Title: Cast in a Different Mold: A Medical Molding Roundtable

This mainstay in medical manufacturing is subject to material and technology advances as well as competition from newer fabrication methods. Injection molding and toolmaking remain as strong as ever in the medical device industry, both for development of new products as well as for legacy products. Manufacturers of molding equipment continue to enhance control systems, allowing tighter tolerances and improved surface finishes. Molders are becoming more adept at fabricating complex part geometry like thin walls, undercuts, and overhangs, and a wider variety of advanced materials are becoming available for molding. Medical device designs continue to evolve, and more new molded products and components are entering the market than ever before. Some examples include laser-based surgical tools, micro-implants, and bioabsorbable technologies. Creating smaller and more complex medical devices necessitates more experience and precision from molders. Molders must also have comprehensive knowledge of materials behavior, particularly for advanced materials. Because of these requirements, medical device makers frequently want to work with molders who are dedicated to manufacturing medical products or else have a large portion of their business dedicated to medical manufacturing.

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Company  Product  Process  Other  Subjects  Event  Event  Date  Location  Publication  Publication  Date Text  Descriptor

  • Fabrication

  • Injection Molding

  • Manufacturing






  • MPO


  • 6/1/2019


  • Article