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Blog Archives - MTD Micro Molding
Innings & Outings

Innings & Outings

For the second year in a row, MTD travelled to Pawtucket, RI for a Paw Sox game at McCoy Stadium. It was an awesome night – perfect weather, great food, and even better company. Dennis even threw out the first pitch of the game! We look forward to coming back...
How Contract Manufacturers Can Survive in the Face of M&A

How Contract Manufacturers Can Survive in the Face of M&A

The July issue of Medical Design & Outsourcing focused on contract manufacturing and addressed the trend of OEM and contract manufacturer consolidation. With all the of the mergers and acquisitions taking place in the medical manufacturing space, you can’t...
Micro Molds vs. Macro Molds: 5 Key Differences

Micro Molds vs. Macro Molds: 5 Key Differences

How are the main processes and strategies different for micro molds vs. macro molds? 1. Design: Smaller runners, smaller gates, and because of the tiny details in the designs, most of the ejector pins are very small (sometimes as small as 0.010 inch). There also are...
Avoid the Top 8 Micro Design Mistakes

Avoid the Top 8 Micro Design Mistakes

Nothing is more frustrating for micro part designers than to spend countless hours on a new drawing, only to get to the manufacturing phase and find out they need to make significant revisions or compromises.Here are some recommendations from MTD’s tooling department...
STEAM Students Visit MTD

STEAM Students Visit MTD

Today, we were honored to host the students and staff from Dudley-Charlton Regional School District’s STEAM program. The students that attended were the award recipients from the recent first annual science fair competition. MTD was proud to sponsor the...
Bioabsorbables vs. Thermoplastics: The Key Differences

Bioabsorbables vs. Thermoplastics: The Key Differences

For micro medical components, there is a wide variety of materials to choose from. Most micromolding materials fall into two categories: thermoplastics and bioabsorbables. Thermoplastics are polymers that become pliable and moldable above a specific temperature and...
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