The Medical Devices Manufacturers Association website, located at http:// www.medicaldevices.org , represents its members'collective interests before Congress, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal agencies that develop or implement policies that affect the medical device industry. The site features the association's public policy agenda for the year, a comprehensive list of links to other medical device sites, and a members-only section including a bi-weekly newsletter and a regulatory roundup. Users can sign up online to become members.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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