MOLDING WHITE PAPERS, APPLICATION NOTES, & CASE STUDIES

Micro Medical Manufacturing Tolerances
Precise miniature plastic parts are the result of exact tooling processes such as micro tooling and micro injection molding. By understanding the tolerances of these tooling processes, it’s possible to achieve repeatability and part accuracy for even the most advanced micro medical device.   Continue Reading..
Medtech Startup Gets To Market Faster, Cost-Effectively With On-Demand Molding
Medtech Startup Gets To Market Faster With On-Demand Molding
Invoy Technologies, a Medtech startup, plans to release a novel handheld breath analyzer that instantly measures fat burning with a data-driven coaching app to help users reach their goals.  Continue Reading..
Thermoplastic Material Selection For Injection Molding
This white paper is aimed at an engineer who plans to quantitatively analyze a part, determine loads, stresses, strains, and environments and make an optimal material decision based on the analysis.  Continue Reading..
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Designing For Moldability: Volume 1 - A Rapid Injection Molding Reference Guide For Product Designers And Engineers
This quick-reference user guide, for engineers and designers, talks about the guidelines and limitations for rapid injection molding. Learn how to get the best possible results for your real plastic molded parts.  Continue Reading..
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Rapid Injection Molding Helps Med Device Company Bring Vision to Blind
Helping the blind to "see" through the use of the tongue may be an outlandish idea, but it is now a real science, thanks to the BrainPort V 100. This article discusses the new device, created by a med device company, which is designed to enable users to process visual images with tongue stimulation.  Continue Reading..
Advantages Of Liquid Silicone Rubber for Medtech Injection Molding
This white paper discusses the different properties and grades of LSR, its injection molding benefits, and the advantages in choosing it for your projects.  Continue Reading..

MOLDING PRODUCTS

Capabilities that improve efficiency and accelerate development.

B. Braun's OEM Division offers a variety of in-house molding capabilities including injection molding, insert molding and over molding. They own a primary 400,000-square-foot U.S. plant that includes a 16,500-square-foot ISO Class 8 molding facility housing some of B. Braun’s 80 injection molding presses, which range from 55-330 tons.

Carclo Technical Plastics has over 20 years’ experience contract manufacturing pipette tips for diagnostic products. 

Carclo Technical Plastics provides contract manufacturing, injection molding, packaging, and other related contract services including microfluidics, optics, filters, etc. for the diagnostics and single use laboratory markets. 

Xcentric has supported injection molding for medical equipment for more than 20 years with rapid manufacturing services to help get products to market efficiently. Due to the importance of this role, Xcentric works very closely with clients’ design and procurement teams at every phase of each project to assure the delivery of quality components. The company also follows a streamlined production process to make sure the right people are in place from design to part.

MOLDING VIDEOS, WEBINARS, AND PODCASTS

  • This webinar by Xcentric discusses the addition of undercuts and side action complexities to molding applications without sacrificing speed to market.

  • Overmolding is a great injection molded feature you can utilize in your design to capture color contrasts, add flexibility or eliminate assembly. Take advantage of this feature by learning how to design your part for overmolding. This webinar will cover how to set up your design for complex overmolding, material evaluation and best practices for proper adhesion, and feature specifications to consider for good overmolds.

  • Just because trade events and conferences are postponed and travel has been restricted, it doesn't mean that innovation has to slow down. Learn about the enabling power of micro injection molding from this Accumold Virtual Trade Show video.

  • The plastic injection molding industry and its manufacturing processes have evolved through the years. This webinar will help the viewer gain an understanding of the differences between the rapid and traditional manufacturing processes and how each directly influences and impacts the outcome of parts, costs and speed to market.

  • This video offers an overview about what overmolding is to the injection molding process.

  • This video demonstrates the use of side actions to solve undercuts in a part design in the injection molding process.

MOLDING NEWS

  • Medbio offers a number of tips to follow for a successful startup in designing and producing injection-molded parts. 

  • Injection molding has numerous key parameters that must tie together in order to make a repeatable molding process. Medbio offers a solution that utilizes cavity pressure curves, key process parameter tolerances, and automation to automatically reject parts that do not make the cut in in the molding process. 

  • One of the most common questions from medical OEMs seems simple: How thin can we go? But the answer is: it depends. One of the main factors is material choice. While there may be many questions involved in figuring out how thin you can go, this article offers some insights.

  • Engineers, designers, and product developers have found these two processes work well together in the product lifecycle, starting with the design-risk mitigation of 3D printing prototyping and then shifting to the manufacturing method of injection molding for higher volumes.

  • 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.