DN Staff

June 4, 2001

3 Min Read
Hot Spots In Cyberspace

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What is your biggest engineering challenge? Many engineers tell us it's collaboration, working with partners, suppliers, contractors, even competitors inside and outside the company-often using different software and tools or rarely sharing an organizational system.

The next in a series of three Design News-PTC webcasts covers Engineering Collaboration and will tell you what you need to know and how to organize to collaborate with everyone in your design chain. Engineering experts from manufacturing companies will join with industry analysts on the webcast panel to cover:

  • Tools for innovating products in a collaborative world

  • Processes for collaboration

  • Examples of successful collaboration

Join us online right from your own computer at 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 27 for this free live Internet broadcast. Registration is required, so head on over to www.designnews.com and click on the webcast button on the left. While there, check out previous webcasts-Get it right the first time and Rapid design collaboration.

Name that device!

From the creators of Kellog's Cornflakes came the Battle Creek Vibratory Chair used in the Michigan sanitarium to cure what ails ya. Or the Violet Ray generator effective for beauty, health, and strength. These medical devices from years gone by and some from not so long ago are proudly displayed online at the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices (www.mtn.org/~quack). The site also features Great American Quacks and an Ephemera Collection, plus a plethora of quack links.

e-hub for medical devices

Doxamed.com (www.doxamed.com) calls itself the e-hub for the medical device industry and we found a huge directory on the site, as well. The site features news, an e-meeting service, links to medical device companies and regulatory agencies, contract manufacturing links, and R&D sites. In addition, check out the employment listings and financing and legal sections.

The safety game

If automotive safety is your game, then head on over to www.carcrash.org, the site for the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, a professional multidisciplinary organization dedicated entirely to motor vehicle crash injury prevention and control. The site offers links to a child booster seat conference, training sessions in biomechanics of impact trauma, plus tons of information on crash injury dynamics.

A database for everyone

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (www.nlm.nih.gov) features a listing of databases and electronic information sources. Links include Health Care Technology, Space Life Science, Grateful Med, and more.


The Advanced Medical Technology Association, www.advamed.org, is one of the largest medical technology associations, representing more than 800 manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products and medical information systems. Their site features membership information as well as a section discussing the industry in detail. The association is active in legislation and lobbying and highlights its testimony and actions in Congress.

'Nother org

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (www.aami.org) is another medical device organization. Their site features a directory of medical technology consultants, a pretty extensive listing of jobs, links to their peer-reviewed journal, and digital archives of content presented at their annual meeting.

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