Cadence expands electromechanical grinding tech at R.I. facility

Cadence (Staunton, Va.) has expanded its electrochemical grinding technology at its Cranston, R.I. facility, the company said today. The new equipment uses high -precision, burr-free grinding with CNC control, enabling robust processing of harder materials such as spring-tempered steel and heat treated stainless steel for profile grinding- shavers and related products.  “This latest technology allows us to

Viant expands leadership team with former Medtronic, Integer executives

The newly rebranded Viant is expanding its leadership team after completing the acquisition of Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics. Viant, formerly known as MedPlast, has appointed former Medtronic executive Sean Crowley to chief operating officer. The company has also appointed former Integer executive Declan Smyth to group president of Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics. Crowley has more

MedPlast completes Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics acquisition, rebrands as Viant

MedPlast announced that it has finished the acquisition of Integer Holding’s Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics business. The company plans to rebrand as Viant to showcase the new strategic direction. “Today marks an exciting day for our company. The addition of Integer’s business expands our capabilities and offerings and enables us to achieve our goal of

Methods Machine Tools announces promotions

Methods Machine Tools (Sudbury, Mass.) recently announced that Jerry Rex, the company’s president, has been named president and CEO, and Dale Hedberg has been promoted to VP of operations. “Methods is pleased to appoint Jerry as president and CEO. With his strong skill set, machine tool industry knowledge and energetic management approach, we are looking

Integer sells advanced surgical, ortho lines to MedPlast

Integer (NYSE:ITGR) has completed the spinoff of its advanced surgical and orthopedics products lines to MedPlast, LLC for $600 million in cash. Announced in May, the deal will double MedPlast’s top line and bolster the balance sheet for Integer, which missed expectations with its first-quarter earnings. MedPlast also announced that it will rebrand under the name

Raumedic converts France office into independent subsidiary

Raumedic recently announced that it has converted its Voiron, France branch into an independent subsidiary as of July 1. As the company makes the change, sales manager Claude Zingg will become the managing director of Raumedic SARL in France. Additionally, he will be responsible for the Benelux, Swiss, South European, South American and North African

How’d they do that? 7 innovations from medical device contract manufacturers

Charles Darwin wrote, “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Medical device companies get the credit for many innovations, but many need the ingenuity and commitment of contract manufacturers who design and produce the components that make those big splashes possible.

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Resonetics acquires Swiss manufacturer Medelec

Resonetics (Nashua, N.H.) announced today that it has acquired Medelec (Puidoux, Switzerland). The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “We are excited about the Medelec team joining Resonetics. Marc and Sandra But have established a very strong reputation in the medtech industry for precision and quality and have made significant investments in technology

5 things medtech manufacturing executives learned from their dads

Sometimes working for your dad seems like destiny, but taking over the family business wasn’t always the plan. There are many second- and third-generation medtech manufacturers run by executives following in their dads’ footsteps. Here’s what they learned.  Eric Crainich, president and owner of Design Standards (Charlestown, N.H.), was told from a young age that

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Mack Molding investing millions into N.C., Vermont facilities

Mack Molding (Arlington, Vt.) recently announced that it is hiring and investing millions of dollars at its Statesville, N.C. facility and its three Vermont locations. “The resurgence of manufacturing in the United States is strong, and Mack has been aggressive in ensuring we are well-positioned to seize the opportunity presented to us,” Jeff Somple, Mack’s president,

Krohne launches electromagnetic flowmeter with biocompatible disposable flow tube

Krohne (Beverly, Mass.) recently announced that it has launched its FlexMag 4050 C electromagnetic flowmeter with a biocompatible disposable flow tube. The flowmeter is designed for single-use biopharmaceutical applications like the filtration processes, chromatography or buffer and media preparation. The FlexMag 4050 C features high accuracy and factory calibration that eliminates the need for in-situ calibration.

Industrial exoskeletons arrive, more to come

“Exoskeletons” are those mechanical devices or soft materials worn by patients/operators, whose construction mirrors the structure of operator’s limbs, joints, and muscles, works in tandem with them. Exoskeletons are used as a capabilities amplifier, assistive device, haptic controller, or for rehabilitation. Exoskeletons stand in contrast to non-articulated mechanisms such as braces and slings that do…

Resonetics lean expert touts the benefits of beauty in a purpose-built facility

Resonetics has opened a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Davis, Calif. The building was designed specifically for laser-cut metal tubing with the idea of minimizing waste and inefficiency. The new facility represents a six-fold increase in size over the former manufacturing plant to support continued growth. Grayson Beck, SVP velocity and automation, designed the layout with the

Cadence expands PEEK machining and molding capabilities

Cadence (Staunton, Va.) recently finished the expansion of its PEEK machining and molding capabilities to keep up with the rise in use of implantable medical devices. The company’s PEEK cell allows it to offer machined prototypes and low volume production parks for new designs and molded components for high volume production. The parts manufactured by Cadence

Pro-Dex sells off Fineline Molds division

Pro-Dex (Nasdaq: PDEX) has apparently sold off its Fineline Molds division to a corporation created by the division’s general manager. Effective May 23, Irvine, Calif.–based Pro-Dex sold San Dimas, Calif.–based Fineline for $310,000 — $30,000 in cash upfront and the remaining $280,000 to be paid under the terms of a five-year promissory note, according to a