Medical Devices Assembly

Robust Joint Design for Ultrasonic Welding of Medical Devices

By Charles Aubin and Ben Piecuch
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While the concept of ultrasonic welding is simple, the process of designing a robust joint and developing an effective weld process can be quite complex.

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Hoffmann on Testing

How Do We Overcome Language Barriers in a Global Marketplace?

By Jacques Hoffmann
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Given the global marketplace, shouldn't manufacturing and test equipment be equipped with user-friendly controls with different language options?

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Machine Dispenses Silicone for Medical Device Assembly Application

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With youth comes enthusiasm and originality. Managers at the four-year-old medical products manufacturer Urogyn BV wholeheartedly agree with, and applaud, this statement.

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The Benefits of Servo-Driven Ultrasonic Welding

Servo-driven ultrasonic welders can match welding speed to the melt flow rate of the plastic.
By Miranda Marcus
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In ultrasonic plastic welding, three process variables directly affect weld quality: amplitude, duration and force.

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Laser Trackers Accelerate Accurate Construction of Research Facility

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An aerial view of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Long Island, NY, shows an impressive half-mile ring structure: the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) accelerator, scheduled for completion in 2015. NSLS-II will support research in engineering, biology, physics, chemical and materials sciences, and nanoscience.

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Vision System Performs Quick, Accurate Component Inspection

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Family-owned Altman Manufacturing Co. Inc. has built tool-and-die-cutting, fabrication and automation equipment since 1942 at its plant in Lisle, IL. Customers use the equipment to produce rubber and plastic goods that do not have a defined geometry.

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Springs, Stampings and Firearms

Making quality firearms parts requires expertise in design, prototyping and manufacturing.
By Pete Marut and Dale Pereira
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Firearm manufacturing has come a long way from the days when a room full of gunsmiths was needed to ensure accurate, quality weapons. Nonetheless, manufacturing parts for firearms still requires a deep understanding of how the many small parts work together to create a successful weapon.

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Government Shutdown Delays Medical Device Approvals

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WASHINGTON—The federal government shutdown is delaying reviews and approvals of medical devices.

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No at the Expense of Yes

Saying no helps fight public enemy No. 1 — dilution.
By Dr. Mike Shipulski
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It’s planning time. It’s time to define the projects, the resources, and the timelines for next year’s work.

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3D Printer Makes Orthopedic Prototyping a Smooth Operation

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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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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

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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