In this Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) article, Patrick Haney of MTD Micro Molding offered a number of insights on the challenges of micromolding for medical devices. He also provided his expertise on the importance of material science for this fabrication process and the considerations tied to it medical device manufacturers should be aware of.

“From my perspective, the factors that drive all growth in this field is an ever-growing understanding of how the viscoelastic and thermal behaviors of specialty polymers change when exposed to the micro-environment. A stronger understanding of the science that drives polymer behavior can allow us to become more inventive and daring in areas spanning from mold and part design, to optimizing processing techniques to manipulate material characteristics, and even find new ways to utilize materials in ways never done before.”

Patrick Haney, R&D Engineer

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