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 CONTENTS COVER STORY 8 DEVELOPING NEW FLUID MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR IN-VITRO DIAGNOSTICS EQUIPMENT MEN


MATERIALS IN DESIGN


With the growth in 3D printing, the need for tailored and advanced materials will only increase


CABLES & CONNECTORS


12


Electrical connectors are used in almost every type of equipment, so a wide variety of formats, sizes and ratings are needed


MEDICAL INDUSTRY


29


IEC 62366 offers a comprehensive and proven process for ensuring medical device usability


33 CONTENTS


Developing new fluid management solutions for in-vitro diagnostics equipment


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NEWS


5. RS Components announces impact of its STEM education strategy


FEATURES


Materials in design & prototyping... 10. The right finish for improved performance


12. Material developments


PLCs, HMIs & industrial PCs... 15. Controlling productivity


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Hydraulics & pneumatics... 19. The future of pneumatics


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Medical industry... 31. A standard way to ensure device usability


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