Originally Published MPMN April 2003
HOTLINEAffordable Plastic Connector Developed for Medical Equipment
The device achieves more than 1000 mating cycles
A plastic push-pull connector designed for use with medical equipment has been introduced by ODU-USA Inc. (Camarillo, CA). The economical Medi-Snap miniature cylindrical connector employs the company's push-pull technology for quick and easy mating. Read more...
Automatic Catheter Tipper Smooths Transition from R&D to Production
System works with glass and metal dies
At the prototype stage, catheter tipping is often done with the use of glass dies. When the device is ready to go into production, however, manufacturers typically switch to metal molds to form catheter tips. Beahm Designs (Los Gatos, CA) has developed an automatic tipping system that operates with both glass and metal dies, providing engineers with flexibility to refine the initial design prototype and process. Read more...
Tough New Copolymers Facilitate Film Processing
Thin films can be produced with clarity, gloss, and strength
Two new grades of styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC) can be used to make cast or blown film. Applications for the DK11 and DK13 polymers from K-Resin SBC (The Woodlands, TX) range from protective wrapping for medical devices to tear-resistant bags, pouches, or packets. Read more...
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