MD&M West, the nation's largest medical manufacturing event, celebrates its 30th anniversary when it returns to Anaheim, CA, next week. The trade show and conference always features an array of leading-edge technologies that are often the foundation of tomorrow's breakthrough medical devices, and the 2015 event will build on that legacy. In the past couple of weeks, PlasticsToday has reported on some of the conferences and presentations that are part of this event; links to these articles are included at the end. This time, we would like to draw your attention to four exhibitors that merit your attention.
Described as a step change in liquid silicone rubber (LSR) processing, Silcotech (Bolton, ON, Canada) has developed a multi-shot processing system capable of simultaneously molding nine discrete substrates or shapes in a range of durometers, textures and colors using QP1 silicone elastomers from Dow Corning (Midland, MI). Both companies will feature this technology and its current and potential applications at their respective booths at MD&M West.