Molding News

  1. Navigating From Additive Manufacturing To Injection Molding

    Engineers, designers, and product developers have found that industrial-grade 3D printing and plastic injection molding work well together in the life cycle of a product, starting with the design-risk mitigation of 3D printing prototyping and then shifting to the manufacturing method of injection molding to ramp up for higher volumes.

  2. Molding Process Validation for Medical Devices: Five Things to Know

    Understanding what is involved in injection-molding process validation and why it is important will help you choose a molding partner who can provide you with the confidence that your plastic parts will work well every time.

  3. 5 Ways To Ensure An Accurate and Timely Injection Molding Quote

    If you are planning a plastic injection molding project, and want to ensure excellence and product delivery - review these five considerations to make certain the result is exactly what you need.

  4. What Are Antimicrobial Materials For Plastic Injection Molding?

    When antimicrobial materials are used in plastic injection molding for medical device components, the reduction in infection is significant and measurable. By Rena Ivory, Crescent Industries, Inc.

  5. How To Choose Injection Molding Partners, Part 1

    Selecting the right injection molding partner is crucial for a successful project. The costs and timescales can be a significant part of a project budget. 

  6. The 3 Things Every Medical Device Developer, Manufacturer, And OEM Should Know About Injection Molding

    Injection molding is used extensively throughout the medical device industry. In the continued search for compliant, cost effective production methods, more and more companies are switching to fabrication techniques that offer economies of scale, such as injection molding, for both high and low volume production. 

  7. Thermoplastic Injection Molding Design For Medical Prototyping — Key Considerations

    Like many industries, the development path for medical devices differs with every product and its unique requirements. However, all medical devices have a series of FDA approval gates to clear and clinic trials to administer and analyze that often dictate a device’s path to market.

  8. Top Ten Tips For Medical Micro Molding

    This paper includes information on the differences between micro, miniature, and small parts, the impacts material selection can make, maintaining manufacturability as sizes become smaller, and much more. Download it to better understand the micro molding process.

  9. Top Ten Tips For Designing Silicone Medical Components

    Silicone is biocompatible, inert and stable, flexible, has a low compression set with a wide range of durometers, and offers superior heat resistance. While these properties make it ideal for medical device components, up-front design considerations should be taken into account as well. 

  10. Micro-Molding 101: Injection Molding On The Micro Scale

    New ways of addressing engineering and manufacturing challenges are constantly under development, and it can be difficult to stay well-informed. But, if you don’t keep on top of these new techniques, you might miss out on opportunities to stay competitive.