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Kicking off 2019: Electrons and Innovations in MedTech @MD&M WEST

E-BEAM Services will be joining 19,000 of our close friends in sunny Anaheim, CA February 5-7 for a closer look at medical device innovations and e-beam applications at the MD&M West show. Showcasing the latest solutions in contract manufacturing, contract sterilization (yours truly 😉), manufacturing equipment, automation, R&D, medical device components, materials, plastics, and much […]

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Our 2019 New Year’s Resolutions

As the new year begins, the employees here at E-BEAM have started to work towards their individual resolutions. Alex would like to cut back on fast food… Olivia is going to get her yoga teacher’s certification… Alissa is definitely going to carve out more time for herself this year…

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E-BEAM Services brings the Power of Electrons to Minneapolis

E-Beam Services was on the road again sharing the amazing Power of Electrons story with attendees at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis show from October 31 through November 1. We always look forward to this show each year and being a part of the MD&M supplier showcase experience, as it is a great […]

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Crash Course Recap: Amorphous vs Crystalline Polymers

  Are you an organized traveler? Do you know how to pack your business pants to minimize creases? Or are you more likely to be throwing things in a bag at the last minute? And what in the world do these questions have to do with crosslinkable polymers?

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Radiation Chemistry Rules: What is Glass Transition Temperature?

amorphous polymer structures

Electron beam crosslinking  can enhance different polymer properties such as tensile strength, impact strength, high-heat properties, abrasion and chemical resistance, and environmental stress crack resistance. But not all polymers crosslink. So how can you tell if your polymer is a good fit for e-beam crosslinking? One of the factors that help us know if a […]

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E-beam Sterilization (in much less than a New York minute…)

This week, E-BEAM Services is once again heading to New York City for the MD&M East trade show. We’re looking forward to meeting new people, and exploring new applications for e-beam sterilization.

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Sun, Sand, and Polymers: NPE 2018

Though the show doesn’t officially start until Monday, the E-BEAM team has made their way down to the sunshine state to start prepping the booth (and do a little fishing while they can…). Located at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, the NPE officially goes into full swing on Monday morning and will […]

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E-BEAM does Boston (BIOMEDevice Boston, that is)

This April will find the E-BEAM team enjoying all Boston has to offer: walking the Freedom Trail, checking out Fenway Park, and of course too many (is there such a thing?) cannoli at Mike’s Pastry. And one more thing: the BIOMEDevice Boston show, on April 18th-19th.

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Crash Course Recap: Crosslinkable Polymers

The last E-BEAM Crash Course tackled the subject of crosslinkable polymers. But just what are crosslinkable polymers? Ionizing radiation produced by the electron beam breaks bonds within the molecules of the polymers. With some polymers, these bonds reform in a beneficial way, which we call crosslinking. For example, polyethylene is a polymer that is relatively […]

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Crash Course Recap: The 4 Steps to Sterilization Validation

E-BEAM’s latest Crash Course walks the viewer through a quick overview of the four main steps to sterilization validation. To be able to officially declare your medical device as sterile after processing, you must first perform a sterilization validation. Radiation sterilization methods, like e-beam, are monitored by the ISO 11137 standard. But don’t worry, both […]

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