By Mike Driscoll, Engineering Manager
When developing any part or device for the medical or optics industries, the goal is almost always the same: get the part to market as soon as possible and at minimal expense.
That’s easier said than done.
Product designs are usually tweaked several times before a part or device is finalized, and, even then, there are several instances where a design or concept will ultimately be rejected due to its lack of moldability. Moldability refers to a part’s ability to mold without distortion from the movement of the polymer during material cooling.