Products Featured on the March 1998 issue of MPMN
Video cables custom designed for x-ray machines
In keeping with its tradition of customizing cables for medical equipment (such as pacemakers and ultrasound machines), a company offers video cables for use in x-ray machines. According to the manufacturer, the cables can last up to 20 times longer than conventional cable products. The UL-approved x-ray cables withstand more than 1 million bending cycles at a bend radius as small as five times the cable diameter. Specially designed shielding provides signal protection against high frequencies and magnetic fields. Elocab Tailor-Made Cables, 258 McBrine Dr., Kitchener, ON N2R 1H8, Canada.
Turnkey contract manufacturing services offered
A fully integrated FDA-registered and ISO 9002certified company offers contract manufacturing of a variety of products, including IV infusion sets, trocars, and blood transfer sets. All development, regulatory, and manufacturing steps are included. Turnkey services include material procurement and incoming inspection, cleanroom assembly, packaging, and sterilization. The company has experience with a wide range of materials, process requirements, packaging configurations, and sterilization methods. Horizon Medical Inc., 1719 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705.
Prototypes available from investment casting manufacturer
An investment casting company offers direct casting of models made of a thermoplastic material similar to, but with greater mechanical strength than, wax. The CAD files used to build the patterns can be developed from customer specifications on paper or 2-D drawings. Tolerances of ±0.002 in. x-y-z can be achieved using a 3-D model maker, as can very fine detail and surface finishes. The company also produces high-precision metal parts with good performance and functional qualities. Northern Precision Casting Co., Hwy. 120 N., P.O. Box 580, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.
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