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Why Choose Insert Molding?

Why Choose Insert Molding? Insert molding is a manufacturing process for molding thermoplastic over a prefabricated component called an insert to create a single component. Inserts are generally metal but can be made from any material that can withstand the temperature and pressure of injection molding. The resulting single unified part has improved strength and…

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Medically necessary: AdvanTech’s new IS0 13485 Certification

AdvanTech Plastics is proud to announce our new ISO 13485 certification, an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS) specific to the medical devices industry. It ensures that organizations involved in the design, production, installation, and servicing of medical devices consistently meet regulatory and customer requirements. Here’s an overview of what…

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Biosciences Companies Purchasing Equipment from Medical Supply Companies

The bio sciences industry relies heavily on sophisticated equipment to conduct research, diagnose diseases, and develop new treatments. Companies in this field face a critical decision when acquiring equipment: should they buy from medical supply companies or directly from individual bio-sciences manufacturers? Each option comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a…

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Key Trends in Plastic Injection Molding for 2024

The plastic injection molding industry is experiencing a period of rapid innovation and transformation in 2024. Several key trends are shaping the landscape, driven by advancements in technology, materials, and sustainability initiatives. Here are some of the most important trends in plastic injection molding this year: 1. Advanced Materials The use of advanced materials is…

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3D printing: A macro-sized advance for micro-molded plastic medical parts

There’s little doubt 3D-printing is adding a whole new dimension to the plastic injection molding industry.  But what you may not know is how 3D printing can complement and enhance micro injection molding in the production of plastic medical parts.  Here’s how: Prototyping and Design Validation 3D printing is highly beneficial for creating prototypes and…

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Industry 4.0 Integration in the Plastic Injection Molding Industry

The fourth industrial revolution, commonly known as Industry 4.0, is transforming manufacturing industries across the globe. This paradigm shift leverages advanced digital technologies to create smart factories that are more efficient, flexible, and interconnected. The plastic injection molding industry, a cornerstone of modern manufacturing, is experiencing significant changes due to Industry 4.0 integration. This post…

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Meet Steve Kieffer: The New Tooling Engineer at AdvanTech Plastics

AdvanTech Plastics, is excited to announce the newest addition to their team, Steve Kieffer, who joins as the Tooling Engineer. With his vast experience in the industry and his passion for innovation, Kieffer is set to play a crucial role in furthering the company’s mission to provide top-quality plastic products to their clients. Kieffer brings…

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3D Printing: The New Dimension in Plastic Injection Molded Medical Parts

In the medical device manufacturing industry, precision, efficiency, and adaptability are paramount. Plastic injection molding is a key process used in the production of plastic medical devices, offering a cost-effective and scalable solution. However, traditional mold design can be time-consuming and costly, limiting flexibility in the production process. This is where 3D printing, also known…

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How Clean is Clean? ISO Knows, On A Scale of 1-9

In the realm of plastic injection molding, especially in the production of plastic medical devices, cleanliness is of utmost importance. Maintaining a clean environment during the manufacturing process helps ensure that the final products meet stringent quality and safety standards. To achieve this, facilities often use clean rooms that adhere to various levels of ISO…

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