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Outsourcing Outlook: Molding Products and Services

Qmed Staff

September 24, 2013

3 Min Read
Outsourcing Outlook: Molding Products and Services

Contract molding and assembly

MedbioMedbio, a contract manufacturer specializing in injection-molding components and assembling medical and biotechnology devices, is  equipped with four modular Arburg swivel-clamp molding machines that enhance the contractor's flexibility. the latest purchase is a 28-tn hydraulic molding machine that offers a range of working positions. using the machines, the molder can run a variety of precision molded parts, performing overmolding and insert molding using a vertical clamp position or automatic molding with a horizontal clamp position.
Medbio Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI

Custom miniaturized components

An ISO 13485:2003-certified supplier of high-volume molded medical  device parts can provide custom miniaturized components in a range of   advanced iso 10993- and usP class Vi-compliant polymeric materials.   Minnesota rubber and Plastics molds miniature components for such devices as fluid-delivery systems, along with numerous other static and   dynamic applications, using custom blends of Peek, polycarbonate, polysulfone, nylon, polyethylene, and polypropylene. components   characterized by sterilizability, chemical compatibility, biocompatibility,  toughness, durability, and hydrolytic stability at elevated temperatures  can be as small as 1 mm in diameter and weigh under 1 g.
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics

Mold-flow analysis

CAEStaffed with professional engineers and certified mold-flow analysts, CAE Services Corp. performs mold-flow analysis for mold makers. the company can analyze as many as 180 molds per month, depending on part complexity, and offers the services of a technology center equipped with three molding machines for process training and correlation studies. the service provider offers expertise in mold-cooling analysis, warpage analysis, and appraisal of injection-compression, gas-assist, and coinjection mold technologies. It also performs studies of two- and three-shot molding systems and microcellular-foam injection molds.
CAE Services Corp.
Batavia, IL

Cleanroom injection molding

The plastic injection molding specialist g&f industries has on-premises ISO class 8 cleanroom manufacturing space dedicated to the molding of precision  medical device components using electric horizontal injection molding machines  with closed-loop microprocessor controls. the FDA-registered and GMP-compliant molding facility is equipped for temperature regulation and humidity   control and its Hepa filters remove airborne particles as small as 0.5 µm. in addition to value-added and secondary finishing operations, the contractor's cleanroom molding capabilities include high-volume production, the maintenance of tight tolerances, robotics and automated assembly, packaging, and automated material handling. 
G&F Industries 
Sturbridge, MA 

Accelerated tooling service

The full-service medical device contract manufacturer Sil-Pro offers Jet tooling, a service designed to produce mold and extrusion tooling and functional prototype parts from silicone or thermoplastic material in a few days. the ISO 9001:2008- and ISO 13485:2003-certified specialist has a dedicated tool shop, and a five-axis machining cell with robotic support for around the-clock production gives it high-speed capabilities. a fast tooling service features an in-house inventory of originally hard and hardened stainless-steel inserts, offers an extensive material selection, can supply bridge tooling to preproduction and small production runs, and enhances design for manufacturability.
Delano, MN

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