Isometric’s Microns Matter® PFMEA Process

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Isometric’s Microns Matter® PFMEA Process Figure 1.1 Isometric Micro Molding “Average” Tolerance Risk Assessment Strategy Each phase of Isometric’s Microns Matter® PFMEA process allows for the accurate estimation of percentage micron tolerance risks, which mitigates risks during each phase. Truly, components and devices with micron tolerances can only be successfully manufactured by applying years of […]

Super Hydrophobic and Super Hydrophilic Microfluidic Surfaces

Super Hydrophobic and Super Hydrophilic Microfluidic Surfaces Polymer micro molding is a scalable and economic method of manufacturing devices with microscopic surfaces, in particular super-hydrophobic and super-hydrophilic microscopic surfaces. These 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 […]

What Are the Biggest Micro Molding Challenges?

What Are The Biggest Micro Molding Challenges? What are the challenges associated with micro molding? Donna Bibber, CEO at Isometric Micro Molding, explains what micro means in this informative video. Learn more about Isometric Micro Molding’s in-house micro solutions and impressive portfolio of micro components. Ready to start your own micro project? Contact us HERE.

What is a Brain Perfusion Phantom?

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A brain perfusion phantom is a 3D printed plastic brain that allows surgeons to practice mechanical thrombectomies. A mechanical thrombectomy is a procedure where surgeons thread a wire from the chest, through the neck, and into the head to pull clots out of the brain of a stroke victim. As you can imagine, there are […]

Tiny Medical Devices – Designing for Success (part 2)

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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 headfirst, knowing your part has +/- 5 micron tolerances on a plastic part. You start like any […]

The Merging of Medical Device Manufacturers and the Pharmaceutical Industry

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As product technology advances and the general demand for healthcare expands, the industry line between medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies is being blurred as innovative products continue to emerge. Manufacturers are exploring new technologies that adhere to better patient compliance, improve product safety and utilize unique drug delivery methods. These new technologies include:– Small […]

Medtronic Executive Joins Isometric Micro Molding

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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 […]

Tiny Medical Devices – Designing for Success

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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 […]

Miniaturized Medicine on the Rise

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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 the corresponding need for micro components and assemblies that enable devices across all medical and drug delivery market segments. Some of […]

Secrets of Success in Micro Molding – part 2

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Micro Molding: High Aspect Ratio, Thin-Wall Micro Molded Devices The smallest components in a medical device or drug delivery device are often the enabling components of 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Isometric Micro Molding-Specialist in Scalable Intraocular Devices

Micro molding continues to play a significant role in the worldwide growth of ophthalmic devices.  The enabling component is usually the smallest component in a medical or pharmaceutical implant or device.  This is due to the discomfort of something large being put into the eye. When it comes to our eyes, the smaller the device […]

Why 100% Vertical Integration is Important for Micro Components and Assemblies

Complete Vertical Integration : ON SITE and IN SIGHT MATTERS. Working with Isometric Micro Molding maximizes quality and reduces risk. Isometric Micro Molding mitigates customer risk by providing excellence in precision by vertical integration and full control of the tooling, molding, assembly, automation, and CT scanning processes- ALL right here on site and in sight. With extremely accurate tolerances, handling […]