4 Best Medical Device Assembly Techniques

Over the past decade medical devices have become more intricate, leading manufacturers to focus on quality to eliminate production failures, defects, and field failures.

Speed Up Your Process and Safeguard Against Incomplete Cures with Encompass® Technology

Dymax understands the pressure placed on manufacturers to keep pace with changing technologies in industries like medical device assembly, consumer electronics design, and aerospace and defense. Routine manufacturing procedures such as adhesive cure...

Ideal Bond Gap Sizes for Tube Set and Catheter Bonding Applications

 We have an application in which we are bonding multiple tubes into a polycarbonate substrate. Right now we have several bonds including: bonding a PVC tube as a pocket fit into polycarbonate, bonding a polyurethane tube as a pocket fit into...

Will Autoclaving Melt Medical Device Adhesives?

What type of medical device adhesive will bond metals/plastics and will melt when it is in an autoclave sterilization? That is, we need the adhesive to NOT survive the autoclave sterilization.

Chemical Compatibility of 190-M Adhesive

We currently use 190-M for sealing epoxy-potted polypropylene fibers. What is the chemical compatibility of Dymax 190-M to aqueous Sulfuric acid at 40% concentration and Hydrochloric acid at the same concentration? If the 190-M information is not...

What adhesive will withstand Sterrad NX sterilization?

As I'm sure you are aware many healthcare facilities are now sterilizing their small-diameter flexible scopes in the Sterrad NX system on the advanced cycle setting (90% Hydrogen Peroxide). Does Dymax recommend a particular adhesive to use on these...

Dymax Talks LCMs with Design News

Why are medical device manufacturers choosing to work with light-curable adhesives now more than ever? Increased cost savings, faster cure times, and environmentally compliant components make LCMs a top choice for designers and manufacturers alike.

Bonding to Polyetherimide

  "We have a small case, molded in two halves, from Ultem (GE or SABIC). Is there an adhesive that will pass the following autoclave profile: 127°C, 50 minutes, steam based?"

A few options come to mind. Ultem, or polyetherimide, can be a little difficult...

Bond Strength Issues When Bonding PVC to ABS

"We have recently taken on some medical tubing device-assembly work from another company but the information supplied seems to be missing some crucial points. We are having bond-strength issues when fixing a flexible PVC tube into the female port of an...

What Adhesive Can I Use to Bond PEBAX to Latex?

"We are looking for a medical-grade adhesive for bonding PEBAX (72D MED) tubing to latex nature rubber. We need shore hardness of a UV adhesive below 50D after cured. What is the best adhesive for this application? Also, which pre-surface treatment is...

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