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Second series of slow-motion videos of ultra precision machining

Precitech and Vision Research, both businesses of AMETEK, Inc., have partnered with Levicron, a German manufacturer of air-bearing spindles, to create unique slow-motion videos of ultra precision machining. Together they have released a second series of these videos, allowing viewers to see additional processes in detail not available until now. “This latest series of videos

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Master Bond electrically insulative epoxy systems

With biocompatibility and cytotoxicity certifications, Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med is often selected for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications in the medical device industry. This two component epoxy system withstands a variety of sterilization methods, including EtO, radiation and many cold sterilants. EP21AOLV-2Med is thermally conductive and electrically isolating with a smooth consistency and good flow

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WAGO celebrates 35 years in North America

On September 21st, WAGO Corporation celebrates 35 years of operational excellence in the North American marketplace. WAGO made its initial entry into the North American marketplace with its revolutionary CAGE CLAMP® technology in 1979. “We faced a lot of initial resistance when we first entered the market, since then industries quickly adopted what is today

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AutomationDirect offers free eBook download

AutomationDirect’s new eBook, “Automation 101: An Industry Guide to Control System Engineering” is now available as a free download. Designed as a general guide for the specification, design and installation of automated control systems, this eBook is filled with information and references that takes readers from the skills required to recognize an operation or process

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Fiber laser technology improves metal micromachining costs and quality

by Dr. Geoff Shannon, Miyachi America It is a fact of life that components are getting smaller and smaller, especially in the medical, automotive and electronics markets. New micromachining technology, including advanced laser systems with superior beam quality, can give results similar to traditional machining technologies, but faster and more flexibly. The laser systems used

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PEEK hammertoe anchor device ensures stability

With a modulus close to that of bone and strong toughness and fatigue resistance, Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers will be used in a hammertoe fusion device for the first time. Extremity Medical LLC, Parsippany, N.J., a manufacturer of orthopedic implants for the distal extremities, received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for

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A guide to meeting the IEC60601-1-11 standard in home healthcare devices

Population growth, an increasing rate of chronic disease and economic factors are behind the growing demand for medical electrical equipment for use in home settings. Concurrently, the level of knowledge or understanding by the patient or caregiver, environmental factors and unpredictable factors are placing greater demands on the safety, durability and operability of medical equipment

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