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How to approach today’s micro moulding challenges Part 1: Tooling-the enabler

Each issue, this column will focus on the major challenges in a given area of micro moulding. Split into two parts, this and the next instalment in the April issue, focus on the all-important subject of tooling, addressing and outlining time-tested solutions to some of the most talked about pitfalls in its manufacture and use. [...]

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Isometric Micro Molding, Inc. is the Fastest Growing Micro Molder in North America

NEW RICHMOND, Wisconsin, March 6, 2018 – Isometric Micro Molding, Inc., a division of Isometric Companies, Inc., a privately held corporation is now the fastest growing micro molder in North America.   In the last 4 years, this growth included: 2015 63% sales year over year growth 2016 124% sales year over year growth 2017 79% [...]

Super Hydrophobic and Super Hydrophilic Microfluidic Surfaces-Scalable and Economical Methods of Manufacturing

Super-hydrophobic and super-hydrophilic microscopic surfaces are created using microscopic and repeated geometric patterns (tiny cylindrical posts and channels).  These features can be fabricated to work collaboratively on the same surface to promote fluid flowing in some areas or prevent fluid flowing in other areas of a device.  The video below shows a collaboration of micro surfaces [...]

Biosensors Use Hand Held Micro Spectroscopy to Detect Cancer

PCR, Assay Plates, Well Strips, and thin-walled PCR tips and wells have long been on the market and serving a scientific purpose.  Micro molded micro surfaces and tiny polymer components are a scalable and economic method to produce these biomedical and laboratory disposables. Fast forward to the future where we are [...]

Micro Medical Device Chips Deliver Pinpoint Pain-Relieving Therapies

Often times in micro manufacturing, we use what has been successful in nature.  Commonly, natural pressure, or piezoelectric, capillary, and venture-type actions utilize pressure and surface tension to move fluids to and through implants and needles to move blood or active ingredients to direct places in the body. Isometric Micro [...]

Eye, Blood, and Joint Fluid Traveling Devices- Where Micro Molding Meets 3D Printing

It’s long been known that micro vs. macro physics have thwarted some efforts to create micro components and assemblies.  The study of Newtonian (fixed viscosity) and Non-Newtonian fluids (variable viscosity) fluids have an unique impact on developing and scaling drug delivery devices and body-fluid flow.  Non-Newtonian fluids can be found in [...]

Tiny Medical Devices – Designing for Success (part 2)

VALIDATION Picture this – your medical device is designed and you’re ready to validate the tiniest component – the technology piece that enables your intellectual property. You dive in head first, knowing your part has +/- 5 micron tolerances on a plastic part. You start like any engineer would start – with a solid stack-up [...]