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A Serpentine Slip ‘n Slide
Designing Well
Annual Salary Survey: More Work, Fewer Resources	
3-D Scanners Improve Orthopedic Patient Experience and Increase Manufacturing Efficiency
Quality and Regulatory Personnel Sometimes Struggle for Cooperation
A Serpentine Slip ‘n Slide

Demand for lubricity in tubing is now on par with the constant demand for smaller and thinner tubing products. Read More >
Designing Well

Medtech designs increasingly are reflecting a market shift toward value-based solutions, consumerism and wellness/prevention programs. Read More >
Annual Salary Survey: More Work, Fewer Resources

Despite reporting overall growth and security, doing more with less is a common trend among this year’s annual salary survey respondents, as is a fear of a decline in innovation. Read More >
3-D Scanners Improve Orthopedic Patient Experience and Increase Manufacturing Efficiency

Artec Group’s 3-D scanners gain traction in the orthotics and prosthetics market. Read More >
Quality and Regulatory Personnel Sometimes Struggle for Cooperation

How can quality professionals get on management’s good side? Read More >
Online Exclusives
Validating Cleanliness Taking Human Factors Into Effect
by Emily Mitzel, Alpa Patel & Nick Workman, Nelson Laboratories, Contributing Columnists
Medical device manufacturers should build in a safety margin for instructions for use to accommodate for human factors that may be out of their control.

Infographic: U.S. Medical Device Industry by the Numbers
by Ranica Arrowsmith, Associate Editor & Sara Downing, Art Associate


Functionality vs. Simulated-Use Testing in Device Reprocessing
by Emily Mitzel, Alpa Patel & Nick Workman, Nelson Laboratories, Contributing Columnists
A brief look at functionality vs. simulated-use testing for processing and reprocessing of reusable scopes and medical devices.

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Videos
MICROMO Presents Piezo LEGS® Linear Motor Technology
Walking Principle Piezo LEGS® Linear

PiezoMotor LR17 – Presented During MD&M West 2014
The compact LR 17 is a mere 17 mm in diameter and has all the benefits coming from the Piezo LEGS technology. The stall torque from the motor is 30 mNm, which is high compared to its small size. Because of the self-locking feature of the friction drive, the motor can hold position without consuming any power. The integrated 15 bit magnetic absolute encoder gives a closed loop resolution of 0.2 milli-radians (0.01º).

MICROMO Presents Piezo Motor Technology
MICROMO represents PiezoMotor AB products in North America and partners closely with the PiezoMotor team to offer piezo motor solutions to the OEM market. Piezo motors are just one of many custom motion solutions offered by MICROMO.

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