Industry 4.0 is not just a fad—it is a real event, said an expert at The Medtech Conference.
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There are a number of money-saving and money-making uses for collaborative robots, shares a speaker at the upcoming MD&M Minneapolis conference.
Machines could learn like humans, offering quality and productivity benefits, among others, according to an automation and machine vision expert speaking at MD&M Minneapolis.
Presenters at MD&M Minneapolis will discuss how using technologies from other industries can make medical device manufacturing more efficient.
In fields such as biotechnology and medical devices, where ideas and projects are often the product of extensive research and collaboration across various disciplines, inventorship choices can be intricate, sensitive, and complex.
A mechanical engineer who has spent years on the design side of medtech reviews the evolution of AI in medical devices, and discusses the impact it will have on the industry's future.
Here's why a medical device manufacturer may want to consider parylene conformal coatings for implantable devices.
An expert details the Critical Feature Confirmation (CFC) process, which enables non-experts to offer input on a new medical device design without determining the final critical features. Learn more about the CFC process and how it can speed your time to market.
With ever increasing part variation and liability at stake in medical device manufacturing, augmented reality technology can help improve quality, increase productivity, and ensure training effectiveness.
From powered exoskeletons to drones that deliver medical supplies, robots are increasingly making their way into medicine.
With the pace of innovation in the medical device industry occurring at an ever-faster clip, getting products to market quickly is the name of the game. As a result, many OEMs are turning to automated solutions to replace manual assembly processes—especially when it comes to fluid dispensing...
One of the big hits on the exhibition floor at this year's BIOMEDevice Boston conference has been the Baxter robot made by Rethink Robotics . The robot is designed for a wide range of manufacturing tasks including material handling, simple line loading and unloading, basic packaging and unpackaging tasks, material handling, and light assembly. The company is touting it for its ease of use and intergration with line workers.
By 2022, one billion jobs will evaporate as a result of advances in automation technology, says futurist Thomas Frey. That accounts for one out of every four jobs. By 2030, that number will reach two billion, he predicts.
That's the question art student Dan Chen challenges audiences with in his File > Save As > Intimacy project. The art project, made for his masters thesis at Rhode Island School of Design features a medical device, called the End of Life Care Machine, that is designed to provide comfort to dying patients in their last moments. It might be a heartwarming thought, but Chen's project is not designed to illicit comfort.