Tag Archives: Medical

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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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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Molex + Phillips-Medisize Will Greatly Accelerate Medical Electronics

Bob Cervenka, one of my favorite American molders, began Phillips Plastics in 1964 in a northern Wisconsin creamery, with the idea that he could be successful if he [..]

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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

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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