The Advantage To Use Vacuum Casting Process For Medical Products
In the world of medicine, there are often factors that can get in the way of creating streamlined, fast, and cost-effective products. The Vacuum Casting Process works to go against those challenges by offering a service that is efficient, multi-beneficial, and fool-proof.
What’s The Vaccum Casting Process?
Vacuum Casting uses silicon and a master mold to create a product molding, and by removing the air from the silicon, the mold created is free of bubbles and utterly flawless. When we pour different materials into the master mold, then we can produce more products, these molds can be used multiple times to create hundreds of products. The molds themselves only take a couple of days to create, and the curing process for the resin or plastic takes an equal amount of time.
We can use various materials to fulfill more product demands or purposes, in order to make the vacuum casting process flexible and universalize. When we have used the vacuum casting process for 1st prototype for testing and review, then the product can efficiently move on to a more permanent injection molding process. As you know that the number of prototypes and careful testing involved in the creation of medical products, using the precise molding process the vacuum casting process offers will save time, money, and free the producer from a time-consuming, stressful creation process.
Here Are Six More Advantages To Opt For Vacuum Casting
Vacuum Casting is Fast
The vacuum casting process is a fast process, all the way from start to finish. When we have used a master pattern with silicone mold, then we need to pour the plastic into the master mold and wait for cooling, we will open the mold, then you will see the product. The entire process is thus completable in under a week, making vacuum casting a highly efficient process in creating both prototypes and final products. This speed is also helpful in determining any product flaws and allows prototype testing to move forward quickly, a highly beneficial aspect of creating medical products.
Vacuum Cast Parts Are High Quality
Due to the actual air-vacuuming process, the molds used for each project will be flawless, free of air bubbles, and texture depending on the master pattern. This ability to add texture shaves off another step in the manufacturing process, by either imprinting a texture from the master pattern or by keeping the mold’s surface impeccably smooth to create a final product that is untextured. The final products will be identical to each other because of the perfection of the molds, key in creating quality, reliable products. Usually, we only can use the silicon mold for dozens and hundreds of products, then we have to make a new mold for production.
Multiple Materials and Overmolding
As more and more medical equipment becomes digital, the nature of medical products begins to change. Overmolding tops the screens of medical equipment, defining interactive components like buttons and keypads. To create a soft, flexible material on the surface of a hard product, or need to make high-quality products. The overmolding of the vacuum casting process will be easy to complete. More important the process is cheaper and more efficient than other plastic injection mold processes. So this process will satisfy more new products design, prototype demands, and make them more possibilities for marketing. As usual, such as rubber, NBR, TPR softer elastomers materials we will use for products. For example, NBR creates finer details like gaskets, seals, overlays, and even the staple nitrile gloves used in medical settings.
Many Types of Plastic Are Available
Each medical product may demand a different type of plastic for its purpose, and the vacuum casting process satisfies this demand. There are over ten different types of materials like ABS, heat resistant PP, PE, PET, PU, POM, and more. Ultimately, there is a type of plastic available for every need, which is especially important in developing prototypes and quality final products. This aspect also allows for experimentation, and the cost-effectiveness of vacuum casting makes testing and experimenting an affordable option that medical products often demand.
Vacuum Casting Is Affordable
Vacuum Casting effectively prioritizes quality and ease throughout the entire process, which means to only spend a small investment on the master mold to create dozens or hundreds of quality, reliable products. CNC machining not only requires more time to produce products, but the products themselves have a higher likelihood of being defective and damaged as it uses a milling process to create surface finishes. Conversely, once we are ready for the silicon mold, then you can produce it any time, so you can save money and time. Saving money at each step of production is ideal, and by using the vacuum casting process, one can begin saving immediately into their production process.
Unique to vacuum casting is the ability to color the rubber or plastic before it even hits the mold. We are able to make your products with different coating and colors, such as painting, silk-screen, and more. To fulfilling any product prerequisites and save a large, time-consuming step of production. As with textures, products created through vacuum casting leave the mold completed, meaning no need to add additional pigment, unlike traditional injection molds that require an additional step of dying or coloring. Medical products are often revolutionary and need to be produced with speed and efficiency, and vacuum casting’s ability to use molded-in color effectively speeds up the production of a process, simultaneously saving money along with time.
The vacuum casting process is the pinnacle in its ability to save time and money, two components essential to save in the creation of quality, precise medical products. Multiple materials allow for a myriad of potential products. Mold-in color and master mold textures work to remove steps in the production process, allowing the public to access medical products in a faster and cheaper fashion.
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