The instruments and products used in medical areas such as diagnostics and cardiac rhythm management usually contain small components with extreme tolerances. These require maximum precision and accuracy in dimensions and surfaces. Elos Medtech's factory in Skara, Sweden, has the expertise required to produce advanced precision moulding tools and injection-moulded plastic parts for medical technology companies acting on a global market.
Elos Medtech Microplast has gained more than 40 years of experience and expertise in the design and manufacture of moulding tools and in injection moulding of plastic products. In the first few years, the company concentrated on the manufacture of injection-moulding machinery, but the operation gradually moved towards the production of moulding tools and then into injection moulding of plastic parts as well.
Elos Medtech Microplast is part of Elos Medtech, which is an international development and production partner for medical technology companies. The company is considered a solution partner offering innovative turnkey solutions, from concept to finished product, through the Complete Performance concept. This strategic way of working is built on high competence and deep understanding of the product's application together with a close cooperation with medical technology companies.
Elos Medtech is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of medical devices such as dental implants, trauma and spine products, diabetes delivery systems, hearing aids, diagnostics and cardiovascular devices.
The advanced moulding tools and mouldings that Elos Medtech Microplast specialises in require a very high level of precision. The injection-moulded parts are primarily made from difficult-to-machine plastics including POM, PVDF, ETFE, ECTFE, LCP, PEEK, PES, PPS and PPSU, and these components can weigh as little as 0.01 grams.
Controls and measuring are crucial when designing and manufacturing small components.
"We ensure outstanding quality control and high precision in measurement. In order to avoid any defects or variations of the components and provide greater security for our customers, we use a CNC measuring machine with multisensor technology", says Mathias Andersson, managing director at Elos Medtech Microplast.
Andersson explains: "By investing heavily in technically advanced machinery and in-house software development, our operation meets the most stringent requirements on documentation management, traceability, quality and process management. This does, of course, apply equally to our tools-manufacturing process and our injection-moulding operation."
"Over the years, Microplast has gained an in-depth understanding and specialist expertise in injection moulding, which we use to meet the varying demands of our customers", says Andersson. "We are involved early in the design and technical development of a customer's product such as design of moulding tools, choice of material and design of components. Quality, expertise, flexibility and customisation are important in our operation. Through our unique competence and long experience, we support our customers in becoming more competitive, and pioneer significant innovations for tomorrow's clinical solutions."