From Designers, To Designers: Medical Molds are Different

July 14

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Designing molds for the Medical sector requires unique approaches. The Engineering team at Progressive, headquartered in the northern Illinois medical corridor, has gathered tips and approaches to share with others in mold design.

 

Primary Topics:

  • Heading off potential flash areas when running high MFI resins --LSR, Nylon, Medical-grade flex PVC.
  • Extending molding production between PM's while avoiding unscheduled mold stoppages.
  • Doing the math on water flow: Tricks for sneaking water into crowded cores.
  • Enabling tooling performance visibility before the mold is built and run.

 

Presenters:
Progressive's Engineering Team
Paul Moreau: Two years with Progressive, background in moldmaking and molding.
Glenn Starkey: Thirty years with Progressive, background in moldmaking and design.
Kevin Kelly: Seven years with Progressive, background in engineering hot runner systems.
Matt Finney: One year with Progressive, background in product development and mold design.
DeAnn Springer: Twenty-nine years with Progressive, background in CNC machining and mold design.
Trista Iodice: Three years with Progressive, background in mechanical engineering.
Sebastian Jurczak: Two years with Progressive, background in moldmaking and mold design.
Ken Rumore: Thirteen years with Progressive, background in toolmaking, design, and molding.