Industry Insights

  1. Giant Step Forward For Neural Bypass Technology
    9/27/2017

    How recent accomplishments are taking science a step closer to realistically fixing paralysis.

  2. Bioabsorbable Prototypes With Injection Molding: Establishing Your Baseline
    9/26/2017

    Micro designs typically use rapid prototyping made possible by machining or combining injection molding and machining. Injection molding techniques with an exact steel mold is arguably better for bioabsorbable component prototyping due to higher efficiency, in-house testing capabilities, and design stability.

  3. Weighing The Risks And Benefits Of Medical Device Connectivity
    9/26/2017

    Medical device manufacturers considering adding or expanding connectivity options should think carefully about what they are trying to achieve and develop a strategy that balances the risks and rewards.

  4. Material Evidence: Examining Mysterious Medical Design Failures
    9/26/2017

    Understanding the most common causes of material failures in medical devices can help manufacturers make better design decisions up front and avoid surprises after product launch.

  5. Medical Device Cybersecurity Secure Design - From Concept to Commercialization
    9/25/2017

    As medical devices become more sophisticated and connected, they also become more vulnerable to cybersecurity risks.

  6. Design Considerations For Liquid Silicone Rubber
    9/19/2017

    Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is a thermoset material that differs from thermoplastic injection molding in that it is designed to withstand constant temperatures up to 600°F. In addition to high heat resistance, LSR can also endure temperatures falling into the double digits below 0°F while maintaining its flexibility. LSR material has excellent thermal, electrical, and chemical properties, making it ideal for use in a wide range of applications. This article discusses the considerations designers should keep in mind when working with LSR, and offers helpful tips and comparisons for different tasks that LSR would be used for.

  7. Twenty-Twenty Vision: A World First In Eye Surgery
    9/14/2017

    While robotic assistance systems are available for most types of surgery today, eye surgery used to be an exception. A Dutch company has changed that. The first operation using the system was successful.

  8. Taking A Closer Look At Blood
    9/14/2017

    High-tech machines analyze human blood samples, detect coagulation disorders, and thus help to save lives. The maxon sales company in France does not only supply the appropriate drives – it in fact builds entire conveyor modules.

  9. A Laser Shows The Way
    9/14/2017

    The radiology department at the University Hospital of Basel utilizes a laser navigation system for CT scans and for guided minimally invasive surgery. A laser beam is used in the navigation system to project the needle’s point of entry on the patient’s skin. Brushless maxon drive systems are used to ensure precise laser unit movement on the device’s rail. This case study discusses the new laser navigation system for CT scanning, and how its technologies work with maxon brushless motors.

  10. DC Motor Selection For Dynamic Motion Control Applications
    9/13/2017

    One of the key elements in selecting dynamic drive components is the selection of the right motor. maxon DC motors with or without brushes are ideal solutions for highly dynamic servo applications due to their high starting torque values. In order to choose the optimum motor, the user must first specify the application requirements, and establish a general motion control strategy. This article presents key considerations for selecting DC motors for dynamic motion control applications.