Boasting a well-trained workforce, lower manufacturing costs, proximity to the entire North American market and access to emerging markets in Central and South America, Mexico remains an attractive option for manufacturers.
The protocol developed by Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) will help medical device manufacturers determine which materials are prone to discoloration, crazing and mechanical failure when subjected to harsh disinfectants typically used in healthcare settings.
When monitoring the vital signs of the extrusion process—melt temperature, melt pressure and motor load—it’s critical to know where you are measuring, what to expect and what may throw off the results.
Roberta Nelson Shea from Universal robots explains the safety strategies that allow collaborative robots to work side-by-side with humans. She points out the standards involved in making sure these robots do no harm to their human co-workers.
Working prototypes of roll-up screens and plastic electronic biosensors have been demonstrated, according to a report, and bendable smart phones, self-charging laptops and bio-tattoos are on the brink of entering the real world.