Automation Advancements in Plastic Injection Molding

When OEMs partner with a contract manufacturer (CM), the CM’s capabilities effectively become an extension of the OEM’s. The increasing computerization of the molding industry has ushered in new advances in automation and robotics that continue to drive the injection molding industry forward.

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What Exactly Does a Medical Contract Manufacturer Do?

Medical contract manufacturers fill an important niche in the medical device industry and in the general healthcare ecosystem. By outsourcing the production of medical components and even completely assembled devices, OEMs can meet delivery deadlines, reduce costs associated with production overhead, and stay lean and focused on core, value-adding activities like innovation, marketing, and strategy.  Medical contract manufacturers make components for, and even complete assemblies of products for Class I, II, & III medical devices and components.

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4 Important Molding Techniques for Medical Contract Manufacturers

Injection molding has allowed many life-enhancing and life-saving medical devices to be within reach of millions of people, by making it possible to produce plastic medical products in large volumes and at competitive cost.

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Top 8 Reasons Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is a Must

As we have discussed before on this blog, design for manufacturing (DFM) is important for getting the most value out of your injection molding production. DFM is most successful when the contract manufacturer and OEM combine their design and engineering expertise in order to find the optimal choices of tooling material, thermoplastic resin,  placement and size of core outs, number of cavities per tool, runner type (hot or cold), and the right gating structure. By focusing on key aspects like draft, wall thickness, coring, thin and fragile steel conditions, undercuts, and drawing tolerances, effective DFM can reap significant savings.

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Why Should You Attend the MD&M West Expo?

The MD&M West expo has remained the most significant educational event on more levels than are easily realized. It is traditionally attended by engineers, executives, manufacturing and operations personnel, and R&D engineers looking for suppliers, new technologies and inspiration.

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