Go With The Flow

Building Better Engineers Through Kung Fu

Posted on January 6, 2017

When I think of all the people I’ve worked with over the past 30+ years in the engineering world,  few have had more of a profound impact on me than one particular supervisor I worked for several years ago.

When something went wrong, for which he thought I was…

Categories: Design

My Best Engineering Advice Ever

Posted on December 9, 2016

Life gives us teachable moments on a regular basis. The same may be said about advice, whether given or received.

One piece of sage wisdom given to me way back when, helped me as an engineer and continues to do so even now in my role as Diba’s U…

IVD Market Diagnosis

Posted on November 28, 2016

Diba Industries, Inc. was prominently featured in a recent Medical Product Outsourcing magazine article titled IVD Market Diagnosis. This article succinctly sums up the IVD market and the impact of technology upon it.

Additionally, as the article correctly points out, the IVD market is “… a very dynamic market that is…

Be Sure. Go Custom.

Posted on November 18, 2016

Design engineers who are tasked with optimizing fluidic flow path performance have important decisions to make when designing for medical, life sciences or diagnostic applications.

Traditional fluidic component options that are available for design engineers may consist of off-the-shelf thermoplastic machined manifolds, standard fittings, tubing assemblies, valves, pumps…

The Early Bird Gets The Worm Project

Posted on October 27, 2016

The Importance of Early Involvement in a Project’s Design

When designing an In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) system, the level of regulations to which the machines are subject are high (i.e., FDA and/or EU approvals). For this reason, these systems go through extended periods of testing in which…

Categories: Design

When All Else Fails, Listen To Your Customer

Posted on October 13, 2016

At Diba, we strive to be close enough to customers that they will share their fluid handling challenges with us. Here is one such case below.

The Need:
The R&D Engineers at a Diba customer in the business of manufacturing diagnostic test kits for clinical labs asked us…

Categories: Probes

Wash, Rinse, Repeat Engineering Need Not Apply

Posted on September 22, 2016

Wash, rinse, repeat – once found only on shampoo bottles – has moved into the everyday American lexicon. Now it’s commonly used as a humorous way of saying that instructions should be repeated until a certain goal is reached.

That may be so in everyday life, but that’s no way…

Categories: Fluid Heaters,Manifolds

The Devil Is In The Details

Posted on September 14, 2016

An Example Of What To Watch Out For When Designing A Positive Bottom Seal Connection

Design Engineers concentrate on the materials they need to use for the connector and port, ensuring chemical compatibility. They also focus on the size of the connector, making sure that what protrudes out of the…

Categories: Connection Fittings

Go With The Flow

Posted on August 26, 2016

Announcing the first of our new blog posts from Diba Industries, Inc. Our goal with this blog is to inform, guide, and maybe even entertain our readers about fluidics design, innovation and business-related topics. We are also optimistic that you will share your comments and questions with us on…

Categories: Introduction