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.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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.