crystal for timing and an on-board antenna – packaged into a small form factor. The device also includes

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA expands with in-house tensile tests

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently announced that it has added another type of mechanical testing to its in-house repertoire: tensile testing. Tensile tests are essential in determining and understanding the ultimate strengths of materials. Solar Atmospheres has traditionally outsourced all tensile testing through locally accredited independent laboratories, but shipping and transportation of test specimens could

OKW announces new size and stations for its Body-Case wearable enclosures

OKW has added a new size M and two stations to its Body-Case range of fully wearable device enclosures. Smart and comfortable Body-Case is designed for a wide range of wearable electronics applications including tracking and monitoring; emergency call and notification; and bio-feedback sensors for healthcare, wellness and sports fitness. It can also be used

How Model Solution is enabling development of canine prosthetics

The Echo prosthetic leg is specifically designed to improves a dog’s mobility and balance, giving them a second chance at life while reducing pressure on his body and avoiding potential spinal issues. Model Solution (Milpitas, Calif.) assisted Shubham Harish, a student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, in developing the design for the canine

Fluid Metering has new STF1-9 valveless 400 µl dispensing pump

Fluid Metering Inc.(FMI) is touting its new 400 µl Dispensing Pump, which it says is ideal for medical, analytical and biotech instrumentation. Having the identical compact design dimensions as their STH & STF OEM Pump lines, the STF1-9 expands dispense and metering capabilities of previous STH designs by 100% while maintaining 0.5% precision, according to

Scapa Healthcare introducing new ultra-flexible silicone gel adhesive

Scapa Healthcare – maker of skin-friendly adhesives – will introduce its new ultra-flexible Scapa Soft-Pro Silicone Gel 6058 at the 2017 Medica Trade Fair, Nov. 13–16 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Silicone Gel 6058 is the most flexible silicone in Scapa’s product portfolio, according to the Windsor, Conn.–based company. It is conformable and contours to challenging anatomical

Laird touts liquid cooling systems for medical imaging equipment

Laird is touting its custom, self-contained liquid cooling systems (LCS) that provide precise temperature control in medical imaging equipment like CT scanners, PET scanners and MRI scanners. Liquid cooling systems provide a high coefficient of performance (COP) that ensures efficient, low power operation to maximize uptime and optimize the performance of medical imaging equipment, according to

MINMAX announces new DC/DC converters

MINMAX has announced its new MKW015M and MKW020M families of IEC/EN/ES 60601-1 Type BF approved medical DC/DC converters offering 15W and 20W of single/dual output power in the industry standard 1-by-2 inch footprint. Each of the MKW15M and MKW20M consist of 21 models offering input ranges of 9~18, 18~36, 36~75Vin and outputs of 5, 5.1,

Sager Electronics announces open frame power supplies availability

Sager Electronics, a North American distributor of interconnect, electromechanical and power components and provider of value-add solutions, has announced that it is now stocking TRACO Power’s TPP 15 and TPP 30 AC/DC power supply series. These 15 and 30 Watt AC/DC power supplies feature a reinforced double I/O isolation system according to latest medical safety

Solar Atmospheres announces expansion of scope at South Carolina facility

Solar Atmospheres has announced the expansion of its current scope of Boeing approval at its Greenville, S.C. facility to include the processing of precipitation hardening, corrosion resistant and maraging steel parts to the requirements of Aerospace Material Specification AMS 2759/3.  The Greenville facility now has an approved scope of processing for Boeing that includes the