Category Archives: Medical

Medical Micro Is A Hot Business

Micro molding capabilities continue to grow among an elite supply base as demand accelerates at about 10 percent annually, more than triple overall American economic growth. At the [..]

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Unique Micro Molder Makes Internal Threads

Successful micro molding machines are highly customized. Some players such as Accumold build their own machines to meet demands of specific molds. A relatively new German micro molder [..]

Automation/Robots, Electronics, Europe, Medical, Micro Molding, Molds & Moldmaking ,

Medical Leads Steady MIM Growth

Innovative new designs continue to lead steady growth for the traditional metal injection molding (MIM) industry. The medical market is a strong performer, while firearms—the traditional leader—is down [..]

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Additively Manufactured PEKK Finds Aerospace, Medical Niches

One of former president Barack Obama’s most important legacies in manufacturing policy is America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), an initiative to advance additive manufacturing. [..]

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Isometric Ramps Up Micro Molding

The small, but elite, club of custom micro injection molders in the United States has a new member. Isometric Micromolding of New Richmond, Wisconsin, is now rapidly ramping [..]

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Microfluidics Heat Up At MD&M West

The state of the art in microfluidics, which allow integration of many medical tests on a single chip, will be a highlight at MD&M West, Feb. 7-9 in Anaheim, [..]

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Medical Paces Steady Growth for Metal Molding

The medical/dental market (32 percent) has replaced firearms as the leading market in North America for metal injection molding (MIM). Demand for metal molded parts for the firearms [..]

Defense, Medical, Metal Injection Molding, North America

Biowires Hold Promise For Next Era of Molded Electronic Devices

The effort to integrate molded parts and electrical circuitry is as old as injection molding itself. Eugen and Karl Hehl built their first injection molding machine in 1954 [..]

Electronics, Medical

K2016: Wittmann’s ‘Smart’ Approach to In-Mold Thermoforming

Metal thermoforming takes place inside a single-cavity injection mold supplied by IKV Aachen (Institute for Plastics Processing) in a novel technology that will be shown at K2016 by [..]

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K2016: Wacker Will Introduce First Silicone 3D Printer

Wacker will introduce the first industrial 3D printer for silicones at K2016 this October. The ACEO Imagine Series K uses a drop-on-demand method developed by Wacker, which is [..]

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