Plastic components in medical devices, parts, and equipment are part of almost every medical product one can think of. Because of factors like sturdiness, one-time use, storage, size, easier to shape, and others, it is the perfect choice in specific use cases. The best way to manufacture plastic parts, equipment, and more has been the plastic injection moulding process.
There are many reasons companies choose plastic injection moulding medical over other processes; we explore these in detail in this blog.
#1 Highest quality control and precision with consistency
Plastic injection moulding can produce large volumes of medical parts, equipment, or injection molded medical devices with high precision. It is a high-volume production process that has been refined over the past few decades.
Consistency is a matter of safety for medical products, and with high precision, medical companies can maintain high-quality control standards while producing in bulk.
#2 Cost optimisation
High-volume manufacturing naturally reduces the cost of production. The tooling cost, in the beginning, can be relatively higher, but when a similar part is produced in bulk, the average price per part made is way less than when it is manufactured with other processes.
#3 Durability and strength of materials
Plastic injection moulding medical uses high pressure to manufacture parts which, in turn, are highly durable and strong. Parts produced last for years at a stretch in certain cases, reducing the overall cost to hospitals/doctors.
#4 Wide variety of materials to choose from (multiple properties and use cases)
Plastic injection moulding supports a wide range of materials:
- Polypropylene (PP)
- And other resins
Each of these materials is known for specific characteristics like:
- Heat resistance
- Being biodegradable
- And many other factors
This gives doctors and hospitals many choices for producing parts for specific use cases.
#5 Ability to sterilise
Sterilisation is an essential factor for medical injection molding parts and equipment. Products manufactured with plastic injection moulding medical can be easily sterilised because of factors like heat resistance, strength, and others. Because of this, it is also a recommended process in a lot of medical regulations and certifications.
Because of the nature of the materials used, customisation is reasonably easy in plastic injection moulding medical, opening doors for a wide variety of medical parts to be manufactured at scale.
#7 Reduced wastage
It is very easy to use the leftover plastic used in production for the next set of manufacturing. Wastage in plastic injection moulding medical is relatively less for almost all materials used when compared to metal or other manufacturing materials.
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Finding a reliable manufacturer for plastic injection moulding is a challenging task for medical companies and startups for reasons like the resistance of dependable manufacturers on uptaking small orders, technical know-how about the right materials and processes, a wide range of SKUs to be manufactured, difficulty finding raw material, and other factors.
Karkhana.io has solved these challenges with its digital manufacturing platform. The platform is based on medical companies’ needs like instant quotations, DfM feedback via our expert engineers, end-to-end project management, sharing project files within your organisation, viewing your CAD files, regular QC, audits of suppliers, logistics, payments, and more.
Injection moulding technologies and services that you can avail of at the click of a few buttons include:
- Soft tooling technology
- Production tooling technology
- Thermoplastic injection moulds (2 plates, 3 plates, hot runner)
- Moulds for thermoset components (compression moulds)
- Over-moulding and insert moulding
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