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MatrixLogo horizontal whiteInjection Molding and Moldmaking with Surgical Precision

MatrixLogo horizontal white

Injection Molding and Moldmaking
with Surgical Precision

Call us: (630) 595-6144

Computed Tomography (CT) scanning is an invaluable tool for performing timely and accurate First Article Inspections on difficult to inspect parts.  

Hans Noack was the Design Manager at Matrix Plastic Products for 30 years until his retirement in 2020. This blog is a look back at his successful career: how he got his start in mold making, what inspired his masterful mold designs, and what he finds most fulfilling about his life’s work.

Whatever the original cause of the trouble may be, our goal in any transfer program is to repair/replace tooling components quickly, re-qualify the mold so production can resume, and craft a game plan to minimize total cost of ownership over the remaining lifetime of the program.

Design of Experiments (“DOE”) is a powerful tool for evaluating and validating the injection molding process. Matrix utilizes Nautilus software to identify key input variables to control process variation.

Two-stage (plunger-style) injection molding technology provides several advantages over the traditional reciprocating screw method when processing thin-walled, difficult to fill components.

PEEK is believed to be one of the highest performing thermoplastics on the market, and Matrix Plastic Products processes this resin for several medical device programs.  Our experience highlights some of the important safety precautions we take regarding the molding equipment, software, tooling, and handling of this high temperature material.

The successful production of critical micromolded components at Matrix Plastic Products depends on several important factors.  But it all begins with the close-tolerance, ultra precise micro molds we design and build here.

There can be many causes of molded-in stress with Polycarbonate.  Reviewing sample parts, set-up sheets, process monitoring, and the resin manufacturer’s recommendations, are the keys to solving the mystery.

Matrix Plastic Products was honored to be featured in this 2018 episode of the Manufacturing Alliance Podcast  with Tony Demakis of Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales, and Kent Gladish of TMA

The lifetime of a plastic injection mold is impacted by several factors besides just the SPI class to which it was built. Clamping, preventive maintenance, and mold protections all play a role in how long a well-built mold will last once in production. 

Matrix design engineers collaborate with customers to identify part design options that will save time and money on their projects, while ensuring top quality results in optimized manufacturing.

Matrix Plastic Products processes bioabsorbable resins to produce implantable medical devices for our OEM customers. The proper drying of these hygroscopic materials requires specialized knowledge, methods, and equipment critical to maintaining their integrity.

 

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