Working off of our post yesterday in regards to the FDA announcing an upcoming statement on 3D printing in the medical community, Plastics Today has put together a great slideshow that highlights the influence of plastics in this year’s Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). This year’s MDEA’s is the 17th year of the annual awards and has a strong influence
As we covered yesterday with the 3D printed skull used as a medical implant, plastics is propelling the medical industry in leaps and bounds. Plastics Today published a story on scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park who have developed a specific poly blend that can be applied via airbrush to seal open wounds. The process has only been
Yesterday we featured coverage from the Plastics New Executive Forum that focused on the importance of supply chain management. Today we wanted to point your attention to an article from the Executive Forum coverage that points to the upswing of the plastics industry. Since the recession ended in 2009 the industry has seen year over year growth but nothing to
While our most recent blog highlighted the demand of PEEK rising for use within implantable medical devices there was an interesting slideshow from Plastics Today published recently that highlights medical devices that are wearable. While each of the devices featured in the presentation are unique, you will notice that plastics play a predominant role in the fabrication of these pieces.
Plastics News published an interesting article recently on the increasing demand of PEEK with use for implantable medical parts. Medical manufacturers appear to be moving away from metal implants due to the high price of titanium and plastics ability to avoid complications after implantation. Titanium, even as light a metal, still has tendencies to migrate after the procedure causing potential
Technology plays a key role in product development these days. Electronics are thinner, cars are safer, materials are stronger and lighter at the same time and now it has been reported that a German mold maker has developed the works first seven component mold. The mold is intended for use with toothbrush manufacturing, helping to reduce downtime during production cycle.
While supply chain accountability has taken center stage with the debacle at Aston Martin it is still the use of counterfeit DuPont material that spurred the recall. Plastics Today published an article Wednesday on a Texas based company that is developing specific technology that will help ensure processors are not using counterfeit product. The article is an interesting read that