3 Reasons Why The Medical Industry Uses Plastic Injection Molding For Prototypes
Plastic injection molding is an extremely versatile method of mass production, and it has numerous benefits that make it an invaluable tool for creating working prototypes at scale. For the medical industry, the range of benefits for plastic injection molding are far-reaching, and companies such as Valencia Plastics will allow much more versatility in a very complex medical device industry.
Detailed Features and Complex Geometry
In today’s day and age, medical technology is advancing at an enormous rate. With this rapid increase comes a need for companies to match this rapid growth in complexity of design as well. With these advances have come intricately designed machines and tools such as pacemakers, imaging machines, and surgical tools, all of which need prototypes for testing and monitoring. Due to the extremely high pressure used in the process, plastic injection molding allows for a large amount of detail within the cast.
Reduce Manufacturing Costs
Furthermore, the ability to craft these intricate designs at this extreme pressure removes a large portion of the manufacturing costs. With most other protocols for creating working prototypes at scale, complex designs can cost a fortune to mass produce, and with companies such as Valencia Plastics that offer all of the services required in one place, the process is quick and effortless. Robots and machines mass produce these state of the art devices without losing any of the structural integrity of the product, and do it at a fraction of the time and cost.
Once the designs and injection mold model are created and the presses are pre-programmed, the actual process of plastic injection molding is faster than other methods. With a high production output rate, ability to craft complex designs, and an ease of creation of the initial mold, plastic injection molding is a wonderfully efficient manufacturing option that can help us pave the way to the future of medical technology.
Valencia Plastics is a leading provider of injection molded plastic parts for the healthcare industry. For more information, please contact us.