Originally Published MPMN November 2002
HOTLINEMakers of Complex Components Benefit from Simple Solutions
Prototyping aids in forming ceramic and metal parts
The manufacture of complex parts doesn't have to be a complex process. A company that designs and produces intricate metal and ceramic components has a unique way of forming parts that couldn't be made by using traditional techniques. Cam-Lem Inc. (Cleveland) offers a direct-manufacture process ideal for creating small quantities of complex ceramic and metal components in short amounts of time. Read more...
Switches Operate through Walls
Units can be used in hazardous environments
Switches, which can be either rotary or push-button, can be mounted horizontally or vertically on one side of a panel with the control electronics on the other side. Their mechanism allows the switches to work through plastics, marble, wood, glass, sheet stainless steel, and granite, explains Richard Chatham, managing director of Herga Electric (Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, UK). Read more...
Crimping Machine Designed to Process Coated Stents
Equipment resolves contamination and product defect issues
To eliminate what it considers to be drawbacks in existing stent-crimping equipment that may damage coatings, Fortimedix (Nuth, Netherlands) has developed a device that includes a number of features designed to protect coated stents. The Coated Stent Crimper was introduced at the MEDTEC Ireland Conference & Tabletop Exposition held in Galway, Ireland, in September. Read more...
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