Medical Devices Assembly

Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the medical device industry.


Baxter to Expand Medical Device Assembly Plant in Alabama

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OPELIKA, AL—Baxter International Inc. will invest nearly $300 million to expand its dialyzer assembly plant here. The company plans to add 200 jobs at the plant by 2016.

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Medical Device Manufacturer to Add 1,000 Jobs in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY—Varian Medical Systems, a manufacturer of X-ray equipment, broke ground Wednesday on a new expansion project at its assembly plant here and create 1,000 new full-time jobs in the state over the next 20 years.

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Medical Device Manufacturer Expands in Michigan

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CASCADE TOWNSHIP, MI—Medbio Inc. will invest $3.39 million to expand its assembly plant here by a third and create 45 new jobs.

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Part Marking Options

The best marking technology for an application depends on the materials, the production volume and other factors.
By John Sprovieri
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The wave of automotive recalls this year underscores the importance of putting identification codes on products. Without such codes, consumers would not know if their vehicles were safe, and automakers would not know where or when problem parts were made.

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What’s New With Cyanoacrylates

Today’s cyanoacrylates not only cure quickly and provide high bond strength, they offer greater flexibility and heat and impact resistance.
By Jim Camillo
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Where and how a product is used can change significantly over time. Cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesives are a great example.

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Ultrasonic Plastic Welder Ensures Reliability of Food Safety Device

By Jim Camillo
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Food-borne illness is no laughing matter. In 1985, a listeriosis outbreak in Southern California killed as many as 40 people. The outbreak was eventually traced to a Mexican-style soft cheese contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

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Medical Device Manufacturer to Add Jobs in Michigan

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PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI—Medical device manufacturer Avasure LLC will invest $1.9 million to expand its assembly plant here, creating 110 new jobs over the next three years.

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Options for Curing UV Adhesives

Manufacturers still rely on traditional methods, but often enhance their systems with an LED light source.
By Jim Camillo
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New technology is often misunderstood. Manufacturers know this fact all too well.

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How to Implement a Leak Detector

These tips will help you obtain accurate results with a helium-based leak detector.
By J.P. Deluca
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Selecting the right leak detector for a particular application can be confusing.

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Medical Device Manufacturer Coming to Tennessee

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JACKSON, TN—Medical device manufacturer Orchid Orthopedic will invest $976,000 in a new assembly plant here, creating 25 new jobs.

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Presses for Medical Device Assembly

Senior Editor Jim Camillo writes about case histories that explain why medical device manufacturers are using presses to solve diverse assembly challenges.



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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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