Working in an environment saturated with cables, machinery, people and various other obstacles is difficult at best and impossible at worst. These objects can get snagged, tangled, twisted together and make the task even more stressful than it might already be. Compound this with a high stress; high risk task that requires extreme attention to detail and accidents are bound to happen. Professions that operate in this type of highly focused
There are many types of cables used in polysomnography (sleep studies). Some will monitor sleep stages, some monitor sleep cycles and still others are used to identify disruptions in sleep patterns. These cables range from a typical EEG cable to a more complex snore sensor cable
Contract manufacturing requires a second party to produce a sub component or, even an entire device, for an OEM. Examples include a cable harness used for EMG monitoring or a sensor used in sleep studies. In each of these instances, the OEM develops the system and the contract manufacturer builds the medical components
Millions of patients worldwide depend on the ever-expanding world of medical devices, ranging from those that monitor blood pressure to those that diagnosis disease. These patients depend on medical equipment to be safe for use inside and outside of the body. Accordingly, the Federal Drug Administration, European Union
There are five fundamental constituents that make a cable: conductor, insulation, shield, filler and strength member. The conductor carries the power or signal to its desired location. The insulation isolates the conductor from adjacent
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Overseas manufacturers entice with their low costs of labor and production, but many American companies are finding out the hard way that paying for products to be made across the pond is not worth the cost. Manufacturing overseas adds additional hurdles to jump like language, cultural and time differences. But the trouble doesn't stop there. The low costs that overseas manufacturers bait companies with may not turn out to be so low after the drawn out process of shipping the product back to the U.S. Equally important to note is how enormously a company's carbon footprint would grow if it chose to manufacture overseas.
This paper will hopefully help in the selection of an appropriate polymer for your application. First thing to keep in mind is: polymer selection is dictated by the requiredperformance. Due to the continual increase in polymer demand, the performance of polymers has been heavily modified to conform to various customer driven needs. Thankfully wenow have many polymer options to choose from, but now with all the options picking the appropriate plastic can be a challenge. Within this paper we will show how using simplelogical decisions, a designer can select the most appropriate polymer for the job.