Medical injection molding is a widely used manufacturing process in the medical industry that offers numerous advantages for a variety of applications. Medical-grade plastic injection molding is used for medical devices, components, laboratory and facility equipment, and more. One of the key advantages of the injection molding process is its ability to meet the stringent regulatory and regulatory needs of the medical industry, which we discuss in further detail below.
Medical suppliers have found that plastic injection molding medical parts, assemblies and devices is one of the most effective ways to cost-effectively achieve the quality and specifications they need. Medical injection molding is used for the following applications:
1. Implantable components;
2. Beakers, test tubes and other containers;
3. Housings and enclosures for medical and laboratory equipment;
4. Surgical equipment and components;
5. Drug delivery equipment and components;
These are just a few of the ways in which plastic injection molding for medical devices is used. The process of plastic injection molding medical parts can be applied to almost any field where high volume production of durable, sterilization-friendly parts is required with extreme production precision.
When utilizing injection molding, medical industry suppliers and manufacturers reap a number of benefits inherent to the process and available materials.
The nature of injection molding makes it one of the more cost-effective manufacturing processes, especially when it comes to high-volume production. Injection molding is almost always the most cost-effective option when mass production of medical parts, assemblies and devices is required.
2. Excellent precision
Close tolerance production is critical in medical device manufacturing, and millimeters or microns can have an impact on the successful performance of components. Skilled plastic injection molding equipment is capable of producing large numbers of components and equipment with extreme precision and with negligible part-to-part variation.
3. Material selection
Plastic medical injection molding has one of the widest selection of materials of any manufacturing process. While medical-grade requirements are bound to narrow this range, the number of materials meeting these key specifications is still large.
Many plastics used in injection molding have exceptional strength and durability, resisting harsh environments, vibration, and blunt setbacks without cracking, breaking, or shattering. Many injection-molded plastics are also heat-resistant and can be repeatedly sterilized by autoclaving and other means.
5. Pollution resistance
Plastic materials used in medical device injection molding are designed to resist contamination and be easily sterilized. Moreover, the medical injection molding process itself easily meets FDA and other requirements.