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This Week In Brief: May 11, 2010

MedPlast (Tempe, AZ), a provider of custom-molded thermoplastic, rubber, silicone, and elastomer components and molds for use in the medical device industry, among others, has announced that it has achieved ISO 13485 certification at all five of its locations across the country. This achievement comes on the heels of several cleanroom and tool room expansions last year.

Contract medical device manufacturer Metro Mold & Design Inc. (Rogers, MN) has added a four-axis, high-speed machining cell to a Class 8 cleanroom environment in order to support medical implant and component requirements. The clean environment will reduce the risk of contamination while machining PEEK implants and other parts made from exotic plastics, according to the company.

As part of its continuing expansion efforts, Sil-Pro (Delano, MN) has dedicated a 3500-sq-ft Class 10,000 cleanroom to molding operations serving the medical device industry. The company plans to add four liquid injection molding presses ranging from 40 to 90 tn to the space by the end of the year in addition to equipment for slitting, bonding, pad-printing, and other value-added operations.

Okuma America Corp. (Charlotte, NC), a developer of CNC and machining technologies,  has announced that MP Systems Inc. (East Granby, CT), a supplier of high-pressure coolant systems, has joined the Partners in THINC organization. As a member of the group, MP Systems seeks to help customers in the medical device manufacturing industry, among others, optimize CNC machine tool performance and maximize overall productivity.

 

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