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Regulations/Standards

The Battle over EV Value-Add Has Begun

A critical industry transition is underway that some already are viewing as an impending battle. At stake is supplier value-add share versus that of OEMs as light-vehicle propulsion formats shift...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Exploring Valve Technology Requirements Under the New MDR

Although the pandemic has delayed the MDR’s validation date, it has not diminished the importance of this new regulation.

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Regulations/Standards

SAE WCX 2022: The Road to Zero Emissions Has Many Lanes

Emissions are currently one of the hottest macro topics across the automotive industry. Governments around the world are ramping up regulations over the coming decades to reduce...

Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

Visualizing Value at the Speed of Light

See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Nanoscale Sensors Measure Elusive Water Levels in Leaves

A new technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, where water in plants is most actively managed.

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Regulations/Standards

Establishing Proper Validation of Extruded Silicone Tubing

Bring your project from the process development phase of manufacturing to a fully validated one.

Features
Medical

New Requirements for Medical Device Cleaning Validations: An Overview of ST98

As medical devices become more advanced and innovative, so do the regulations that surround them.

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Design

Creating Robust Reprocessing Instructions for Reusable Device IFUs

Developing IFUs for reusable devices presents a unique challenge that requires focused attention to ensure patient safety: the reprocessing method.

Briefs
Design

Mastering the UKCA Compliance Challenge

Deadlines are approaching for compliance.

Technology Leaders
Electronics & Computers

Design Strategies for Converting Rotary Motion into Linear Motion

Medical pipettes, syringes, and mesotherapy devices often move loads linearly instead of rotationally.

Technology Leaders
Medical

Impact Modified Acrylic Copolymers: Understanding Chemical Resistance

An objective screening matrix to enable medical device manufacturers in identifying the appropriate material for device assemblies.

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Regulations/Standards

Automotive Cybersecurity Needs Serious Work

According to the BlackBerry 2021 Threat Report, which looks at cybersecurity threats of all types on a global basis, “modern automobiles are effectively insecure networks.” The authors...

Briefs
Materials

Photoreceptor System for Melatonin Regulation and Phototherapy

This system treats light-responsive disorders or deficits such as eating disorders, sleep problems, hormone-sensitive cancers, and cardiovascular disorders.

Features
Regulations/Standards

New Regulations, New Timelines: How Chemistry Changed in Response to ISO 10993-18:2020

Understand what part 18 of the 1099318 standard means for your product’s overall life cycle.

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Regulations/Standards

'Level 2+': Making Automated Driving Profitable, Mainstream

Soon after SAE International released its J3016 “Levels of Automated Driving” standard in January 2014, engineers and product planners working in automated-vehicle...

Technology Leaders
Design

Determining When to Outsource Your Medical Device Testing

Weighing your testing options is imperative to submission success.

Features
Design

Medical Device Innovation: Three Keys to Success in the Face of COVID-19

Having a strong business plan can provide a resilient foundation for successful medical device innovation.

Supplier Eye
Connectivity

Strategy Reset

Entering a post-COVID phase may seem easy compared to the required actions and commitments the industry faced just a couple of months ago. Collectively, the ecosystem of OEMs, suppliers, dealers and even consumers...

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Materials

LSR Technology: A New Dimension in Design of Medical Devices

Learn how liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is playing a major role in the fabrication of new medical devices.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Regulatory Landscape Challenges Commercial-Vehicle Engine Development

Regulations like California’s recent Advanced Clean Trucks rule, which calls for every new truck sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2045, will drive...

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Regulations/Standards

EU MDR Economic Operators: Sharing Compliance Duties across the Supply Chain

A number of manufacturers are still in the process of confirming who qualifies as an "Economic Operator."

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Playing Defense⁠ — Uncertain Regulations Stall the Implementation of Counter-UAS Technology in The U.S.

A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.

Articles
Unmanned Systems

New EU Patent System Could Unify and Simplify Process

To engineers who are developing autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies, the legal landscape around innovation can look increasingly complex. And the patent path may seem daunting. But...

Features
Test & Measurement

Your MDR Strategy: Start with a Gap Analysis

How to make sense of the 566-page Medical Device Regulation (MDR). This article focuses on a strategy to address material information and what should be included in a gap analysis.

Features
Regulations/Standards

Class I Manufacturers: 8 Steps to Tackle EU MDR Compliance

Why Class I manufacturers should not place European Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR) compliance at the end of their to-do lists.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Layered Composite Insulation

This cost-saving piping insulation has uses in refrigerated containers that protect food, medicine, and other perishables.

Technology Leaders
Test & Measurement

Preparing for MDR? Don’t Overlook the Analytical Evaluation Threshold

Medical device manufacturers have a big challenge in preparing for their regulatory device submissions for 2020. In addition to the European Union’s new Medical Device...

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Regulations/Standards

GM’s Cruise Unveils Dedicated Self-Driving Vehicle Built for Upgradable Hardware

In 2016, General Motors acquired Cruise Automation, thereby launching its self-driving business. After four years using modified Chevrolet Bolt...

Articles
Aerospace

Employing the Electrical Digital Twin to Mitigate Compliance Risk in Aerospace

With the rise in electrification and design complexity, aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to look for new methodologies to mitigate compliance risk.