Medical Devices Assembly

3D Printer Makes Orthopedic Prototyping a Smooth Operation

October 1, 2013
How quickly a manufacturer embraces new technology depends on its potential benefits. Three-dimensional printing, for example, enables manufacturers to build 3D parts and products quicker and with more precision than conventional machining.
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Manufacturing Jobs Undercounted in U.S., Economists Say

September 11, 2013

WASHINGTON—Many U.S. companies aren’t counted as manufacturers by the government, but are still heavily involved in the manufacturing of goods, according to a new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The prevalence of these “factory-less goods producers”—Apple Inc. is a prime example—suggests that the country might have more manufacturing capabilities than official statistics suggest.


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Automated Assembly Systems Produces Insulin Pump

September 10, 2013

Looks can sometimes be deceiving in a positive way. A good example is the t:slim insulin pump made by Tandem Diabetes Care Inc.


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Seminars to Address Adhesives for Medical Devices

September 5, 2013

ROCKY HILL, CT—Henkel Corp. will host two seminars on adhesives for medical device assembly. The seminars will be held Sept. 19, in Novi, MI, and Oct. 1 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


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U.S. Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in Two Years

September 4, 2013

WASHINGTON—U.S. factories expanded last month at the fastest pace since June 2011. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its manufacturing index rose to 55.7 in August from 55.4 in July. That topped the index’s 12-month average of 52.


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Researchers Swim With Sharks to Develop New Adhesive

August 27, 2013

ATLANTA—Researchers at the Georgia Tech are studying remoras—a fish that attaches itself to sharks—to develop a reversible adhesive for medical and industrial applications.


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Adhesives for Advanced Assembly

Combining smart use of adhesives with sophisticated materials converting and advanced assembly techniques creates new design possibilities.
August 9, 2013

The latest generation of pressure-sensitive adhesives and converted materials offer great potential for product improvement. They hold the key to better product performance, greater manufacturing efficiencies, better staff utilization, and ultimately across-the-board cost reduction.


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DMLS Perfects Medical-Device Prototyping

August 7, 2013

In business since 1969, C&A Tool Engineering Inc. is a contract manufacturer of engineered components. The company makes implants, instrumentation and tools for the medical, aeronautical, defense, transportation and other industries at its 700,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Churubusco, IN.


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Dental Products Manufacturer Coming to Illinois

August 2, 2013

SCHAUMBURG, IL—Sunstar Americas Inc., a manufacturer of oral health care products, is building a new manufacturing facility here that could employ 400 people.


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Manufacturing Execs Expect Growth

July 26, 2013

NEW YORK—The domestic economic outlook among U.S. manufacturers is at its highest level in five quarters, according to the PWC Manufacturing Barometer survey. The majority of manufacturing executives surveyed expect revenue growth in 2013.


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People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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Live from The Assembly Show, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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