MTD Micro Molding works with our customers to help them select the right medical grade plastics for their applications. Over our 15 year history of micro-manufacturing, we’ve developed a measurable expertise that allows us to help our customers pick the materials that will yield the best results for their projects.
Material selection has a direct impact on the work we do. The correct material drives tolerance, dimension, strength, usability, design, speed-to-market, critical features and cost. It’s a crucial step in the manufacturability of our customers’ products and our strategic partnerships yield fantastic results.
Bioabsorbables are popular in micro medical applications as the materials can dissolve/absorb into the body, eliminating the requirement of a repeat surgery for its removal.
Thermoplastics are a great micromolding material to work with as they become pliable above a specific temperature, but return to their rigid state upon cooling.
The same materials used in macro molding applications yield far different results when scaled to micro-molding applications.
A processor not only needs to understand the basics of optimizing the micro molding process, but also how each decision affects critical aspects like part functionality, material morphology, degradation mechanics, and flow characteristics.
The key to manufacturing success lies in understanding every possible avenue of your polymer—and how you may manipulate and control those avenues— to shape them into a fully functional world-class product.