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Medical Diagnostics Point of Care Glass Solutions

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 3:01am
Solving the flow control and liquid handling needs of medical device manufacturers and producing materials necessary for point-of-care (POC) tests. Accu-Glass' micro-bore tubing can be custom formed to your specifications.
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Glass vs. Plastic

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 3:01am
"Glass is a clean and inexpensive material that is easily manufactured for One-Time Use Applications frequently required in the medical field"
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symplr Case Study

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 3:01am
symplr is an industry leader providing easy-to-use software and services which help healthcare organizations easily meet accreditation and regulatory compliance requirements. They have set out to make credentialing the simplest part of an organization's business process and have done so with ease.
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Top 5 Applications for Ultrathin-Wall Heat Shrink Tubing in Medical Device Design & Manufacturing

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 3:01am
Medical device engineers are always looking for new ways to make devices smaller and thinner, especially catheters, endoscopes, and other devices for minimally invasive procedures. The industry is also under pressure to build more features into devices without increasing their profile (size). Ultrathin-wall
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Thin-Wall Polyester Heat Shrink Tubing in Medical Device Manufacturing

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 3:01am
The demand for less-invasive medical procedures is a major driving force in the medical device industry today. Smaller and thinner is better, especially in catheters, endoscopes, and other devices inserted into the body. Designers are looking for new ways to downsize existing devices and satisfy the requir
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The Real Story About Controlled Impulse Heat Sealing of Polymeric Materials

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 3:01am

Toss VRC Technology is an improved method of impulse heat sealing that overcomes the limitations of simplistic convention methods. It brings advantages to the fabrication and packaging requirements of the Medical/Pharmaceutical/Healthcare and Biotech Industries. Advantages that are not available with oth

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Is Heatsealing Art or Science?

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 3:01am

The evolution of heat sealing perfection from hot bars, to impulse to VRC TOSS Technology. Today's heat sealers provide much more than just sealing the pouches.  Advanced security, information downloading, recipe storage, easy validation.....  

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Healthcare Service Design: Five Failure Modes to Avoid

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 3:01am
When it comes to designing patient services for health care, we have the best intentions. But sometimes we get in our own way when it comes to creating good design. Here's a few failure modes to watch out for…
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Avoid Pouch Sealing Disasters - The 9-Steps to Heat Sealing Perfection

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 3:01am

Step 1 Heat Sealing Configuration. Determine what is expected from the seal. What does one expect from a heat seal? Wide, narrow, shaped, or just seal or seal and cut? Before a satisfactory sealing system can be designed it is necessary to decide what seal configuration is desired.
Step 2 Heatseal Ban

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Case Study: Parker Hannifin Brings Robotic Exoskeleton to Life with Digital Manufacturing

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 3:01am
Design analysis paired with quick-turn molding helped motion and control tech leader accelerate development
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Case Study - UV15: For Fabrication of Polymer Optical Waveguides

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 3:01am
With its outstanding light transmission properties and optical clarity, Master Bond UV15 is widely used for a variety of bonding, coating and sealing applications in the optical, electronic and optoelectronic industries. In fact, it has been effectively used by RMIT University, the University of Texas at Aust
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Designing for Moldability

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 3:01am
Volume 1: A Rapid Injection Molding Reference Guide for Product Designers and Engineers
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Prototyping and Low-Volume Production for Medical Applications

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 3:01am
How Rapid Manufacturing can Increase Speed to Market for Devices and Components
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Design Essentials for 3D Printing

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 3:01am
Industrial 3D printing opens up many new design possibilities, but it's important to keep a few fundamental principles in mind when designing for additive manufacturing processes. Most of these are fairly obvious like feature resolution, surface finish, and material selection, but there's more to 3D printing
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Case Study: DC Dexcom

Thu, 23/08/2018 - 3:01am

Dexcom is a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems for people with Type 1 and 2 diabetes. Rather than the “snapshot in time” reading that a traditional glucose meter provides, CGM continuously tracks glucose levels so that users can see trends and patterns to help better manage their diabe

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2018 CES Trends & Insights Report

Thu, 23/08/2018 - 3:01am
Every year, Design Concepts sends a team to the Consumer Electronics Show to report back on the latest technology and design innovations. This year, we have sections on sleep, health and wellness technology. 
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The Role of Virtual Prototyping in Product Development

Thu, 23/08/2018 - 3:01am
When performed at the right stages of medical device development, virtual prototyping can provide certainty that speeds up the process. This white paper looks at the three stages of product development and the role of virtual prototyping including useful tools for each phase.
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Adhesives for Gentle Removal from Skin

Wed, 15/08/2018 - 3:01am

A novel medical pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) and tape has been developed to reduce pain upon removal from variety of skin types. The new technology provides a solution to medical device manufacturers who require PSA tape to hold the medical device securely in place, while being able to remove it gentl

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Case Study - Smooth Transfer of Single-Use Monitoring Device Saves Costs; Boosts Package Quality

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 3:01am

A leading surgical company had made the business decision to close its US manufacturing facility and transfer production to a low-cost geography. The product was a labor-intensive line of single-use devices for monitoring patient vital signs, for a total of 92 SKUs. The customer also targeted quality impro

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Case Study - Quick Transfer of Tools for Complex Molded Components Increases Customer Satisfaction

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 3:01am

A midsize, market-leading blood management company was having major quality issues with the molding supplier for critical components of its flagship product, resulting in supply chain interruptions and a high rate of customer complaints.

The customer needed to transfer tooling for 3 acrylic, sing

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