MD&M West: Here’s what you may have missed

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[Image by WTWH Media videographer Derek Little]

MD&M West is one of the largest medical device manufacturing events in the world, so it’s easy to lose your way on the show floor. Even if you were in Anaheim, Calif., for the February 2018 event, you may have missed a lot.

From Omron to Micromo to MedPlast to Apex Motion Control, WTWH Media videographer Derek Little discovered some of the coolest sights on the show floor. Check out his videos below.

Want to find out more? Here’s a roundup of some of the coolest technologies we spotted on the show floor. 

How Apple Rubber Products has a wide variety of O-rings

Kevin Oberholzer, project engineer at Apple Rubber Products, goes over the wide variety of O-rings the company is able to provide for medical device creators.

Humphrey touts Life Science group offerings

Rob Garner, distribution sales manager for Humphrey, describes the variety of valves and other products and services the company has available under its Life Science Group.

Why UDI is a value-add for Atlas Vac Machine

Atlas Vac Machine is known for medical device tray sealing. John Abraham, the company’s president, explains how UDI and audit data are making a wealth of information available to medical device makers when it comes to Atlas Vac’s processes.

Here are the medical device components Koganei showed off at MD&M West

Joshua Haug, sales manager at Koganei, touts the company’s 005 valve series and small precision regulators during MD&M West in February 2018.

Here’s what electroplating can do for medical devices

Plating polymers with silver, gold or alloy mixtures — it enables medical devices to gain antimicrobial properties, said William Wallace, general manager at specialty electroplating company SAT Plating.

How Packaging Compliance Labs tackles medical device packaging

Packaging Compliance Labs not only designs, develops and validates medical device packaging; it also has an accredited test facility, says Matthew Lapham, the company’s president.

How Orchid Orthopedic Solutions wants to improve supply chain management for customers

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions officials describe the company’s Orchid Supply+ program, which is meant to help customers reduce their supply chain management to a single source. Joe Zuzula, VP at Orchid, and Erin House, the company’s marketing and HR manager, elaborated on the program.

Penn Engineering’s new free-running locknut

Kostas Sklikas, global product manager for new products at Penn Engineering, introduces the company’s new S-RT free-running locknut.

What makes Ace Controls’ shock absorbers better?

Sergio Gonzalez, regional sales manager at Ace Controls, discusses the company’s shock absorbers — and how their internal bladder design enables more energy absorption.

Here’s what Keystone Solutions Group showed off at MD&M West

Jim Medsker, president of Keystone Solutions Group, shows off imaging products, single-use disposable devices and electromechanical products.

Universal Robots applications for soldering, palletizing and more

Craig Tomita of Universal Robots explains some of the complementary technologies on display at the collaborative-robot maker’s MD&M West booth.

Doug Spinn of Robot27 explains I-beam welding with collaborative robots

Doug Spinn of Robot27 explains how the programmability of Universal Robots’ cobots plus his own company’s high-level programming allow for easier execution of complicated robotic applications.

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