Have a PEEK Experience
PEEK is believed to be one of the highest performing thermoplastics on the market, and Matrix Plastic Products processes this resin for several medical device programs. Our experience highlights some of the important safety precautions we take regarding the molding equipment, software, tooling, and handling of this high temperature material.
What Causes Polycarbonate Parts To Crack?
There can be many causes of molded-in stress with Polycarbonate. Reviewing sample parts, set-up sheets, process monitoring, and the resin manufacturer’s recommendations, are the keys to solving the mystery.
Drying Bioabsorbable Resins
Matrix Plastic Products processes bioabsorbable resins to produce implantable medical devices for our OEM customers. The proper drying of these hygroscopic materials requires specialized knowledge, methods, and equipment critical to maintaining their integrity.
Dryness is Essential for Injection Molding with Nylon
Nylon is an extremely hygroscopic material. If not adequately dried before processing, a number of undesirable physical and cosmetic problems can occur as a result of excessive moisture.
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Avoid Molding With Wet Resin
The key to avoiding the consequences of molding with wet resins is to ensure your dryer systems are effective and well maintained. Regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance of dryer equipment are well documented at Matrix Plastic Products.
The Consequences of Molding with Wet Resin
Proper drying of engineering resins is crucial to obtaining the desired structural properties of injection molded parts. While moisture content might not always have cosmetic consequences, the unseen impact on molecular structure can compromise a critical component’s integrity and strength.