Recent Articles

December 4, 2014 12:27 pm
Del Williams, Summit Steel and Manufacturing
With rising material costs, government regulations, and customers resisting price increases, today there is no room for waste in the medical equipment design, metal fabrication supply chain. While once medical equipment OEMs had the time, margins...
December 3, 2014 12:07 pm
Robert Green, Senior Market Development Manager, Keithley Instruments
Accurately measuring the load current of an implantable medical device can be quite a challenge. Although an implantable defibrillator might draw just 0.5 microamps of current in sleep or standby mode, the current draw could jump to 5A or higher...
November 26, 2014 9:56 am
Will Martin, Proto Labs
Modern science has allowed surgeons to fix the human body amazingly fast, yet leave behind only small traces that repairs were performed. One of the more commonly used methods to achieve this is by  a minimally invasive technique called laparoscopic surgery...
November 25, 2014 10:27 am
David Foshee, Principal Design Engineer, Gilero, LLC
As product design consulting engineers, we do a lot of prototyping at Gilero. Many of our clients understand prototyping very well, but there are some clients for whom prototyping or manufacturing is entirely outside their experience...
November 21, 2014 9:44 am
Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor
Vaishali Kamat, Associate Director and Head of Digital Health of Cambridge Consultants participated in a brief Q&A on the KicoPen, a new injection pen design that incorporates smart technology for precise glucose monitoring and insulin delivery...
November 19, 2014 4:11 pm
Charlie Kimball, MedicalCareAlert.com
As humans, we’re always trying to push the envelope. We want all of our gadgets to be bigger than the last, better than two versions ago, faster than all incarnations put together, and possess as many features as possible. In many cases, those added...
November 19, 2014 5:11 pm
Tim Jennings, CEO, EPS
Customized cases provide medical device manufacturers and health care professionals with durable, sustainable and secure options for the transport, storage, and end use of expensive medical equipment. Available in countless configurations...
November 18, 2014 7:30 am
Jim Ford, Manager of Corporate Product Management, Southco
Positioning technologies — the adjustable mechanisms that safely support or suspend displays, doors, and panels for optimal use — are a key component of successful medical equipment. Though a smaller piece of the overall design, from the end...
November 17, 2014 7:30 am
Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief
Molding for the healthcare industry is a preferred staple among available component fabrication methods. With the advantages plastics can offer, along with the flexibility in material selection and physical characteristics, it’s no wonder why...
November 14, 2014 7:30 am
Russell Petrucci, Director of Business Development, and Roger Nessen, Development Manager; Exelis Electronic Systems
Any technology that supports the delivery of medical care must be designed to the highest possible standards of quality and efficacy. To device makers, this is obvious. What is often less obvious is just how challenging it can be for a company...
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