Micro Molding the Tiniest Parts On Earth

Photo of Micro 3D printed micro component for robotic surgery tools, shown on a pencil tip, by Isometric Micro Molding.

Micro Molding the Tiniest Parts On Earth Isometric’s Donna Bibber and Brent Hahn were recently interviewed by Design News about the growing trend of miniaturization and the micro molding industry. The demand is seen in many markets, from fiberoptic connectors to intraocular surgical instruments. “Our main customer base has been medical and drug delivery device […]

Micro Ophthalmic Ocular Implants

Image of micro ophthalmic ocular implant glaucoma drain for medical devices, shown on a finger tip, by Isometric Micro Molding

Micro Ophthalmic Ocular Implants Donna Bibber shares insight about micro ophthalmic ocular implants and the continued impact of micro mold manufacturing on worldwide growth in the next five years. Micro ophthalmic and intraocular implants continue to be one of the largest and fastest-growing global micro medical and pharma micro device market sectors. Driven by a […]

Today’s Micro Molding Challenges, Part 2: Tooling – The Enabler

Picture of Micro tooling machining at Isometric Micro Molding

Today’s Micro Molding Challenges, Part 2: Tooling – The Enabler Today’s Micro Molding Challenges, Part 2 pushes forward the discussion on best practices for micro molding. It is well known that micro mold and micromachining are key to the realization of micro molded components and micro automated assemblies. Both capabilities require tooling and fixtures manufactured […]

Micro Giants: Micromolding for Medtech

Image of medical grade, Class IV, intraocular pupil expander ophthalmic medical device, held by surgical tweezers, by Isometric Micro Molding

Micro Giants: Micromolding for Medtech Medical Product Outsourcing article featuring Isometric Micro Molding, Inc. Micromolding for medtech is becoming serious business. The medical industry’s demands are continually challenging suppliers and manufacturers to stretch their technical competencies into areas where they may fear to tread. Doctors and surgeons urge instruments for less invasive procedures and quicker […]

Micro Molding Innovations For Medical Devices

Picture of a bioresorbable tissue repair medical device for orthopedics, shown on a gloved finger, by Isometric Micro Molding

Micro Molding Medical Device Innovations Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) spoke to the team at Isometric Micro Molding, Donna Bibber, Brent Hahn, and Wayne Shakal, to learn more about micro molding innovations for medical devices and the complex markets of biopharma and pharma.  The big challenges of medical device miniaturization have created crucial demands on micro […]

Thin-Walled Micro Injection Molding For Devices

Image of a thin-walled micro injection molding example, by Isometric Micro Molding

Isometric Micro Molding’s micromachining of micro molds enables thin-walled micro injection molding in thermoplastic, silicone, and metal.  To mold micro thin-wall devices, polymer selection, ultra-precision tooling, and knowledge of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) is critical. For micro molded devices to be small, compliant, comfortable, and/or flexible, they may require very wall thicknesses as thin as […]

Scalability of Micro-Intraocular Implants and Devices

graphic of a pupil expander and how micro intraocular implant medical devices work

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 […]

How to Approach Today’s Micro Moulding Challenges Part 1: Tooling-the Enabler

Picture of five-axis micro milling of micro grippers to 1 μm at Isometric Micro Molding.

How to Approach Today’s Micro Moulding Challenges Part 1: Tooling-the Enabler Challenges in micro molding have not changed much at all in the past 20–30 years. The solutions to these challenges, however, have changed significantly. The most challenging attribute for micro molding matches up with the highest risk mitigation factor—tooling. For this reason, the top […]

The Four Legs That Drive MICRO Success

Computer keyboard with micro components on the letters MICRO for Isometric Micro Molding

The Four Legs That Drive MICRO Success The “four legs” that support Isometric Micro Molding are micro molds, micro injection molding, micro automation, and CT scanning. When a moldmaker serving injection molders of medical parts decided to get into micromolding itself, the first priority was to obtain the right equipment. For Isometric Micro Molding, Inc., New […]