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 •  December 29, 2017

Claude Bernard, Sepro Group, answers questions about robots and automation for cleanroom molding. Sepro Group is a manufacturer of robots and automation systems for plastic injection molding. For cleanroom applications, the company uses the same robots as for general molding applications, but modifies them in different ways to suit the customer’s...

Medical Plastics News

 •  December 12, 2017

Applied technology solutions provider Stratasys has teamed up with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri to open a 3D printing “Centre of Excellence”, the company has announced. The centre is open now and is designed to accelerate advancements in pre-surgical preparedness, medical research and patient treatment. By...

Medical Plastics News

 •  November 28, 2017

The NPE2018: The Plastics Show will feature a new Medical Parts Processing Zone next year, the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has announced. The new sector-specific zone will focus on plastics materials, processes and technology advances for medical devices and diagnostics in healthcare industries. By 2023 revenue from medical device...

Medical Plastics News

 •  November 20, 2017

Domenico Uccheddu from Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri looks at the TPE extrusion world and tubing for medical use. Here at Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri (FFE), we are known as a leading producer of TPE/TPO compounds that are certified for food contact and medical use – that’s our focus today as well as the driving force for the...

Medical Plastics News

 •  November 3, 2017

With biofluid compatibility, favourable haptic as well as physical, chemical and processing attributes, silicone’s popularity for use in medical devices continues to grow. Advancements in medical polymer architecture further facilitate many novel next-generation medical devices and implants. Bringing together the ideal combination of material..

Medical Plastics News

 •  July 27, 2017

Plastics machinery group Arburg is bringing its now-famous ‘Freeformer’ additive manufacturing technology to Interplas to demonstrate the manufacture of implants made from medical-grade polylactide. An Arburg Freeformer will demonstrate the additive manufacturing process for the production of customised implants for facial and cranial bones from...

Medical Plastics News

 •  July 11, 2017

Trend’s capital investment in the facility and additional cleanroom space and equipment, including a number of Sumitomo Demag 50-tonne IntElect machines, has enabled the company to boost process stability and achieve shorter production runs. “The Irish and UK medical device sector is in a sustained growth phase,” said Trend’s manufacturing manager,...

Medical Plastics News

 •  July 10, 2017

Meeting Healthcare’s Most Rigorous Design Challenges Author: Chris Claussen, Silicone Elastomer Global Marketing Manager for Healthcare, Momentive Performance Materials Need a higher-slip surface for your moulded components? Experiencing self-healing issues with your flow control valves? Noticing your medical device physical properties...

Medical Plastics News

 •  July 4, 2017

Technical thermoplastics compounder Albis Plastic has expanded its healthcare product portfolio with a number of new materials. The materials are intended for use in medical devices, laboratory and diagnostic applications and also pharmaceutical packaging. The company’s range of new grades meet the safety and functionality requirements of today’s...

Medical Plastics News

 •  June 23, 2017

A hospital in Manchester is set to receive the NHS’ first proton beam therapy (PBT) machine to treat cancer patients. The Christie hospital in Manchester will be the first NHS institute to deliver PBT, a treatment which patients could previously only receive abroad. The cyclotron machine weighs 90-tonne and delivers radiotherapy which can target...