Mack Molding invests $5 million to upgrade facilities

Mack Molding (Arlington, Vt.) recently announced that it is investing more than $5 million to increase its manufacturing capabilities in its North Carolina and Vermont facilities. The company plans to increase the large part production capabilities in its Statesville, N.C. facility while also investing in new equipment and day-to-day operational needs at all three of

10 BIOMEDevice Boston exhibitors you need to know

Updated April 20, 2018 BIOMEDevice Boston provides an opportunity for more than 4,000 engineers and executives and 400 suppliers in New England’s design and manufacturing industry to connect and network. The annual event was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, April 18-19. Hundreds of medical device industry suppliers showcased their latest technologies and capabilities.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

4 important molding techniques for medical contract manufacturers

Rena Ivory, Crescent Industries Injection molding has allowed many life-enhancing and life-saving medical devices to be within reach of millions of people, by making it possible to produce plastic medical products in large volumes and at competitive costs. Although the basic injection molding process is relatively simple—squeeze hot, molten thermoplastic into a metal mold, then

Mack Molding expands personnel to meet future needs

Mack Molding has recently added a number of new personnel to help the company mobilize its resources. Several engineers in tooling, manufacturing and quality positions have joined the company, along with customer-focused roles. “Mack is experiencing unprecedented activity and we continue to invest in the equipment, technology and training to ensure we are ready to

Mack Molding systematizes ISO 9001 and 13485 revisions

Mack Molding recently announced that is has started the process of systematizing ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 fifth and third revisions for medical devices. The company plans to train internal auditors to help assure that Mack Molding is ready to be certified after audits that are scheduled for July. “When we first implemented ISO 9001

Freudenberg Medical expands micro injection molding and opens Singapore office

Freudenberg Medical recently announced that it has expanded its thermoplastic micro injection molding capabilities by adding an ARBURG micro injection modular machine. The company added the new machine to meet challenging molding requirements. “Engineering grade materials can be sensitive to shear and a very fine level of control is needed to produce shot weights under

Overmolding: 2 types to know

MTD Micromolding Some micro projects require specialty micro injection molding processes, such as overmolding. Overmolding involves two or more materials molded together to become one part. Examples include molding plastic over plastic or molding plastic over a preformed part, such as a metal insert. (See examples of common polymers and substrates below.) MTD specializes in

Everything you need to know about medical device creation

Medtech development is hard. Medical device creation can require manufacturing know-how in areas as wide-ranging as electrical components, high-performance polymers, molding and machining – and that doesn’t even include the required expertise in design, regulatory requirements and achieving reimbursement. The good news is that the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts. Through

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

MTD Micro Molding expands overmolding capabilities

MTD Micro Molding recently purchased a new vertical injection molding machine to expand its overmolding services. The machine is designed to allow for further customization for higher capacity overmolding. Overmolding is a process that involves two or more materials that are molded together to become on part. Without the use of adhesives, greater part functionality can

5 things you need to know about rapid injection molding

Here are five things you should consider when deciding to use rapid injection molding as part of your development process. Roger Spurrell, Vaupell Rapid Solutions A every custom injection molder will tell you, “There’s no such thing as an easy part.” When you add in the need for speed the trade-offs start to multiply, because

Expanding design horizons with gas-assist molding

Gas-assist molding, the process of using nitrogen gas pressure to fully form a part, increases design and manufacturing options for injection molded components. Scott Rishell, Mack Molding Traditional plastic processing brings design and manufacturing benefits through repeatable, high-volume and high-quality part production coupled with cost reductions, but its versatility can be expanded in certain scenarios

What is micromolding?

Micromolding is a very specialized art form. It is the tiny-scale molding form of injection molding that entails building a cavity to match the shape of the part you want to make, sort of like the plastic molding that makes Lego bricks. Very small, high precision plastic molding goes into micromolding for medical devices, according

The trouble with tooling LSR and how to get molding costs down

Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is great for medical device applications, but is the tooling worth the trouble? Dave Theiss, Robin Industries Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is a sought-after material for medical applications. But there are tooling challenges and expenses associated with LSR that need to be understood by medical manufacturers looking to use the material.

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