Welcome to Medical Injection Molding Workshop at Amerimold!
The inaugural Medical Injection Molding Workshop presented by Plastics Technology is debuting at Amerimold 2019! This half-day workshop provides injection molders currently serving the medical market—and those who’d like to be—a focused update on key aspects of medical molding. Attendees will learn best practices from market leaders on topics including;
- Material selection
- Design to process
- Mold validation
- Part inspection
Wednesday, June 12th
1 PM - 1:30 PM
The Most Misunderstood Problem In Medical Injection Molding — And How To Solve It
Kevin Rottinghaus, Beaumont
Shear heating variations are a primary cause of numerous issues that are common when injection molding medical parts, including high scrap rates, weight and dimensional variation between cavities or between shots, long cycle times, warpage, and others. Yet more often than not these shear heating variations go unchecked, usually due to misunderstandings regarding shear heating in medical injection molding. This article will explain how shear heating develops, how it affects your parts, and how to control it to your advantage.
1:30 PM - 2 PM
Materials Selection and Evaluation for Medical Devices
Len Czuba, President, Czuba Enterprises, Inc.
How to take on the challenge of selecting the right materials for an implantable medical device. As with most materials used in medical devices, the end use application dictates the selection of the material, and that is in turn impacted by the method of processing the component.
2 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
What If We Could Cut Process Validation Time in Half?
Erik Sherburne, Quality Manager, Advanced Molding Technologies
In this presentation, we will discuss techniques and review case studies we have used to reduce the process validation timeline: CT Scanning for metrology, thorough DFM/DFR review and leveraging statistics, data and software to offset traditional validation methods.
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Analysis of the Medical Market from Supply Chain to End Consumer
Michael Guckes, Chief Economist, Gardner Intelligence
Gardner Intelligence will share its analysis of the medical devices industry using its unique three prong approach, by providing insights directly from medical devices manufacturers, financial markets and macroeconomic data. By visualizing the data collected along the supply chain from production to final end-user consumption, attendees will better understand the business and economic dynamics that connect their business’ performance to the greater industry.
3:15 PM - 4 PM
Speaker Panel with Audience Q&A