Twelve MicroPower injection molding machines from Wittmann Battenfeld are now being used for medical applications, showing the increasing importance of micro molding in the medical market.
"Micro parts for the medical industry are medical clips, which are implanted and which are biodegradable, implantable sensor housings and micro bearings," Gabriele Hopf, marketing manager for Wittmann Battenfeld (Kottingbrunn, Austria) told Plastics Today.
At the Compamed in Düsseldorf, Germany (Nov. 14-16), Wittmann Battenfeld will produce a polyacetal filter with an 80µ grid and a part weight of 1.1 mg. The demonstration part could be used in acoustical engineering as well as in micro pumps or inhalators. It will be manufactured on a MicroPower 15/10 that has been specially developed for high-precision injection molding of nano and micro parts. The part will be produced in a two-cavity mold with a three-platen injection system....