Plastic injection moulding is an ideal manufacturing format for medical devices, components, laboratory and facility equipment.
With a huge range of plastic materials available, including materials with antimicrobial properties, a massive variety of components can be injection moulded to exacting specifications and regulatory needs of the medical industry.
Precision and quality
With its high-volume output and high repeatability of components, medical suppliers have found plastic injection moulding for medical parts, components and devices is one of the most cost-effective ways to deliver the precise quality and specifications needed for the medical sector, time after time. Plastic injection moulding is used for medical applications such as:
- Implantable components
- Beakers, test tubes and other containers
- Housings and casings for medical and laboratory equipment
- Surgical equipment and components
- Drug delivery equipment and components
The Benefits of Medical Device Injection Moulding
- Cost-efficiency — access to a vast catalogue and the simplified manufacturing processes to produce precise components consistently in high quantities mean plastic injection moulding will almost always be the most cost-effective option.
- Consistent accuracy — in an industry where millimetres or microns make a difference, precise plastic injection moulding can produce components with exceptional accuracy and negligible variance for for hundreds, thousands and even millions of parts.
- Durability — injection moulding produces components that can resist the treatment of the harshest of environments. With many properties that can be added to raw materials, such as heat resistance, flame retardance, UV stability and active antimicrobial additives.
- Sterilisation — Plastic injection moulded components, as well as being resistant to contaminants, are also very easily able to be sterilised prior to use in any medical setting.