The medical industry has many requirements and specifications when it comes to the manufacturing and assembly of its parts. Having sterile medical devices, especially single-use items like needle housing or pacemaker parts, is vital. Today, instead of focusing on the importance of great quality assurance or the right medical-grade plastic, let’s talk about the need for an injection molding cleanroom in your manufacturing process.[Read more…] about Medical Plastic Parts: Injection Molding Cleanroom
Plastic injection molding has made a name for itself as one of the most popular part manufacturing techniques worldwide, especially when it comes to the rapid production of thousands of plastic parts, with molds lasting years into the production cycle when properly maintained. But not all projects need that volume over that span of time. If you’re looking at a small scale and timeframe, it’s worth looking at plastic injection molds for short production runs.[Read more…] about Making Plastic Injection Molds for Short Production Runs
When it comes to making medical products, the functionality of your devices is literally a balance of life and death. That’s why the medical industry relies on standards that govern design, safety, and materials used. Let’s go over the four most common ISO standards for medical devices you should take into consideration during design and manufacturing, as well as the ISO standards and other manufacturer standards you should look for in an injection molding company that will be helping you create the parts for it.[Read more…] about Injection Molding: What Are the ISO Standards for Medical Devices?
Plastic is a fantastic material because of its versatility. When it comes to manufacturing parts, the sheer number of plastics you can use is only rivaled by the manufacturing processes to make them. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses and its own economical niches to fill, but you should compare all before using one over the other. Today we’re looking at the manufacturing differences between injection molding and blow molding and comparing the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision going forward with your next project.[Read more…] about The Manufacturing Differences Between Injection Molding and Blow Molding
Whether you’re an established business looking to start manufacturing with plastic injection molding or a newcomer to the medical devices industry, it’s important to know how (and when) to start the process of talking to a mold maker and plastic injection molding manufacturer. Unsurprisingly, medical devices are held to a higher standard of quality and manufacturing than most plastic injection parts, so working with someone skilled in that market who understands the standards is vital.[Read more…] about Getting Started with Plastic Injection Molding for Medical Devices
While for many engineers, planning and building their devices is the most exciting part of the process, it isn’t the last. Making sure those devices are properly used and maintained is key to ensuring they function for as long as possible. So, after you’ve spent so much time and money on an injection mold, you need to exercise care over who uses that mold to manufacture parts. And care is the right word—injection mold care—as proper maintenance and storage will make sure your mold lasts longer and makes more parts, defect free.[Read more…] about Is Your Manufacturer Providing Plastic Injection Mold Care?