How to Make Specialty Polymers as Strong as Metal
With increasing healthcare costs (and increasing competition among OEMs) designers across the medical device industry are being asked to increase performance and decrease costs associated with their products. If you primarily design with metal, one of the most effective methods for enhancing performance and cutting costs is metal-to-plastic conversion.
This webinar provides a look inside the journey from metal to plastic, with specific examples and case studies used to highlight the actual process from design to production.
Along the way, you will learn about: Performance criteria • Material selection • Process simulation • Cost considerations • Validation testing
Watch the recorded webinar to learn more about Solvay's high-performance specialty polymers
High-performance specialty polymers offer the same level of strength and rigidity as some metals, along with added advantages such as lightweighting and freedom of design. The total cost of production is also significantly lower for plastic medical devices compared to products machined from steel, titanium, aluminum and magnesium. In this presentation, Jeff Hrivnak will show you how.
We delivered this presentation at MD&M West 2019 to engineers and designers representing some of the largest manufacturing companies in the medical industry. Now, you too can learn about the exciting possibilities of designing with plastic.
You will also learn how converting to an injection molded plastic device saved one OEM $3 million per year in production costs, and how your company can achieve equally impressive cost savings by designing with plastic.
If you have any questions about any of the case studies we present, or if you would like material recommendations for a metal-to-plastic conversion project, please contact us online.