Medical http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8212/more en Technology Adds the Sense of Touch to Prosthetic Hands http://machinedesign.com/medical/technology-adds-sense-touch-prosthetic-hands <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz, Senior Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Biomedical researchers at the Veterans Administration are exploring options and developing techniques for directly stimulating nerves to let prosthetic users feel sensations in their artificial hands.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/technology-adds-sense-touch-prosthetic-hands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/technology-adds-sense-touch-prosthetic-hands#comments Technologies Medical Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:47:00 +0000 39711 at http://machinedesign.com Five Cost-Cutting Powder-Metal Part Designs http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs <div class="field-deck"> Can’t decide between machining and 3D printing? Powder-metallurgy techniques might be your answer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deciding between machining and 3D printing may point you to powder-metallurgy processes. Powder metal parts are complex so they cut weight, yet they can be produced in large quantities and have proven higher strength and quality over 3D-printed parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs#comments Automotive Medical Metals Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:12:00 +0000 39461 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Abduction and Adduction (Biomechanics) http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-abduction-and-adduction-biomechanics <div class="node-body article-body">In medicine and biomechanics, movements of limbs and other body parts toward or away from the center line of the body (a line that runs up and down the center of the human body) are termed adduction and abduction, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-abduction-and-adduction-biomechanics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-abduction-and-adduction-biomechanics#comments Medical Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:29:00 +0000 39371 at http://machinedesign.com Lasers Help Identify Biological Targets in Liquids Traveling at 400 mph http://machinedesign.com/sensors/lasers-help-identify-biological-targets-liquids-traveling-400-mph <div class="node-body article-body">Lasers Help Identify Biological Targets in Liquids Traveling at 400 mph</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/lasers-help-identify-biological-targets-liquids-traveling-400-mph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/lasers-help-identify-biological-targets-liquids-traveling-400-mph#comments Medical Sensors Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 38881 at http://machinedesign.com How To Design Safe Medical Products http://machinedesign.com/medical/how-design-safe-medical-products <div class="field-byline"> Peter Havel, Senior Vice President Global Head of Medical &amp; Health Services, Director U. S. Medical Health Service Div., TUV SUD America Inc., San Diego, Calif. </div> <div class="field-deck"> It isn’t enough to design products that meet industry standards. Engineers must use a formal method that identifies and mitigates risks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Developers must go to surprising lengths to demonstrate that medical hardware and software is safe. Several standards and accepted practices help nail down requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/how-design-safe-medical-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/how-design-safe-medical-products#comments Medical Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:43:00 +0000 38391 at http://machinedesign.com Mainstreaming alert: 3D-printed parts in GE engines and X-ray machines http://machinedesign.com/blog/mainstreaming-alert-3d-printed-parts-ge-engines-and-x-ray-machines <div class="node-body blog-body">When General Electric puts metal 3D-printed parts in its X-ray machines, you know it's gone mainstream. That's what the research summarized in this year's Wohler’s Report on 3D printing also suggests. Here, I explain one application that proves how far 3D printing has come.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/product-design-engineering">Product Design Engineering</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/mainstreaming-alert-3d-printed-parts-ge-engines-and-x-ray-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/mainstreaming-alert-3d-printed-parts-ge-engines-and-x-ray-machines#comments 3D Printing Editorial Comment Medical News Product Design Engineering Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:11:00 +0000 38281 at http://machinedesign.com RFID Makes Internet of Things Come to Life http://machinedesign.com/temperature-sensors/rfid-makes-internet-things-come-life <div class="field-byline"> Matthew Trotter, Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Information and Communications Laboratory (GTRI ICL) | Edited by Lindsey Frick </div> <div class="field-deck"> Though RFID technology has been around for decades, new technologies and R&D promise to bring a flood of new applications to numerous industries. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though RFID technology has been around for decades, new technologies and R&D promise to bring a flood of new applications to numerous industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/temperature-sensors/rfid-makes-internet-things-come-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/temperature-sensors/rfid-makes-internet-things-come-life#comments Medical Packaging Embedded Sensors Temperature Sensors Thu, 15 May 2014 15:47:00 +0000 37511 at http://machinedesign.com Scenes from LAB DAY Chicago: Advanced dental materials and desktop tools http://machinedesign.com/medical/scenes-lab-day-chicago-advanced-dental-materials-and-desktop-tools <div class="node-body gallery-body">Scenes from LAB DAY Chicago: Advanced dental materials and desktop tools</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/scenes-lab-day-chicago-advanced-dental-materials-and-desktop-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/scenes-lab-day-chicago-advanced-dental-materials-and-desktop-tools#comments Medical News Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:55:00 +0000 36021 at http://machinedesign.com <p>VITA Suprinity, a zirconia-reinforced lithium silicate ceramic from Vident, Brea, Calif. (www.vident.com), was displayed for the first time in the U. S. The new-generation ceramic has 10 times the zirconium-dioxide content of traditional CAD/CAM glass ceramic, as well as a fine-grained and homogeneous structure.<br /> <br /> The material is referred to as a &ldquo;new generation of glass ceramic&rdquo; and is designed for anterior and posterior crowns, implant restorations, as well as inlays, onlays, and veneers.<br /> <br /> The material will be available in the U. S. later this year and will work in a select list of milling machines including the CEREC/inLab MC XL, Amann Girrbach Ceramill Motion 2, and the KaVo Arctica 2.</p> Zero-PFOA PTFE coatings for medical devices http://machinedesign.com/materials/zero-pfoa-ptfe-coatings-medical-devices <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In response to a federal mandate for a new formulation of Teflon and other PTFEs, <a href="http://www.boydcoatings.com/">Boyd Coatings Research</a> has developed a proprietary chemistry and application process for zero-PFOA PTFE coatings. Unlike some versions on the market that have been plagued by flaking and adhesion problems, the new coatings from Boyd have proven successful on guidewires and other medical devices after nearly a year in the field.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/zero-pfoa-ptfe-coatings-medical-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/zero-pfoa-ptfe-coatings-medical-devices#comments Medical Materials Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:15:00 +0000 34261 at http://machinedesign.com Getting the most out of medical R&D in China and India http://machinedesign.com/medical/getting-most-out-medical-rd-china-and-india <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There are a lot of reasons for performing R&amp;D in Asia, particularly for companies in the medical device field, but outsourcing American jobs isn&#39;t among those reasons.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/getting-most-out-medical-rd-china-and-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/getting-most-out-medical-rd-china-and-india#comments Medical Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:44:00 +0000 33871 at http://machinedesign.com