Product Update

  • First Look - March 2010
    Spot cure system can control four LED heads simultaneously A new UV LED spot curing system from EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering provides a peak irradiance of 9500 mW/cm² with a lifetime of more than 20 000 hours. The OmniCureLX400 can control up to four UV LED heads simult...
    (March, 2010)
  • First Look - February 2010
    Equipment accurately tests miniature devices The miniaturisation of mechanical, electromechanical and electronic components has led to rising demand for testing equipment that achieves appropriate levels of mechanical accuracy. Zwick GmbH & Co. KG strives to answer that challenge with its new P...
    (February, 2010)
  • Focus on Embedded Systems
    Fujipoly Europe Ltd A thermal gap pad can be used in wearable devices and computer products used in medical applications. The Sarcon NR-c thermal interface material from Fujipoly Europe Ltd (Bletchley, UK; acts like a traditional gap filler pad but will not lead to silicone contam...
    (December, 2009)
  • Focus on Pumps and Valves
    Technical proficiency, process transparency and a customer-centric approach are among the key attributes you should seek in a partner
    (October, 2009)
  • Focus on Materials
    PRODUCT UPDATE Bayer MaterialScience AG A polycarbonate resin has been developed to address demand for a radiation-sterilisable material for thin-wall medical applications. Makrolon Rx2435 from Bayer MaterialScience AG (Leverkusen, Germany) combines mechanical strength and tough...
    (September, 2009)
  • Benchtop Centrifuge Features Simple Push-Button Operation
    SOURCING HOTLINE A general-purpose, low-speed benchtop centrifuge with interchangeable metal rotors accommodates up to 12 10- to 15-ml or 50- ml tubes or two 96-well microtitre plates. With programmable centrifugation speeds of 1000–3000 rpm, the versatile...
    (January, 2009)
  • Focus on biomaterials
    PRODUCT UPDATE Molded Rubber & Plastic Corp. A contract moulder of implantable-grade biomaterials specializes in working with PEEK-Optima for medical applications that require contact with blood or tissue for more than 30 days. Molded Rubber & Plastic Cor...
    (November, 2008)
  • Functional Colour Coatings Safeguard against Bacterial Contamination
      Sourcing Hotline   Bio-Gate AG's (Bremen, Germany; plasma-based coatings for implants and medical instruments are available in seven colours. The silver-based HyProtect coatings safeguard against bacterial contamination. The degree of surface hydrophilicity and hydr...
    (September, 2008)
  • Clear SL Resin Achieves USP Class VI Designation
    Sourcing Hotline A clear water-resistant stereolithography material has passed stringent biological tests and achieved a USP Class VI rating. Watershed XC 11122, developed by DSM Somos (Elgin, IL, USA;, has been widely used in the medical device industry since ...
    (September, 2008)
  • Focus on metal components
    Ball-screw drive promotes endurance and smooth operation
    (September, 2008)
  • Recent developments in equipment and services for med-tech machining
    Machine builders are helping implant manufacturers to minimize secondary operations and boost productivity while meeting ever-tighter tolerances
    (September, 2008)
  • Inhaler-Testing Tools Streamline Product Screening
    Sourcing Hotline Accelerating acquisition of the data required to implement quality by design, inhaler-testing tools streamline the screening process for these pharmaceutical delivery products. Copley Scientific Ltd. (Nottingham, UK; designed these analyt...
    (May, 2008)
  • Focus on cables and connectors
    PRODUCT UPDATE Advanced Interconnections Corp. High-density surface-mount (SMT) connectors are available as a robust, long-life option for 1.27-mm-pitch SMT board-stacking applications. B2B connectors from Advanced Interconnections Corp. (West Warwick, RI, USA; www.adv...
    (May, 2008)
  • Ultrahard Coatings Suited for Surgical Implants
      Sourcing Hotline   Biocompatible, wear-resistant, ultrahard, and high-lubricity coatings can be applied to metal surgical implants, medical instruments, probes, and accessories by Tecvac Ltd. (Swavesey, Cambs, UK; that has developed physical-vapour-deposition (PVD) ...
    (May, 2008)
  • Quick Prototypes Can Be Machined Directly from Resin
    Sourcing Hotline A rapid injection moulding specialist offers the medical device sector a service that makes possible the rapid delivery of prototype plastic parts. Protomold (Telford, Shropshire, UK; has now launched its First Cut Prototype service (www.first...
    (March, 2008)
  • Bright, Compact LED Module Uses Proprietary Filter Technology
      Sourcing Hotline   A compact light-emitting-diode (LED) multiplexing module that employs proven proprietary filter technology is available for incorporation into bioanalytical applications and medical instrumentation. The ZoroLight module, offered by the optical component supplier Bo...
    (March, 2008)
  • UV Curing Systems Support Rapid Curing of Electronic Parts
    Sourcing Hotline UV curing systems incorporate compact mercury-xenon lamps with a durable electrode structure that ensures stability and guarantees a minimum operating time of 3000 hours. The LC8 systems’ built-in condenser reflectors collect the intense UV light from the la...
    (January, 2008)
  • Desktop Unit Brings 3-D Modeling to the Masses
    Sourcing Hotline A compact desktop modeler based on film transfer imaging (FTI) technology will be introduced in Europe during the first quarter of 2008. Developed by 3D Systems (Rock Hill, SC, USA;, the V-Flash unit is designed to enable engineers and students ...
    (January, 2008)
  • Wafer-Thin Cables Deliver Robust Performance
    Sourcing Hotline Cables designed for miniaturized applications have been developed with a core OD as small as 0.02 mm and a cable OD down to 0.15 mm. The product line joins other offerings from Leoni Elocab GmbH (Nuremberg, Germany; to address demand for ultrasmall ...
    (January, 2008)
  • Sourcing Hotline
    Orthopaedic Polymers Are Available in a Range of Colours Opaque and transparent grades of polyphenylsulphone in custom colours are now available in small quantities and with short delivery times. The compounder introduced the flexibility to satisfy demands from orthopaedic device m...
    (May, 2007)
  • Sourcing Hotline
    Packaging Services Offered in Cleanroom Conditions Packaging and related services are provided by a company that recently completed the construction of Class 100,000, Class 10,000, and Class 1000 cleanrooms. In addition to packaging and labeling, the firm provides washing and final rinsing, clea...
    (March, 2007)
  • Sourcing Hotline
    Miniature Laser Scanner Combines Compactness with High-Speed Reading Capabilities Combining compactness with high-speed reading capabilities, a new laser scanner is suitable for integration in chemical and biomedical analysis systems and pharmaceutical packaging machines. Housed in an IP65-r...
    (September, 2006)
  • Focus on suppliers of motors and precision motion control products
      PRODUCT UPDATE   Baldor Electric Co. A line of all-stainless-steel motors, servomotors, and speed reducers is available from a US manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, drives, and generators. Stainless Super-E (SSE...
    (May, 2006)
  • Sourcing Hotline
    Silicone Components Withstand Severe Temperatures A company designs and manufactures silicone parts and seals for a variety of custom applications. With fast prototyping service available, the firm can produce custom silicone parts with a durometer range of 10 to 80 Shore A that ...
    (May, 2006)
  • Products and Services
    Originally Published EMDM January 2006 Showcase: adhesives and materials Adhesive Dispenser An adhesive dispenser quickly, precisely, and repeatably applies UV adhesive on PVC, ABS, and other polymers used for medical products. Adhesive can be dispensed on the inter...
    (January, 2006)