News | April 4, 2023

Accumold Set To Make A Splash At Medtec Live 2023

Source: Accumold

(3rd April 2023, Ankeny, Iowa, USA) The Accumold team is proud to be exhibiting in Hall 1 Booth 1-209 at Medtec LIVE in Nuremberg, Germany 23-25 May. As a high-tech manufacturer of precision micro molded plastic components with part geometries from 5cm to less than 1mm in size, Accumold will be using the show to demonstrate what can be achieved through its market-leading micro molding expertise on an array of materials including PEEK, Ultem, LCP, and most engineered thermoplastics.

Aaron Johnson, VP of Marketing & Customer Strategy at Accumold says, “Medical device manufacturers are constantly seeking smaller products and components with ever tighter tolerances, often at the micron level. Safety-critical products require absolute precision, completely repeatable manufacturing processes, and zero failure rates. To accomplish this, they must work with and partner with micro molding experts who are at the cutting edge of design and production. Accumold stands out among its competitors due to its complete vertical integration. This enables the company to act as a one-stop solution for medical device and component development and manufacturing. With each step of the process available under one roof, Accumold simplifies the customer’s product development cycle while ensuring timely, cost-effective, and precise results.”

Accumold have been at the forefront of micro molding and manufacturing for over 30 years, making the company the world's most experienced and largest provider. The expertise and infrastructure Accumold has built up during this time has enabled it to develop a strategic partnership with many leading medical device manufacturers. Being ISO 13485 accredited gives the company’s customers the comfort of knowing they are working with a reliable and secure company, that can provide cost-effective production solutions while having the capacity to meet huge manufacturing demands.

Johnson continues, “Micro molding for medical device OEMs requires years of expertise and trouble-shooting, and it is important that the right culture, personnel, and equipment are all in place to ensure a positive outcome. Micro molders must be prepared to handle low, medium, and high volume runs in varying materials, while also having the necessary expertise to handle expensive and delicate materials that may be used in life-supporting applications. In addition, medical device OEMs must pay close attention to regulations.

The 510(k) process is in a constant state of motion as are ever changing European regulations, with newly imposed demands from regulatory agencies worldwide. This means more initial submissions are unfortunately denied and the subsequent corrections add delays and costs. Working with a micro molder that has an intimate knowledge of this process can help offset these issues.”

Accumold believes that beyond the expertise and technology that the company has, its ability to be able to manufacture the most precise and complex micro molded parts and components for the medical device sector is driven by its passion to succeed, its passion to innovate, and its passion to push the envelope when it comes to what is perceived attainable in micro molding.

The company invites attendees at MedtecLIVE 2023 to come to booth 1-209 in Hall 1 to see how it can assist in helping to optimise customers’ medical device product development.