One of the interesting medical demonstrations at NPE 2012 will be molding of components in a multi-cavity mold for SHL, a major Swedish producer of drug delivery devices.
It will be representative of one of the medical market trends to look for at this year's NPE: An increasing emphasis on technologies that help reduce costs. Higher tooling cavitation is one approach; another is integrated, highly productive systems.
An all-electric Engel e-motion 80H/80W/200 T WP US combi will be producing components for auto-injectors in a two-component injection molding process with a servo-electrical 16+16-cavity index platen mold. The mold is provided by Hack Mold Making, Kirchheim and Teck, Germany.