Tag Archives: Medical

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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LSR Will Take Center Stage At NPE2015

Liquid silicone rubber is an increasingly important competitive weapon for American injection molders. Molding technologies are advancing, creating new opportunities for the thermoset elastomer, which boasts an impressive [..]

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Micro Firepower Is Lining Up for NPE2015

Among the highlights of the last K Fair in Germany were interesting new ideas in micro injection molding machines, including a fresh concept from MHS of Georgetown, Ontario. [..]

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More Safety Testing Needed on Chemicals Prior to Introduction

New research further muddies the waters about the safety of a certain class of plastics used in bottles and food can lining.  Researchers at the University of Calgary [..]

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Athena Builds Its First High-Speed 300-Ton Machine

Athena Automation, Robert Schad’s machine-building startup, is making steady progress. The company reports that it has built its first high-speed 300–ton machine. In keeping with Schad’s plan to [..]

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Who Will Be The First Molder to Embrace Liquidmetal?

What American molder will take the leap and be the first to buy Engel’s newest injection molding machine—an e-motion 110 specially fitted to process amorphous zirconium alloys? Injection [..]

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Foster Expands API, Implant Polymer Manufacturing Footprint

Foster Corp., a medical polymer compounder that dared to go where chemical giants like DuPont wouldn’t, is building a new plant to support increased demand for manufacturing drug [..]

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Zinc Is Tied to Backbone In New Antibacterial Bid

The problem with antibacterial plastics is often that they contain toxic materials. Many early versions contained arsenic, and silver has often been the heavy metal of choice as [..]

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The Hype For 3D Printing Has Really Gone Way Over The Top

I love 3D printing and have been covering it since the technology was invented by Chuck Hull at 3D Systems in 1986. In 3D printing, also called additive [..]

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