Devices are becoming smaller and smaller. Miniaturization in the manufacturing world is now commonplace.
But are manufacturers up to the challenge of making their devices and technologies smaller? Do they have the necessary tools and processes needed and are they effectively ready to overcome the supply chain issues brought on by miniaturization?
Micro molding is the best option, said Aaron Johnson, Vice President of Marketing and Customer Strategy, Accumold.
Johnson is hosting a webinar presented by Accumold and Qmed that explains what micro molding is, and why the process shouldn’t be overlooked.
“Miniaturization is a key driver in device development,” Johnson told MD+DI. “Micro molding is helping to solve miniaturization challenges manufacturers are facing in the supply chain."
Johnson discusses the capabilities, scalability, and sustainability of such molding. He also discusses product development processes from prototype through DfMM (Design for Micro Molding), production scale-up, and quality assurance — plus examples including options such as inserts, overmolding, thin-wall molding, LSR molding, and micro 3D printing.
Johnson also includes the five things every manufacturer needs to know about micro molding.
“Don’t let the pushback from supply chain tendencies thwart your design efforts in order to achieve what you believe is the best route for the product you’re trying to design,” Johnson said.
For more information on the webinar and to register, click here.