ProMed offers micro molding services for both long-term and short-term implantable medical device components, making parts as small as .002g and shot sizes up to 3g. They have experience with a variety of medical-grade plastic materials (thermoplastics) such as EVA, PSU, PLA, PLGA, PEEK, Filled PEEK, and Ultem. They also work with Polycarbonate, ABS, and Pebax.
ProMed’s presses range from 5 to 35 tons, and their processing equipment has been specifically designed for micro molding by maximizing parts-per-pound, minimizing waste, and implementing extreme shot control. What makes them especially well-suited to handle the micro molding of bio-absorbable or thermoplastic materials for medical devices is that the processing environment can be nitrogen purged when necessary for safety and regulation protocols.
For additional information on ProMed’s micro molding services, particularly as they relate to tooling and automation, download the datasheet.