How to Select Polymeric Materials for Medical Devices Produced Using Additive Manufacturing

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  • 1:45PM Jul 17, 2014
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By Crystal Morrison, Ph.D. The additive manufacturing community is abuzz with discussions of what the future will look like—for aerospace, for medicine, and for countless other fields. Those who approach additive manufacturing (AM) from a material science perspective are also considering what these advances mean at the material level—how will a polymer or plastic that […]

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Free Seminar: Polymeric Materials in Life Sciences

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  • 11:20AM Aug 16, 2013
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Do you work in the life sciences?  Have you faced challenges like these? “Polymers… I don’t understand them but I can’t live without them.” “I am looking to manufacture a device to be used in the life sciences.  What polymer properties are most important?” “If I change to a different polymer, will my product behave […]

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Product Failure Analysis: Consumer Product Affected by Inappropriate Raw Material

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Soon after roofing shingles were installed, the shingle manufacturer received complaints from numerous homeowners who observed rust-colored staining discharging from the shingles. The manufacturer replaced the shingles and began an investigation into the cause of the discoloration. Their in-house testing using an industry-standard method revealed the presence of corrosion-susceptible particles that were thought to be […]

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Manufacturer of Fire Resistive Materials Needs Materials Performance Answers

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Manufacturers rely on raw materials in the production process to maintain quality control and product consistency. Should supplier, production, worker health and safety or regulatory issues require a substitute or replacement material, the manufacturer is faced with choosing a material that meets the established quality and consistency criteria. Our client needed to determine whether the […]

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Contaminants

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Contamination in Current Manufacturing Processes Manufacturers are creating materials that have new characteristics and are using production technologies that incorporate new processes. These new variables affect the quality of the finished product. With more complex products comes the possibility of contaminants that, when discovered, warrant not only an investigation, but an integrated analytical program that […]

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