Posts categorized as“Engineering”

Nigel Syrotuck

The Forgotten Art of Tolerancing

Modern education seems to be leaving behind a crucial lesson: Tolerancing After speaking recently with budding young engineering students, I was pleased to hear that many get consistent access to engineering technology in their high school and undergraduate programs. It’s fantastic that hands-on exposure to tools such as 3D printers are becoming more common. That […]

Astero StarFish

Our Top 10 medical device development videos in 2020

Our top 2020 medical device development videos include 6 new videos. They join favorites from previous years and cover subjects including 2020 updates, COVID implications for research and POC devices, optimizing founder value, manufacturing for NPI, IVD insights, and working at StarFish.

Joshua Hayes

Battery safety for medical devices

As medical devices and instruments become more portable and ultimately wireless, the need for a reliable power source has become a major design element.  The demand for ever smaller, higher density battery packs is growing as portable medical devices shrink in size and develop more ergonomic forms.  With all of the size, form, capacity and […]

Astero StarFish

What’s the worst mistake you can make when developing a medical device?

How many have you made? We posed the question, “What’s the worst mistake you can make when developing a medical device?” to our team of engineering, design, quality, regulatory and manufacturing experts. The answers were fast and furious (well, filled with enthusiasm) and in no particular order of importance, May you read and learn from […]

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Top 10 COVID-19 Medical innovations

Rapid technological advancement is often triggered by external events such as international conflicts, political pressure, economic downturn, competitions or disease.  The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the drive for technological advancement. Scientists, engineers and innovators have risen to the challenge by doing that which they do best – designing, building and prototyping. Here are my top […]

Josh Coutts

Addressing ingress protection for home healthcare medical devices

What the standard says and what you should know. Increasingly medical device technology is filtering down from hospitals and into patients’ homes.  Designers need to understand and address the impact of this transition on the medical device design when addressing ingress protection for home healthcare medical devices 60601-1-11 Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment […]

Kristofor Dolberg

Mitigating the parasitic properties of capacitors

This article is about the parasitic properties of capacitors. It discusses the issues they cause, mitigating the parasitic properties, and even how to turn them into something useful. Note: This article assumes an understanding of basic circuit theory. In particular, it assumes knowledge of the behaviour of ideal capacitors, resistors, and inductors.

Aaron Philippsen

Better brainstorming for medical device product development

This blog is about better brainstorming for medical device product development and includes using a systematic method of brainstorming that may help highlight higher quality concepts before detailed design begins. Brainstorming for medical device product development has previousy been covered by former StarFish colleague, Boyd Allin.  I highly recommend you read that blog as well.

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