PLA (polylactic acid) tweezer forceps
are a biodegradable alternative to plastic kit components. PLA is an allergen free; environmentally-friendly
material created from corn with the same physical properties as plastic
and can be sterilized using Gamma or ETO.
The white tweezer forceps have serrated teeth for a secure grip.
They are available in a 5.75 inch (146 mm) pointed
tip style (Part # 11484) and a
6 inch (152 mm) locking style (Part #
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.