What is precision molding?
Polymer injection-molding is a proven manufacturing process for high volume production of precision micro- and nano- scale medical devices, including microfluidics. Precision molding uses injection molding techniques to create highly detailed components or products with extremely tight tolerances, down to the order of microns, in order to create extremely complex micro-devices that must meet high standards of performance and quality.
What is medical molding?
Medical molding is a specialized form of injection molding process tailored to meeting the unique needs of medical devices and components. Tooling medical injection molds takes into account how injection molding processes can be optimized for specific types of polymers chosen for their biocompatibility and other medically necessary properties.
What is mold tooling?
To produce custom medical devices such as housings for medical equipment, surgical instruments, prosthetic implants, or lab-on-a-chip devices, developers need unique injection molds that can reliably produce the intricate designs of their products to tight tolerances. Precision mold tooling is the creation of unique mold tools in which polymers are injected or pressed to accurately and repeatedly produce designs with very intricate details.
What are the benefits of mold tooling services?
Mold tooling is a complicated process that must take into account the development of custom designs, the selection of proper mold materials and surface finishing, and other factors that require extensive expertise. Performing custom mold tooling in-house also requires significant upfront investment in equipment and machinery, along with ongoing maintenance costs.
Taking advantage of precision mold services drastically reduces the need for upfront financial and knowledge investment, reducing the risk of new ventures.
How does Vantiva Precision BioDevices design custom mold toolings?
We use cutting-edge, state-of-the-art molding units, advanced CNC machining equipment, and a host of support equipment to develop high-throughput custom molds that can produce your medical devices at a high throughput. Our equipment includes, but is not limited to:
- Single stage Arburg Hybrid molding units (80 to 220 ton)
- Kern EVO and Okuma M560-V CNC machinery
- Advanced mold heating and chilling equipment
- Keyence optical scan system
- Multiple ISO 7 clean room-controlled environments validated and certified to ISO7 Certified Clean Rooms
- Multiple advanced bonding and fusing methods
Vantiva Precision BioDevices utilizes the latest in Design for Manufacturability techniques to make your design cost-effective and easily reproducible at your desired scale.
How does Vantiva Precision BioDevices maintain high quality standards for medical precision molding?
From processing to assembly to packaging, all operations are performed in ISO 7 Class 10,000 clean rooms validated and certified to ISO7 Certified Clean Rooms to prevent contamination and ensure that all products adhere to the high standards expected of them by consumers and regulatory bodies. Vantiva’s quality system and processes as a whole adhere to strict ISO 13485:2016 standards, which concern the production and servicing of medical devices.
What materials does Vantiva Precision BioDevices work with?
We leverage our vast expertise in precision injection molding for diagnostic and medical products to choose the right injection molded polymers and extruded films for your unique application and requirements. Our material specialties include:
- Cyclic Olefin Polymer (COP)
- Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polycarbonate (PC)
- Polystyrene (PS)
- Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
How does Vantiva Precision BioDevices provide global manufacturing capabilities?
Our Innovation Center’s location in Camarillo, CA makes us a convenient source of local manufacturing and design services to major biotech hubs in California, while our manufacturing facilities in Latin America, Europe, and Australia provide the capacity to increase production on a global scale.
How does Vantiva Precision BioDevices reduce risk in medical precision molding?
We use rapid, iterative prototyping and a stage-gate process to streamline product development, lifting the cost and expertise burdens of producing your own injection molded devices off of your shoulders while assisting in gathering the data and risk identification/mitigation processes your product needs for clinical testing, filing, and regulatory approval. We have a long corporate history of protecting and being trusted with sensitive Intellectual Property and other confidential information.