Phillips Innovation Propels Micro-Molding Process
Features 2/7/2005 Post a comment Phillips engineers have advanced a breakthrough proprietary process for micro-molding alloys that eliminates machining and lowers costs considerably—and will ultimately give the medical industry smaller and longer-lasting implants and surgical tools in a shorter time to market.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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