This webinar by Protolabs discusses how rapid prototyping accelerates medical device development. Topics covered include the utilization of rapid manufacturing, how to reduce the development cycle, and how to reach validation, FDA approval, as well as the reduction of upfront development costs.
This webinar from Proto Labs focuses on the main topic of rapid injection molding, how it works, design limitations, and design considerations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.