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INSIDER : Medical
Contact Lens Could Prevent Blindness

Diabetic retinopathy destroys cells of the retina, leading to blindness. Existing treatments are painful and invasive, involving lasers and injections into the eyeball. A Caltech graduate student developed a glow-in-the-dark contact lens that interrupts the process that destroys cells of the retina.

On-Demand Webinars : Medical
Design for Manufacturability, Cleanability, & Serviceability

Designing durable medical devices is challenging due to the rise of superbug threats causing more stringent disinfecting protocols throughout medical facilities.

Tech Talks : Medical
Choosing the Appropriate Assembly Platform

There are five critical factors to consider when looking for the most cost-effective solutions for complex assembly automation problems. After these are addressed, it’s important to determine the best transport and tooling actuation technology – non-synchronous, synchronous, or synchronized. This...

Tech Talks : Medical
Disposable Syringe Reliability with Light-Cure Adhesives

One of the challenges of disposable syringe production is how to attach the stainless steel cannula or needle permanently and safely to the plastic hub. Most designs rely on adhesives to ensure a high-strength bond. Critical to avoiding failure is validating not only the appropriate...

Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will 3D Printing Get Past the Plastic?
If you think there’s too much hype surrounding 3D printing, perhaps that’s because you’re only thinking about plastic parts.
Articles : Photonics/Optics
Products of Tomorrow: May 2018

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Briefs : Medical
A Fast, Non-Destructive Test for Two-Dimensional Materials

Thinning a material down to a single-atom thickness can dramatically change that material’s physical properties. Graphene, the best known two-dimensional (2D) material, has...

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