Of Dip Molded Medical Products
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Connectors, caps, and sleeves
Pastisol dip molding is accomplished by dipping a metal form in a plastisol compound for a controlled length of time, baking it long enough to achieve a thorough cure or fusion, then cooling the part till it is strong enough to be removed from the form without tearing. Though the process sounds simple, the challenge lies in proper development of the forms and establishing optimal parameters to get an acceptable product every time.
Protective and aesthetic coatings
The dip coating process is very similar to the dip molding process except that no release agent is required and the part being coated becomes the form. Plastisol generally does not adhere well to metal and often requires that the surface be physically or chemically primed. This priming step ensures an appropriate, uniform adhesion.
Solid plastisol components
The same techniques used in dip molding and dip coating can be utilized to cast solid objects made of plastisol. Sharing similarities with injection molding, liquid plastisol is poured into a metal mold and heated to cure. The process is highly customizable including cutting out shapes and adding adhesive backings to create adhesive markers.
Industry standard 2D drawings and 3D models
Production sciences utilizes SolidWorks software to turn your concept into a reality. We can take your specifications and create 2D drawings and 3D models. Alternately, we can use your drawings or models as the first step in our prototyping process. Starting with drawings allows us to rapidly develop the molds for your component.
Concept to sample in as little as one week
Maintaining a machine shop onsite allows us to progress from model to prototype within just a few days, depending on complexity. This capability enables us to make one mold and adjust it as necessary to obtain the optimal configuration. Building and assembling our tooling in this way also allows us to plan and price scaling up for a full production run based on your estimated needs.
Transparent, colored, and additives
Now offering Phthalate-Free options!
Choose from a wide selection of materials from transparent medical-grade to opaque colored for industrial applications. We have experience working with additives such as scents and even compounds to make components radiopaque.