MTD Micro Molding makes Inc. 5000 list

MTD Micro Molding (Charlton, Mass.) has announced that it has made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for the second time. The company has had a growth of 48% over the last three years and has been ranked at 4735 because of it. “I am so proud of my team,” Dennis Tully, president of

4 questions to ask when the mold will not fill right

A pressure sensor can be a big help when your mold isn’t filling properly. Here are four questions to ask when shopping for the right sensor. Shane VandeKerkhof, RJG Some molding problems can be diagnosed with a little pressure data from inside the mold. But whether you’re new to molding or a seasoned veteran trying to

Medbio expands implant molding capabilities

Medbio has announced that it has launched another dedicated implant molding cell to help expand the company’s injection molding offerings. “We’re excited about our growth and the expanded capabilities in implantable components,” said John Woodhouse, director of sales and marketing for Medbio. “We’ve increased our capacity to meet the growing needs of our customers and

RJG launches teaching program for mold design

RJG recently provided high school students with hands-on, real-world experience when it came to designing and launching a mold for use in the company’s North Carolina training facility. To launch the mold, RJG’s TZERO team used a four-cavity puzzle mold to address all mold and part design issues through flow simulation before the mold was

GW Plastics acquires Ireland-based Avenue Mould Solutions

GW Plastics said today that it has bought Avenue Mould Solutions, a precision mold building, machining, and injection molding company based in Sligo, Ireland. The deal enables GW Plastics to have precision mold-making and advanced manufacturing capabilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “GW Plastics is thrilled to

Proto Labs announces on-demand molded production parts

Digital manufacturing company Proto Labs this week announced it has added new on-demand molding capabilities to address the needs of the low-volume, high-mix product segment. The idea is to address both prototyping and on-demand manufacturing needs. “Since every manufacturing project is different, our two injection molding options let customers begin to focus on what is really needed from

GW Plastics expands multi-shot molding capabilities

GW Plastics announced that it has expanded its multi-shot molding capabilities to keep up with its growing medical device business. The company purchased a number of automated multi-shot machines that are set to be installed in the summer. Multi-shot molding offers improved ergonomics and performance for medical devices that benefit healthcare companies. Multi-shot molding is

How to avoid micro-molding pitfalls in bioabsorbable materials

Bioabsorbable material can be a nightmare to mold into tiny parts. But the process is manageable when the tool is properly designed. Lindsay Mann, MTD Micro Molding  Bioabsorbable materials could be one of the great medical developments of the early 21st century. The material is moldable, and while it’s doing its job inside the human

RJG to release latest process monitoring solution

RJG will release an injection molding processing software called CoPilot on July 17. It functions as a notification system, a communication tool and a coach to provide a simple and practical program that is so easy to use that technicians of all experience levels can consistently keep a process on template. The CoPilot observes actual machine

Micron Solutions boosts revenues, narrows losses in Q1

Precision medical device components maker Micron Solutions reported improvements with its finances during the first three months of 2017–even as it faced challenges related to validation requirements. “We have made several improvements in quality systems, capacity and our ability to meet customer requirements. We believe we have laid a solid foundation for further improvement and

45 years of expanding a manufacturing business by getting smaller and smaller

MTD Micro Molding, a long-time leader and expert problem solver in micro-injection molding for the medical device industry, has announced its 45th year in the micro manufacturing business. 150 years ago, Worcester, Mass. was a hub for manufacturing and industrial innovation. In the mid-1900s, the city’s industrial base faded away ­except for a few key

Freudenberg Medical expands Asia operation

Freudenberg Medical, a global developer and manufacturer of medical devices, components and minimally invasive solutions for the medical device industry, has announced a 1,200 square meter expansion of its medical manufacturing operation in Shenzhen, China.  The investment has expanded the cleanroom an additional 600 square meters which make it capable of accommodating 10 injection molding machines.

How dry ice can assist medical device manufacturers

Cleaning molds and deburring parts with a jet of dry ice lets manufacturers toss a range of harsh chemical sprays – and completely clean tools in much less time than previously needed. Steve Wilson, Cold Jet  Dry ice is almost magical. Now you see it, now you don’t because it sublimates – turns from a solid

Micro-manufacturing: 5 things you need to know

The health outcomes that minimally invasive surgical devices provide – shorter hospital stays and recovery periods – are as remarkable as the micro-manufacturing methods that produced the devices. Micro-manufacturing involves more than making conventional tooling smaller. Micro-extrusions and micro-molding also involve ultra-fine wires and electronic components. Helmbrechts, Germany-based Raumedic, which has its U.S. headquarters in

Jade Group appoints two manufacturers’ reps for sale of injection molds in the U.S.

Jade Group International, a global provider of high-quality tooling and manufacturer of plastic parts and components, has announced the appointment of two manufacturers’ representatives to oversee the sale of its injection molds in the Midwest and Southwest regions. Millholland Conrad, based in Cicero, Ind., will cover Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Western New York, Western Pennsylvania and