Archive for the ‘Moulding’ Category

UK Nanotech Network Announces Medical Device Event

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) will host a roundtable discussion on the impact of nanotechnology on medical device development on 24 January 2013 at Brunel University in London. Produced in association with eSTI2 (of the UKCRC translational infection research initiative consortium), the half-day event will include a presentation of three case studies followed ...

Phillips-Medisize Completes Czech Republic Facility Expansion

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Phillips-Medisize Corporation has completed a 10,000 sq. ft. expansion to their Czech Republic Facility. This facility expansion provides more cleanroom production space while increasing the total footprint of this facility to enhance existing capabilities. The FDA-registered and ISO 13485-certified facility provides plastic, liquid injection moulding, as well as catheter extrusion and full finished device assembly capabilities in ...

Röchling Ramps Up Medical Moulding Activities

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The recent acquisition of US-based Advent Tool & Mold by German injection moulder Röchling heralds an expansion of activities in the medtech sector for the Mannheim-headquartered company. The billion-dollar German firm, known for its automotive technical innovations, is planning a major ramp-up in the medical field, including technology transfer and investments ...

Arburg Highlights Medical Moulding at MEDTEC Europe and Its Own Technology Days Event

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Here’s a fun fact: one in 10 moulding machines sold by Arburg goes into the medical device manufacturing market. Surprised? I know I was. But it helps to explain why Arburg chose to exhibit at MEDTEC Europe 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany, the same week that it held its annual Technology ...

Swedish Company Breaks Mould in Suzhou for Medtech Suppliers

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_26855" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Karl Stillman, Rosti"][/caption] The landscape of medical manufacturing in China today looks an awful lot like the automotive sector did 15 to 20 years ago, says Karl Stillman, Regional Sales Director, Asia, for injection moulder and contract manufacturer Rosti. Back then, the automobile industry had not yet ...

German Mould Maker for Medical Products Recognised for Excellence in Production

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

When you are sourcing a supplier, chances are that you take into consideration such factors as the company's ability to satisfy customer requests, achieve agreed-upon product requirements and meet deadlines. You will probably gauge how efficiently it runs its plant. You might even look at employee retention rates and its ...

Compamed: Spang & Brands Discovers New Paths Involving Innovative Plastics

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

German custom moulder Spang & Brands GmbH has further expanded its portfolio of products and assemblies. Products for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry are the firm's speciality. The company has advanced its level of know-how in multi-component technology, particularly in maximising specific material blending and combination, as well as in design optimisation. ...

Husky Demonstrates Range of Medical Products at Fakuma

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Husky Injection Molding Systems is launching its new Ultra SideGate hot runner technology at Fakuma taking place 18 to 22 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The new Ultra SideGate hot runner is designed and optimised for deep draw parts such as pipettes, syringe barrels and other small parts. According to the ...

Ansamed Acquisition, MGS Moulding Facility: Ireland’s Medtech Community Means Business

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Ireland’s medical manufacturing base experienced a couple of noteworthy changes in August: Ansamed was acquired by full-service medical device outsourcing company Vention Medical, and MGS Mfg. Group announced the opening of a production facility in Leixlip, its first moulding plant outside North America.

Ferromatik Milacron Showcases Off-the-Shelf Fully Customisable Moulding Machine

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

It’s an Interplas year, and while the Birmingham-based show is not a marquee event for the plastics universe, it retains some appeal for companies sourcing polymer-related products, services and equipment. Somewhat surprisingly, it is the only show this autumn where Ferromatik Milacron will present its new F-Series platform in a medical application.

Wacker Adds Silicone Elastomer Production Lines and Cleanroom

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Chemicals company Wacker has announced that several silicone-polymer production lines have gone online at its Burghausen, Germany, site. The lines will enable expanded production of Silpuran and Elastosil silicone elastomers for medical applications. Production lines for UV silicones as well as Lumisil, Semicosil and Wacker SilGel silicone products for ...

Arburg Introduces Allrounder Edrive Machine Series During Technology Days

Friday, April 1st, 2011

German injection moulding equipment maker Arburg displayed its wares at the 2011 Arburg Technology Days on 23 to 26 March. More than 5000 visitors attended the event at Arburg's headquarters in Lossburg. Highlights included the world premier of the Allrounder electric Edrive machine series and a celebration of 50 years ...