Material Behavior at the Micro Scale:
The Core of Medical Device Innovation
Material behavior on the micro level is very different than what traditional (macro-level) plastics engineering has taught us. It surprises us—and energizes us—on a regular basis. In this white paper, learn about polymer mechanics and how it might impact material selection for your micro medical device.
- How does micro injection molding differ from conventional (macro) molding?
- What should a medical OEM know about shear rates and the Second Newtonian Plateau?
- What are new advancements in micro medical materials?
- What should you consider when selecting a material for your micro medical device?
After you reach the shear thinning threshold, you are really working with a non-Newtonian fluid that acts like a Newtonian fluid. There is a whole new set of rules you need to play by when it comes to plastic fluid flow.