At the micro level, manual assembly is cost prohibitive and requires a level of dexterity that is impractical to avoid introduction of errors the magnitude of which is unacceptable when dealing with micron tolerances.
It is vital, therefore that your chosen micro mold manufacturing partner has automated assembly solutions that achieve exceptional results, the combining of what are often dust-speck sized parts with other dust-speck sized parts requiring extreme positional accuracy and an in-depth understanding of the methodology of micro assembly.
Micro Assembly Capabilities
The key objective in automated micro assembly is to reduce the number of times parts are handled, as each time a micro component is “let-go” from a surface, additional error can be introduced. With over 15 years experience in micro automation and assembly, Isometric Micro Molding has developed discrete and ultra-precision capabilities in automated assembly of micro medical and drug delivery devices. Full systems are designed and fabricated in-house, and include the integration of PLC logic, inline vision inspection systems, micro dispensing, solvent bonding, UV curing, and inline pressure decay leak testing.
We are the only micro injection molder in the entire United States — and one of very few globally — that has the in-house capability to produce fully automated and integrated micro assemblies and devices. This allows us to successfully manufacture components and sub-assemblies such as intraocular drug delivery devices, transdermal patches, ligating clips, intraocular implants, orthopaedic anchors, microfluidic devices, robotic and endoscopic surgery devices, and neurovascular implants to name but a few.