By Bob Emmett and Luke Lorson, Carclo
When subcontracting medical or optic injection molded components, do you carefully evaluate your molder’s validation process? If not, you accept the risks of higher levels of defects and scrap, an inefficient process, process failure, and non-compliance. Most molders offer validation — but not all molders offer the one approach that delivers a repeatable product for years to come.
The technical approach of developing a reliable production process is decoupled molding with an extensive validation protocol. This approach works by controlling the impact of variables to produce quality parts at the highest efficiency and repeatability.
Without this approach, your process is not based on scientific data to support a robust process. It will not be optimized for the long run, likely resulting in more defects and higher costs.