Category Archives: Medical

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. [..]

Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Medical, North America , , ,

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 [..]

Medical, Micro Molding, North America ,

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 [..]

Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Medical , ,

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 [..]

Additive manufacturing, Medical , ,

Chinese Investor Poised to Take Control of Liquidmetal

One of the jewels of American advanced materials’ technologies is on the verge of a potential takeover by a Chinese manufacturer. Liquidmetal Technologies, a Caltech spinoff based in [..]

Aircraft, Amorphous Metals, Asia, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Defense, Electronics, Europe, Medical, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America , , ,

SABIC Hikes Ultem Prices As Market Pressures Continue

Market pressures that began in 2014 continue for SABIC’s Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) and are expected to last through all of 2016. One plastics processor told The Molding Blog [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Construction, Electronics, Foam, Injection Molding, Medical , , , ,

Is There Still Hope For Liquidmetal Injection Molding?

Patient and long-suffering investors in Liquidmetal Technologies are anxiously awaiting announcement of the company’s fourth quarter earnings next week. Many had bought soon after the company went public [..]

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