Quality and repeatability are at the heart of medical device manufacturing. This webinar discusses the various uses of dry ice in medical device manufacturing for improving quality and repeatability, as well as lower costs. From cleaning the various contaminants from tooling without the use of cleaning agents which leave secondary residues, to deburring and deflashing molded parts without cross contamination issues. We will also discuss how the use of dry ice increases productivity as well as improving environmental quality and worker safety. A review of how the dry ice cleaning and surface preparation works will also be discussed. Studies examining the use of dry ice to clean tooling from a mechanical, thermal and chemical viewpoint will also be discussed. Much of the information shared in this webinar comes from actual, current industry applications.
What you will learn:
- How to extend production runs by cleaning tooling on-line, at operating temperatures and extending the asset life of the molds and dies
- Improving part quality, increase productivity while lowering costs
- A benchmark understanding of how the dry ice cleaning and surface preparation process works
- Improving the work environment: better worker safety, eliminating cleaning chemicals
Steve Wilson, Director of Global Business Development- Plastics & Rubber, Cold Jet, LLC
Steve Wilson is the Director of Global Business Development – Plastics & Rubber for Cold Jet, LLC. As a former plastics business owner he has over 30 years of experience in injection & compression molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming and rotational molding. He began his career at Milacron’s plastics machinery division, serving in manufacturing, product line management and a variety of sales/marketing roles. Steve is a published author and a frequent speaker at plastics industry events. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cedarville University and an MBA from Xavier University.
Editor Paul Dvorak has several years of mechanical engineering experience and 30 years experience writing and editing technical articles and editorials. He says he’s interested in just about anything related to wind, solar, and medical. He’s an Air Force and Viet Nam veteran and even taught high-school math and science for two years before turning to engineering.