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How Tiny Are Medical Device Parts Getting? This Tiny

Miniaturization is a major trend in the medical device industry, and a great example could be found at Heraeus's booth at MD&M Minneapolis.

Chris Newmarker

Heraeus (St. Paul, MN) has been machining medical device parts down to the micron level in recent years. Check out this video from MD&M Minneapolis (Booth #2005) to see just how tiny these parts are:

A small correction to the story: One of the millimeter-sized device parts in the video was mistakenly described as rivets. Heraeus corrects that they were actually electrodes. The video nevertheless provides a great comparison between millimeter- and micron-sized medical device parts.

Chris Newmarker is senior editor of Qmed. Follow him on Twitter at @newmarker.

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