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European Medical Device Technology, Spring 2015

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emdt.co.uk European Medical Device Technology Spring 2015 | 37 Ultra-Red fluorescing technologies, giving device manufacturers the efficiency benefits of rapid, on-demand curing and easy cure confirmation and postcure bond-line inspection. In their uncured state, these adhesives are blue to facilitate verification of placement; but as they cure with exposure to ultraviolet light, they become colourless, signalling clearly that they are fully cured and the bond site is secure. They fluoresce bright red under low-intensity 365-nm black light, contrasting well with plastics that naturally fluoresce blue. This property allows manufacturers to incorporate either an automated or manual quality inspection process into the production line to verify complete and accurate placement of the adhesive after curing. Dymax Europe GmbH Stand 5E40 Cyanoacrylate adhesive Clear Loctite 4902 cyanoacrylate adhesive from Henkel AG & Co. KGaA is highly flexible, possessing an elongation capability of 155% after cure, and cures rapidly, fixing to polycarbonate and ABS in 5 to 10 seconds, steel in 10 to 30 seconds, aluminium in less than 20 seconds, nitrile rubber in 20 to 45 seconds, and acrylic in 30 to 45 seconds. Its block-shear bond strength on acrylic is 8 N/mm2, on polycarbonate is 15 N/ mm2, and on ABS is 25 N/mm2, and its lap-shear bond to steel and aluminium measures 12 and 14 N/mm2, respectively. Suitable for use in the assembly of disposable medical devices, the adhesive offers biocompatibility in accordance with ISO 10993. Henkel AG & Co. KGaA Stand 5C44 Laser-welding systems for microfluidics A manufacturer of laser-based systems for diverse types of plastics welding, Leister Technologies AG presents a combination of scanning system and fibre laser, adjustable in welding width, that helps make developing plastic microfluidic devices efficient. The system precludes the necessity of designing and producing a series of masks through several product design cycles in order to weld a large surface area with various microstructures. Freely programmable, it allows the functionality of the microfluidic system and the weld to be flexibly tested during the design phase, before transfer into production. Leister Technologies AG Stand 5A09 Ultrasonic spray-coating MediCoat DES3000 is a turnkey ultrasonic spray-coating system that can be incorporated into production processes for coating arterial metal and bioabsorbable drug-eluting stents with antirestenosis drug-and-polymer solutions, including paclitaxel, zotarolimus, sirolimus and everolimus. Manufacturer Sono-Tek Corp., a specialist in ultrasonic technology for stent coating, has experience spraying drug-eluting polymer solutions on implantable stents of any geometry in order to create uniform thin-film coatings without the appearance of webbing. Sono-Tek Corp. Stand 5H12 Extrusion - Molding - Assembly www.RAUMEDIC.com Stand 5E60 know-how and powered by passion perfection Polymer

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