Medtronic Executive Joins Isometric

Isometric Micro Molding, Inc. announced today the hiring of Scott Robinson as Engineering Manager-Development. Mr. Robinson most recently served as a Program Manager and Engineering Manager for Polymer & Feedthrough Development at Medtronic Energy & Component Center (MECC) in Minneapolis, leading large development projects. Scott’s career spans over 20 years in medical device development where he has obtained 17 patents related to medical device components. “Scott brings an incredible depth [...]

June 7th, 2017|

Tiny Medical Devices – Designing for Success

It’s highly likely that you, as a designer, will run across a part that makes your existing molding supplier sigh, cringe or even groan. It’s times like these that you need to listen to those body sounds and seek out experienced micro manufacturers that work on tiny dust specks every day. Tiny medical devices, micro parts with challenging geometry, wall thickness, L:D or L:T ratios, or multiple materials are welcomed [...]

May 26th, 2017|

Miniaturized medicine on the rise

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon (wait, yes it does) to understand the need for tiny devices that can maneuver in delicate tissue, tiny arteries, rigid ligaments, or membrane-like scaffolds. The trend continues and corresponding need for micro components and assemblies that enable devices across all medical and drug delivery market segments. Some of these devices are as follows: Neurology: • Aneurysm Prevention • Robotic Surgery Devices • Cranial screws [...]

April 27th, 2017|

Secrets of Success in Micro Molding – part 2

Micro Molding: High Aspect Ratio, Thin-Wall Micro Molded Devices The smallest components in a medical device or drug delivery device are often times the enabling components to the device. Examples of these devices are: Polymeric needles, catheter sheaths, microfluidic channels, endoscopic links, and PCR wells. As the components of these devices get smaller, the tolerances and wall thicknesses follow suit. Tolerances of +/- 5 microns (~+/- 0.0002”) and wall thicknesses [...]

March 10th, 2017|

Secrets of Success in Micro Molding – part 1

Medical-device, electronics, and biopharmaceutical manufacturers need new micro-molded products to create tinier, less invasive, and/or space-saving micro devices. Micro-molded components can be as small as dust specks and/or have features that small. State-of-the-art micro parts can have molded features such as dimples around 3 microns in depth and diameter—more than 80 million of them across a surface the size of a microscope slide. The tiniest parts in an assembly are [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

Proven Process for Extreme Precision Micro Devices and Implants

Isometric Micro Molding is the only micro molding company in the world with 4 in-house key capabilities for successful micro molding: Micro mold building, Micro molding, Micro Automation, and CT Scanning Metrology.  These are the four key factors for controlling quality and delivery for micro molding and assembly success. This blog will cover all four elements over time to help the reader with risk mitigation of micro molding devices. Our [...]

February 9th, 2017|