Cost-saving, integration are drivers in medical molding today


The growing emphasis on cost effectiveness in medical manufacturing was apparent at the Engel Symposium 2012 held earlier this month in Linz, Austria.

"We are seeing a trend towards larger, electric machines," says Christoph Lhota, head of the Engel medical business unit. "The factor driving this trend is the increasing use of large, multiple-cavity molds for comparatively small articles with exacting precision requirements."

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