Big Challenges of Medical Device Miniaturization

Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) spoke to the team at Isometric Micro Molding, Donna Bibber, Brent Hahn and Wayne Shakal, to learn more about micromolding for complex markets such as biopharma, pharma and medical devices. The team shared their collective industry expertise in regards to the critical demands of today’s micromolding industry and the importance of vertical integration for customer success.    “With the number of failures going this traditional route, and [...]

November 18th, 2020|

Micro Molding Thin-Walled Devices

Micro machining of micro molds now enable thin-walled micro injection molding in thermoplastic, silicone, and metal. For micro molded devices to be small, compliant, comfortable, and/or flexible, they may require very wall thicknesses as thin as 0.002″ (50 µm). To mold micro thin-wall devices, polymer selection, ultra-precision tooling, and knowledge of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) is critical. Also necessary is the analysis, tooling, processing, and handling of very thin-walled [...]

May 21st, 2020|

Brent Hahn Joins Isometric Micro Molding, Inc. as New Global Director of Sales and Marketing

Sales expert brings more than 20 years of medical device and pharmaceutical industry experience to micro molding global leader NEW RICHMOND, WISCONSIN MAY 5, 2020 -- Isometric Micro Molding, Inc., an industry leading medical and drug delivery micro molding company, announced today the addition of Brent Hahn as their Global Director of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Hahn joins the dynamic team at Isometric, which specializes in micro injection molding [...]

May 5th, 2020|

How to Approach Today’s Micro Molding Challenges, Part 2: Tooling – The enabler

It is well known that the micro mold and micromachining are key to the realization of micro molded components and micro automated assemblies. Both capabilities require tooling and fixtures manufactured to extreme precision and positional accuracy in order to produce micro core pins, micro cavity geometry and microfluidic surfaces. In Part 1: Tooling—the enabler, published in the February issue of CMM, I began to address the risk-mitigating criteria in micro [...]

March 29th, 2020|

Micro Ophthalmic Ocular Implants

Donna Bibber explores one market segment in which micro manufacturing has played and will continue to play a significant role in worldwide growth in the next five years...ophthalmic devices. Age-related eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration (to name only a few) continue to cause loss of vision either significantly or completely. Driven by a baby boomer aging population, technology innovations and vast, rapidly emerging [...]

January 16th, 2020|

Scalability of Micro-Intraocular Implants and Devices

Donna Bibber discusses some of these micro-intraocular implants and devices and the scalability challenges associated with each, from the perspective of a plastics engineer. Recent developments and new-to-market intra-ocular devices and implants have led to the successful treatment of a number of ophthalmological conditions of varying seriousness and complexity such as: Glaucoma Cataracts Retinal detachment Diabetic retinopathy Age-related macular degeneration Uveitis Dry-eye syndrome. Treatment of these conditions often requires collaboration [...]

January 16th, 2020|