Graham Engineering announced today that it has added a new extrusion clamp with electro-mechanical actuation to its American Kuhne product line. The AutoGrip power clamp is safer and simpler to operate than manual devices and provides more repeatable clamping forces, according to York, Pa.-based Graham Engineering. It is designed to reduce … [Read more...] about Graham Engineering adds extrusion clamp
Syneo (West Palm Beach, Fla.) recently announced the release of its Accu-Drill DC402C system, which integrates hole drilling with cutting to precision lengths. Accu-Drill DC402C system combines features of Syneo's Accu-Cut 202L and Accu-Drill SD402C. The result, according to Syneo, is less catheter component manufacturing costs, increased … [Read more...] about This new Syneo system combines catheter drilling and cutting processes
Medtech companies have demanded increasingly complex geometries in medical tubing. Here's a rundown of five manufacturing processes that could help them get there. Dan Sanchez, Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical Here are several tubing processes that may be of interest to medical device designers: Geometric transition extrusion With … [Read more...] about 5 medical tubing manufacturing processes to achieve complex geometries
Medical tubing makers need to carefully control and tune their extrusion tooling to very tight tolerances in a cost-efficient manner. Flow channel geometry plays a critical role. Denis Finn, Guill Tool & Engineering The extrusion process brings with it several challenges, and a frontrunner is product quality, especially when it comes to … [Read more...] about How do flow dynamics work with extrusion tooling?
Guill (West Warwick, R.I.) recently introduced the 800 Series Hybrid, a new version of its 800 series of multi-layered extrusion tooling. The 800 Series Hybrid, according to Guill, retains the benefits of the overall 800 series: compact design, low residence time and a common deflector bore that eliminates tolerance stack up. But company … [Read more...] about Guill introduces new 800 Series Hybrid extrusion tooling
Tessy Plastics (Skaneateles, N.Y.) said it has expanded the cleanrooms in two manufacturing facilities in Skaneateles and Elbridge, N.Y. to accommodate new medical device business. Tessy's Skaneateles headquarters had 21,000 square feet of ISO Class 8 cleanroom space when the company bought the building in 2015. The company decided to rearrange … [Read more...] about Tessy Plastics expands cleanroom, acquires two firms
A group of Georgia Tech biomedical engineering students has created a new scalpel blade packaging that is designed to protect healthcare workers from injuries when handling scalpel blades. The invention is now a finalist in Georgia Tech's annual innovation competition, Inventure Prize. The four students were tasked with redesigning a medical … [Read more...] about These students redesigned scalpel packaging to prevent injuries
According to a new scientific study published in the December print publication of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC),i 87 percent of tested sterilized rigid containers – used in the sterilization of surgical instruments – allowed ingress of aerosolized bacteria under the test conditions used. This study calls into question the … [Read more...] about New study demonstrates 87% of rigid containers tested allowed bacterial contamination, and more