Rubber Industries (Shakopee, MN) has expanded its rubber contract manufacturing capabilities to include liquid injection molding of liquid silicone rubber. The company will use 24-ton Boy Presses, which can handle mold sizes up to 10x12 inches and a maximum shot size of 65g. The molding systems utilize a modular mold base system that accommodates cavity blocks of 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 inches. For more information, visit www.rubberindustries.com.
The FDA has just released draft guidelines for using 3D printing in the design, development, and manufacture of regulated medical products. Although the recommendations are non-binding, they do set some much-needed parameters.
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