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Systems Enhance Medical Silicone Tube Extrusion Capabilities

August 28, 2009 12:01 pm | Sil-Pro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

An expansion on medical silicone tube extrusion capabilities, the new systems provide in-line close tolerance cutting of silicone tubing directly from the extrusion machine as well as in-line spooling and cut-to-length from a spool.

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion Equipment | Micro Molding | Silicon Molding

Medical Device Molding with Design and Mold-Making Capabilities

June 25, 2009 7:58 am | Sil-Pro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device molding with design and mold-making support are capabilities provided by Sil-Pro Silicone Professionals, an ISO contract manufacturer specializing in LEAN silicone molding and silicone extruding for the medical industry.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Injection Molding | Micro Molding

Sheet Available in Lower Gloss Finish

June 8, 2009 7:54 am | KYDEX, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The Kydex FST sheet is available in a lower gloss finish, integrally colored metallic, with a texture called PB-Brushed Metal, or as an injection-molding resin.

LISTED UNDER: Sheet/Film | Injection Molding | Micro Molding
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Specialized Polymer Materials for Healthcare Customers

August 12, 2008 8:15 am | PolyOne Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

PolyOne Corp. introduces its portfolio of specialty engineered materials. These technologies

LISTED UNDER: Polymers | Micro Molding

Antimicrobial Permanently and Safely Protects Medical Devices, Healthcare Surfaces

June 24, 2008 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The antimicrobial protects plastics and nonwoven fabrics from staining, pitting, deterioration, and odor caused by bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi, without compromising end-product safety.

LISTED UNDER: Antimicrobial | Injection Molding | Micro Molding

Liquid Silicone Micro Molding

January 10, 2008 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

The company’s liquid silicone micro molding system offers the precision of an electric injection molding unit combined with a 12 mm, specially-designed LSR screw and check disc assembly and the flexibility of a tiebarless clamp design.

LISTED UNDER: Micro Molding | Injection Molding | Micro Molding

Micro-Abrasive Blasting

November 6, 2006 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micro-abrasive blasting is a simple, yet highly effective, method to clean, cut, deburr, or texture a wide variety of surfaces.

LISTED UNDER: Surface Modification | Micro Molding

Silicone Is the Stone That Kills Two Birds

October 13, 2006 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicone has emerged as one of the most researched biomaterials available to pharmaceutical makers and medical device manufacturers. As such, it readily lends itself to being an ideal choice for use in combination products where these two industries merge.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Injection Molding | Micro Molding
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Choosing a Vent Membrane for a Medical Device

September 5, 2006 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hydrophobic polymeric membranes are widely used in medical devices to sterilize gases which pass through them or to provide sterile barriers between the atmosphere and device interiors.

LISTED UNDER: PTFE | Insert Molding | Micro Molding

Electric Injection Molding Machine (3159)

July 7, 2006 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MEtII series all-electric injection molding machine further responds to demands for high precision, high cycle molding. As in its predecessor, the MEt, a variety of durable construction features enhance the precision of the MEtII Series.

LISTED UNDER: Molding Equipment | Injection Molding | Micro Molding

Gas Plasma: A Green Alternative for Surface Engineering

July 5, 2006 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

There are many methods with which to affect the surface of a material or device to achieve a desired effect. Therefore, factors related to the process such as environmental considerations or temperature concerns will reduce the number of possible options.

LISTED UNDER: Surface Modification | Vacuum | Cleanroom Assembly

Circular Connectors

March 9, 2006 12:10 pm | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to save space and weight while increasing interconnect reliability with Mil Spec material, these microminiature circular connectors are used in medical applications. They are ready for overmolding and insertion into handheld probes and instruments.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Micro Molding | Insert Micro Molding

Circular Connector

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mil Spec quality LCP circular connector with a Santoprene over-mold and embedded electronics is well suited for catheter applications. Focus is on size, ease-of-use, and reliability for medical OEMs.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Micro Molding

Forecast Series PresentsMarket Trends Buzz

January 6, 2006 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

On the cover: This completely in-the-ear hearing aid is a product of miniaturization, one hot sector for medical device manufacturers in 2006.

LISTED UNDER: Injection Molding | Micro Molding | Biocompatibility Testing

Plastic Material Innovations Help Shape Healthcare Industry

June 30, 2005 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

An example of the successful application of wear-resistant compounds is this glucose meter. It contains internally lubricated, color-matched polycarbonate to reduce wear and motion-induced noise.

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers | Injection Molding | Flow

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