Injection Molding

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.Challenges [...]

Micro Giants: Micromolding for Medtech

Medical Product Outsourcing Sep 2018 article featuring Isometric Micro Molding, Inc. 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 recovery times, devices are shrinking and becoming more complex, [...]