Micro Molding

Micro molding refers to injection molding of parts weighing a fraction of a gram, and it is becoming a sizeable opportunity for molders who serve the electronics, medical, telecommunications, and automotive market sectors. Some of the new poppy-seed-sized parts being molded today include gears and gear housings, hearing aids, molded interconnect devices (MIDs), bobbins, switches, sensors, lenses, catheters, gaskets, rollers, and fiber-optic components. These minute parts have even tinier critical features, such as pinholes, pins, channels, and snap-fit latches.

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Micromolder’s Business Rests On Four Key Technologies

The “four legs” that support Isometric Micro Molding are micro molds, micro injection molding, micro automation, and CT scanning.

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Injection Molding: Wittmann’s U.S. Debut of Two Machines, New Robots & Auxiliaries at NPE

A high-speed packaging machine, two-shot micromolder, and new high-end and economical robots, plus several new auxiliaries bow in at NPE.