Yes, we can custom compound Tygon® to create specialized durometers and colors.We can also create custom printing on the tubing, including logos.
Typically these molds are quoted with higher run potentials and are fully automated.These tools have a higher precision to allow for minimal operator influences.The cold decks are a necessary technology in these systems to ensure part repeatability.
Extrusion prototypes can often be produced in 2 weeks or less. Molded prototypes typically range from 2-4 weeks for a production quality prototype. These lead times are dependent on the part design.
Typically flat shut-offs are the cleanest, using contoured or step parting lines adds to the complexity of the tool and shut-off and are less predictable.Other considerations are the function of the part, acceptable limits from a flash spec and thickness of the substrate that we are shutting off?
Our standard hot runner molds would produce 500K shots, anything after this the mold would be inspected to determine if the mold needs any refurbishment.The cold deck fully automated molds would be 1MM shots, anything over this would have the tool inspected for possible refurbishment.
Yes, we have the industry experience to support our customer’s thermoplastic injection molding needs including with a wide variety of materials including but not limited to: ABS, PC, PP, PE, PEEK, CFlex® and PTFE.
Typically silicone by itself does not effectively bond to metals and plastics. There are some self-bonding grades of silicone available that are designed to bond to specific substrates. However, a primer may need to be applied to the surface or the surface may need to be modified through the use of some other method such as plasma, corona discharge, or UV treating. Even after surface treatment, you may see varying degrees of bond strength depending on which surface treatment method you are using and what type of substrate you are bonding it to.
It varies from grade to grade of silicone; however you may see the zero-gap features in silicone begin to reknit or heal over time.Exposures to additional heat cycling, pressure, and various sterilization techniques increase the rate of reknit.There are self-healing resistant grades of material and additives available to help prevent this. However this is something that should be considered in the material selection process and evaluated in the validation portion of product development.
Yes, we can custom compound Tygon® to create specialized durometers and colors. We can also do custom printing on the tubing, including logos.
Yes we can. First we need to understand what type of product you are designing, its’ functionality and life. We have worked with many raw material manufacturers and their different grades so we are able to recommend a good fit based on our material expertise and experience.
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We have 19 medical component manufacturing facilities around the world, many of which have overlapping capabilities which can be leveraged for validating your product/process across multiple sites. We can also look at validating multiple presses, multiple tools, spare cavities, secondary raw materials, etc. which are all efforts to mitigate risks to manufacturing.
Yes, we have certified ISO Class 7 and 8 cleanrooms at various manufacturing locations around the world. Our facilities operate following ISO 9001 and/or ISO 13485 as well. We can discuss your project and see which facility best meets the needs of your project.
Yes, we have a standard validation package which consists of an Installation Qualification, Operational Qualification and Process Qualification (sometimes referred to as IQ/OQ/ PQ or IOQ/PQ) that satisfies most medical component validation requirements. We also have the ability to add services based upon your unique validation needs, upon request. Our dedicated applications engineering team will work with you to prepare protocols, review, update and approve to ensure all of your needs and requirements are met.
This is dependent on the part itself, materials and any specific geometric dimensioning and tolerancing that need to be held. We do have the ability to hold very tight tolerances but this is really a discussion to be had with the customer to understand their goal from a functionality stand point.
We have the experience and skill level to perform value-add operations such as cutting, punching, slitting, assembly, special packaging and more to meet our customer’s needs.
A new customer would need to fill out a confidential credit application with bank references and submit it with their PO to our customer service team who will help complete this process.