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.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.