Micro-Moulding as thin as 0.1mm
With over 40 years of experience of design and development behind us, we’re constantly aware of new market demands. That’s why Biplas are developing injection mould tooling to mould wall sections as thin as 0.1mm, even smaller than a grain of sand.
Creating something as thin as 0.1mm is pushing the boundaries in micro moulding to achieve something so small and to mould it efficiently and precisely time and time again.
Micro-Moulding in our Cleanroom
Biplas recently used the micro-moulding process for use in Human Veins. Requiring a Class 5 Clean Room, where our newest injection moulding tool is able to mould wall sections as thin as 0.03 mm. The clean room ensures that we’re achieving the particulate level required for the assembly and sterilisation of sterile medical devices.
In addition to the Class 5 Cleanroom, we are developing these micro mouldings in a Babyplast 10/12, one of the smallest injection moulding machines.
This machine has a 10 tonne clamping force and 10/16mm piston plunger injection unit which creates mould sections as thin as 0.03mm.
What is micro-moulding?
Micro-moulding focuses on the production of extremely small and precise plastic parts or components. These micro-sized parts typically have dimensions on the micron or millimeter scale. Micro-moulding is used in various industries, including medical devices, electronics, telecommunications and microfluidics.
What tolerances can be achieved with micro-moulding?
We can achieve tight tolerances, often in the micrometer range, depending on the material and part design.
What materials are suitable for micro-moulding?
Micro-moulding can work with a range of materials, including engineering plastics, liquid silicone rubber (LSR), and bioabsorbable polymers tailored to your micro moulding needs.
How to ensure quality and consistency in micro-moulding?
Micro moulding processes include advanced tooling, precision machinery and rigorous quality control to maintain high consistency and quality.
What is the typical lead time for micro-moulding projects?
Lead times for micro-moulding projects vary depending on complexity but can range from weeks to a few months due to the intricacies involved in producing small, precise components.
What are the advantages of using micro-moulding?
Micro-moulding enables the production of extremely small and complex parts with high precision. This offers cost-effective manufacturing for micro-sized components; it allows you to produce multiple parts simultaneously in a single moulding cycle. Micro-moulding can be used with a variety of materials, including biocompatible and high-performance polymers.
Contact us about micro-moulding
We produce high precision solutions from our high end injection moulding machinery, which can be used in a cleanroom environment. Contact us to find out more about our process for your next specialist micro product manufacture.