Micro Material: The implantable device is molded from Polypropylene (PP).
Micro Features: The medical design required zero draft throughout, and featured 0.5mm (0.012″) diameter holes throughout the 1.3″ long part design.
Description: The inside geometry of this strain relief device could not tolerate any draft. To achieve zero draft, unconventional tool construction methods were required to create the micro holes and features and be able to safely eject parts from from the tool.
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