By Mike Driscoll,Carclo Technical Plastics
When developing a part or device for the medical or optic industries, the goal is always to get that part to market as quickly as possible. The key to doing just that: Developing a strong relationship with a molder early in the part design process.
As an OEM, it is your responsibility to ensure the parts supplied to you are compliant with ISO regulations. Ideally, your supplier’s quality systems are strong enough to identify risks, prevent defects, and to catch defects quickly if they do occur. This requires a robust quality management system.
Polyimides (PIs) occupy a particular place in commercial plastics because of their ability to tolerate and function in extremely high temperatures. This white paper provides a brief overview of polyimide properties, their structure, and how they are synthesized for use in extreme environment applications.