Category Archives: 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 [..]

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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 [..]

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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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New Germ-Fighting Polymer Gets Medical Test

A novel, newly developed antimicrobial plastic is being tested by a Southern U.S. healthcare group as a potentially safer way to protect catheters and other medical devices from [..]

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What Is The Smallest Part Ever Injection Molded?

MTD Micro Molding of Charlton, Massachusetts, molded an ophthalmic implant part made from EVA weighing just 0.00000313 grams. One of the keys, according to a recent post on [..]

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MTD Micro Molding Orders Ultrasion Ultrasonic Machine

MTD Micro Molding, a long time innovator in the production of miniature parts, will soon begin work with an Ultrasion ultrasonic injection molding machine. The technology, which was [..]

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New Molding Machines Facilitate Silicone Growth

The silicone elastomers market is estimated to grow 8.2  per cent a year though 2019, reaching a global market for all processes of $10.2 billion, according to a recent [..]

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Wacker Silicones Enters The 3D Printing Business

It seems likely that polymers companies will be driving growth in the 3D printing industry over the next five years. Major players such as Sabic Innovative Plastics (ABS) [..]

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Molding System With Low-Tech Handling Targets Developing Countries

Netstal is offering an interesting new entry for medical markets in developing countries with low labor costs. It’s possible for a company to produce 16 million petri dishes [..]

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Wireless Medical Devices Drive Growth at Phillips-Medisize

Phillips-Medisize is investing significantly in new personnel and equipment in response to a trend in drug delivery toward smaller, smarter, wirelessly connected electronic devices. Chris Conger, former VP [..]

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