The Unique Challenges of Implantable MoldingAugust 22, 2014
Every component MRPC creates is unique. Each project starts with a customer’s vision, which is translated into specific requirements, and is brought to life by a formal process of product design, testing and production. We use the principles of scientific molding to improve consistency and quality while reducing waste, and our processes help ensure that the components we manufacture uphold the standards of our clients – and any specific regulations that might impact their use.
One of the more challenging yet rewarding aspects of MRPC’s business is implantable molding. This type of production has far more stringent controls due to the fact that the end component must be safe for long-term use in the human body. This means that the production environment must meet specific cleanliness guidelines and the process must be even more tightly controlled.
Our Class 7 (10,000) clean room enables MRPC’s team of experts to produce long-term implantable components using a variety of materials, including LSR, HCR silicone and PEEK. MRPC’s small precision presses create accurate, repeatable molded silicone and thermoplastic parts weighing less than one gram!
MRPC is committed to helping our customers create high-quality medical device components for a wide variety of implantation scenarios, including:
- Cardiac rhythm management
- Orthopedic surgery
- Sports medicine
- Dental implants
A recent project required the MRPC team to improve the strength of a component that was molded by a competitor. Our experienced engineering staff quickly identified several tooling and part design issues, and leveraged our scientific molding principles to exceed our customer’s strength requirements.
Can your implantable molding project benefit from analysis by our team? Download our overview sheet to learn more about our capabilities and uncover the potential in your project.