Hospitals' need for single-use surgical instruments may spike as they resume elective procedures following the worst of COVID-19. Outsourcing with a credible tubing partner allows OEMs to focus on core competencies internally and free up other resources for maximum competitive advantage. Jim Jock, Micro As elective surgeries resume during … [Read more...] about How the resumption of elective surgery may spur demand for high-volume surgical instruments
Micro announced this month that it has opened a new 15,000-square-foot R&D center in a recently purchased building next to its present facilities in Somerset, N.J. The acquired 50,000-square-foot building will also serve as Micro's headquarters offices, allowing the company to optimize manufacturing in the two other locations next … [Read more...] about Micro expands in New Jersey
BIOMEDevice Boston is one of the largest medical device manufacturing tradeshows in New England The annual event— held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 15–16 — provides an opportunity for more than 4,000 engineers and executives and 400 suppliers in the region's design and manufacturing industry to connect and network. Hundreds … [Read more...] about 8 BIOMEDevice exhibitors you should know
Metal injection molding (MIM) works well for high-volume production of small, complex medical device parts of consistent quality. Steve Santoro, Micro Demand for small, lightweight, high-strength, complex-shaped components is growing across industries today, from automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense to orthodontics and … [Read more...] about Metal injection molding vs. machining: When MIM is best
Medical device contract manufacturer Micro said it has expanded to a third building in Somerset, N.J. The new facility is located between the company's existing properties. The company said it will use 35,000 of the building's 50,000 square feet of space for offices, freeing up more space for manufacturing in the other two buildings. Staff began … [Read more...] about Micro adds a building to expand manufacturing space
Most small hand-held devices used for surgery include some type of tubing technology. The design engineer ultimately must decide whether drawn tubing or a rolled tube technology will best suit a particular device. Jim Jock, Micro Metal tubes are frequently used for the shafts of disposable and reusable medical instruments. The tubes can be … [Read more...] about What is metal tubing for medical devices?
Articulating instruments that include metal tubing offer more bend, flex and reach – and thus more freedom for surgeons who require minimally invasive tools for minimally invasive procedures. Steve Jacobsen, Micro The ability to grasp different angles, degrees and rotations is not typically easy with straight, rigid medical instruments. … [Read more...] about The tubing secrets behind articulated medical instruments
Paul Dvorak, Editor Mention tubing in a medical context and most designers think of extruded polymers. But there is more to medical tubing than plastics. Metal tubes play a significant role in most hand-held medical devices. A conversation with Al Carolonza, director of market research, and Steve Santoro, executive VP, at contract manufacturer … [Read more...] about What designers should know about processing metal tubing