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Wearable technology and patient mobility

13 February 2017 electronics

Advances in wearable technology are coming thick and fast. Even that most conservative of investor, Warren Buffet, has seen fit to put his weight behind the wearable tech industry. With these advances comes multiple benefits, none more so than in the medical field. We all understand the idea of smart watches and other gizmos which […]

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Challenging surface activation applications met by the Piezobrush PZ2

17 January 2017 medical

The Relyon Plasma Piezobrush® PZ2 has nozzle attachment options for surface activation across a wide range of applications. Treatment of metals, and smaller and more precise applications are now possible. The use of a variety of special gases enhance the possibilities of PDD (Piezoelectric Direct Discharge) on challenging substrates. Based on the direct, electric discharge at […]

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Mixing silicones for facial and other prosthetics – in the press

30 November 2016 case study

It’s great to see our Thinky ARE-250 Mixing and Degassing Machine feature in the latest edition of the Journal of the Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists (IMPT). The piece describes how we worked with Jim Dimond, Consultant Clinical Maxillofacial Prosthetist at University Hospital Coventry to help him save time and improve the quality of their mixing process when […]

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Case Study: preeflow volumetric adhesive dispensing helps ensure integrity of life-saving medical device

21 October 2016 case study

Our customer BPR Medical, based in Mansfield, Nottingham, is a perfect example of a small British company which combines expertise, creativity and entrepreneurialism to design, develop and manufacture world-beating products for export worldwide and use in the United Kingdom, for which it was rewarded in 2012 with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. As with […]

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Case study: mixing silicones for facial and other prosthetics

3 October 2016 case study

The manufacture of a medical prosthetic device for a patient’s face or similar area is a highly skilled job; each one is unique, and needs to be handled with great sensitivity, as both functional and cosmetic considerations are involved. It may require careful mixing and colour matching of a silicone moulding compound, with no air […]

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Epoxy adhesives & potting compounds for specialist applications

28 September 2016 adhesives

The new Polytec PT brochure offers information on specialist epoxy resin adhesives and potting compounds for electronics, electrical engineering, optical and medical industries. It details high strength optically transparent epoxies, including formulations with flexibility in the Shore A range. Medical device manufacturers will find products which are biocompatible and tested to USP Class VI. These materials […]

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