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Outsourcing Outlook: Molding Products and Services
September 24, 2013
3 Min Read
Contract molding and assembly
Medbio, 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.
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
Staffed 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.
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.
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.
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