Freudenberg Medical expands thermoplastic micro injection molding

Freudenberg miniature partsFreudenberg Medical (Baldwin Park, CA) recently announced that it has expanded its thermoplastic micro injection molding capabilities with the installation of an Arburg micro injection modular machine. The addition is designed to meet customers' increasingly challenging molding requirements, said the company.

“Engineering-grade materials can be sensitive to shear, and a very fine level of control is needed to produce shot weights under 0.1 gram,” said Hamlet Haroutonian, Project Manager/Master Molder II at the Baldwin Park operation. “With our new thermoplastic micro molding work cell, we can produce very small shot sizes with great accuracy.”

The installation includes robotic part handling with integrated vision inspection systems and the RJG eDART system for process control and monitoring when in-cavity pressure transducers are built into the mold.

Freudenberg Medical provides advanced micro molding for both silicone and thermoplastic components at facilities in California and Germany. The Baldwin Park operation manufactures and assembles medical components and finished devices, working primarily with thermoplastics. Value-added services include metrology and validation, scientific molding and D.O.E capabilities, and a dedicated rapid prototyping work cell.


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