Freudenberg Medical has added advanced micro molding services in order to meet customers increasingly challenging molding requirements. “Engineering grade materials can be sensitive to shear and a very fine level of control is needed to produce shot weights under 0.1 gram,” said Hamlet Haroutonian, project manager/master molder II at Freudenberg Medical’s Baldwin Park, Calif., operation. “With our new thermoplastic micro molding workcell we can produce very small shot sizes with great accuracy.”
Ancillary services to complement thermoplastic micro molding include robotic part handling with integrated vision inspection systems and integration with the RJG eDART System for process control and monitoring when in-cavity pressure transducers are built into the mold.
Freudenberg Medical provides advanced micro molding for both silicone and thermoplastic components at operations in California and Germany. The Baldwin Park operation manufactures and assembles medical components and finished devices, working primarily with thermoplastics. Value-added services include metrology and validation, scientific molding and D.O.E capabilities, and a dedicated rapid prototyping workcell.
Freudenberg Medical is a global partner for the design, development and manufacture of medical devices and components. With 11 manufacturing operations and more than 1,500 associates worldwide, Freudenberg Medical offers a wide range of manufacturing capabilities from high precision silicone and thermoplastic components and tubing to coatings, finished devices and subassemblies for catheters and minimally invasive devices.