MATERIALS: Fabrico provides specialty materials, engineering and manufacturing services for medical products ranging from IV site and wound care to medical devices and disposables. Using a fully equipped Class 7 (10,000) clean room, Fabrico converts materials such as electrical grade papers, films, coated cloths, laminates and tapes for the most demanding medical applications. Fabrico has an extensive manufacturing capability that ranges from die cutting and slitting to more complex laser and water jet cutting for intricate patterns and materials. Some of the materials Fabrico custom converts include diagnostic test strips and carrier frames, composite wound care dressings, die-cut medical grade foam tape, bio-compatible pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes (both woven and non-woven) and hypoallergenic adhesive tapes for cosmetic applications. Fabrico also provides printing services for tamper-evident and custom pressure sensitive labels used on various medical products.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.