GW Plastic wins Vermont Business Growth Award and workforce development grants

GW Plastics recently announced that it has won the 2018 Vermont Business Growth Award, as well as two workforce development training grants. The annual Vermont Business Growth Award is presented by the Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank and acknowledges the top Vermont businesses that have had the greatest growth over the last five years. This

Syneo receives patent in China

Syneo recently received a patent in China for its Servo Electric Press Two-Stage Force technology. The patent gives the company the rights to use its two-stage force measuring system in manual electric press and automatic electric press (press-fit) machine applications. The patent protects the company’s technology that is featured in the two-stage force measuring system

What you need to know about medical device packaging

A recent study about recalls of foot and ankle implants included a portion that likely drew less attention than the headline. Some of these implants were recalled because they arrived at the hospital in an unsterile condition, and the authors said faulty packaging may have been the cause. Poor packaging can cause a host of

Sotera Health acquires Gibraltar Laboratories

Sotera Health (Broadview Heights, Ohio) has acquired New Jersey-based Gibraltar Laboratories to expand the analytical testing capabilities of the company’s Nelson Labs business. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Gibraltar Laboratories (Fairfield, N.J.) has been owned and operated by the Prince family since 1970 and has two laboratories in the New Jersey

Wabash MPI touts Genesis and Vantage series transfer molding press literature

Wabash MPI (Wabash, Ind.) is touting new literature about the Genesis and Vantage series transfer molding presses that gives the standard and optional features available for the presses. The presses range from 30- to 350-ton capacities and an included chart shows the complete line of Genesis and Vantage Series presses with specifications for each model,

Spectralytics invites customers to ‘camp out’ at new development center

Spectralytics has completed a dedicated product development center in Maple Plain, Minn. to speed delivery of prototypes to customers and free up the production lines in its other facilities. Spectralytics’ two existing plants in Dassel, Minn., 55 miles west of the Twin Cities, offer laser cutting, welding, drilling, ablation, marking, electropolishing, assembly, and engineering services

Laird touts SuperCool thermoelectric assembly series

Laird is touting its high performance SuperCool thermoelectric assembly series that is designed for indoor lab environments. The new series offers higher cooling performance per unit volume than other systems. It features a unique hot side air heat sink design that dissipates heat. It uses optimized thermoelectric modules with high performance heat sink and fan

Adam Spence, Microspec partner for multi-durometer braid reinforced catheter shafts

Adam Spence and Microspec  recently forged a partnership that allows Adam Spence to offer reinforced catheter shafts that feature Microspec’s multi-durometer extrusions. “This partnership between Adam Spence and Microspec is the coming together of two pioneering innovators in extrusion technology and braid-reinforced catheter solutions. It bodes well for customers seeking to enhance performance while lower(ing) costs,”

Raumedic grows employee count to 800

Raumedic (Helmbrechts, Germany) recently announced that it has hired 800 employees with its latest new hire, Thomas Schlesier. Schlesier will serve as an application engineer at the company’s headquarters in the systems business unit. He is scheduled to start in August and will contribute to theoretical knowledge and practice experience in polymer processing. Raumedic had

Millstone Medical appoints new chief information officer

Millstone Medical (Fall River, Mass.) recently announced that it has appointed Khrishna Mangal to its leadership team as chief information officer. Mangal has more than two decades of senior IT, supply chain and shared services operations experience. He most recently served as a consultant for Paragon Medical where he was responsible for the implementation of the

Tamarack’s GlideWear helps kids with painful skin condition

A company that makes ultra-low-friction fabric for people with burn injuries, amputations and pressure sores has launched a clothing line for children with a painful skin condition. Known as “butterfly children,” these patients have epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a rare genetic disorder in which their bodies do not produce a protein that would enable the skin

Syneo expands medical device contract services capabilities

Syneo recently announced that it has completed the expansion of its contract services lab in its Angleton, Texas facility. The expansion increases the company’s quick-turn material processing capabilities of its contract services division while increasing the range of material processing services offerings. Some of the services include cut-to-length services, hole-making, slitting, tipping, grinding and laser-based

Advanced Thermal Solutions expands heat pipe line

Advanced Thermal Solutions announced that it is expanding its line of high-performance, off-the-shelf, flat and round heat pipes. ATS heat pipes are used in thermal management of electronics . The company’s high-performance copper heat pipes with grooved or sintered, copper powder wick structures are specifically used for cooling a number of applications in the medical,

Heimatec launches AMF marking and cleaning tools in U.S.

Heimatec recently announced that it has launched its European partner Andreas Maier’s brand of marking and cleaning tools in the U.S. “This development brings additional products to our current customers and responds to the market needs for quality marking and cleaning tools for workpieces in CNC machining,” Preben Hansen, president of Heimatec, said. AMF marking

Instron to host biomedical open house

Instron announced that it plans to host a biomedical open house event on Sept. 20 at its Norwood, Mass. headquarters. The open house event will showcase the company’s advances in static, dynamic and impact testing for the biomedical field. It will include live demonstrations on how to improve efficiency in the lab, ways to expand