Products Featured on the May 1998 issue of MPMN
Fluorescing UV adhesives permit in-line inspection
A line of fluorescing adhesives for medical device assembly offer fast cure times and low processing costs. The MD 1000 adhesives cure upon exposure to both visible and UV light. The adhesives glow when exposed to low-intensity black light, permitting in-line visual or automated inspection before or after the curing process. Applications include production and assembly of needles, face masks, reservoirs, catheters, and tube sets. Dymax Corp., 51 Greenwoods Rd., Torrington, CT 06790.
Precision metal stampings and preforms available
Metal stampings and preforms can be made from almost any alloy in sizes ranging from a 0.0035-in. square to custom shapes as large as 6 in. Capabilities include melting, extrusion and continuous casting, rolling, tool and die making, and stamping and deburring, as well as inspection and packaging. The products are commonly used as a brazing material in feedthroughs, which are incorporated into pacemakers and other devices. Coining Corp. of America, 280 Midland Ave., Saddle Brook, NJ 07663.
Miniature ultra-low-pressure sensors offered for airflow measurement
A series of miniature ultra-low-pressure sensors are intended for use in airflow measurements in handheld instrumentation or medical breathing equipment. The DUXL-series sensors provide a stable ratiometric millivolt output in low-profile PCB-mount packages. They are available in full-scale pressure ranges of 1, 5, 10, 20, and 30 in. H2O for gauge or differential measurement. Data Instruments Corp., 1000 Discovery Way, Acton, MA 01720.