GI Plastek expands in-house capabilities


GI PlastekGI Plastek (Wolfeboro, N.H.) – a specialist in large to medium complex molded products – announced this month that it has significantly expanded its in-house electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) shielding capabilities.

GI Plastek’s new mechanized production paint line is housed in a new 9,000-square-foot paint facility. The paint line allows GI Platek to apply a copper shielding emulsion onto plastic molded parts to eliminate EMI/RFI penetration, which can disrupt sensitive components and circuits in electronic equipment and potentially throw off instrument calibration. The copper shielding is also used to eliminate emissions from healthcare instruments that could interfere with other patient care equipment and affect patient safety.

The copper shielding also eliminates healthcare instrument emissions; such emissions can interfere with other equipment and affect patient safety.

GI Plastek is able to shield parts as large as 4 to 5 ft. on a controlled, mechanized line. The paint operation runs two shifts a day, five days a week, increasing customer throughput potential. Four drafted booths provide priming, painting, coating and texturing operations. There’s also an in-line convection oven. GI Plastek can apply spray-on EMI and RFI shielding onto most substrates.

(See the best minds in medtech live at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 2.)

DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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