Medical Plastic Injection Molding

The medical industry is one that has seen tremendous benefits as a result of plastics manufacturing. It has made for safer work conditions for medical professionals and patients alike, and it has increased the scope of services that medical companies are able to offer.

Plastic injection molding has changed countless industries where efficiency, cost and functionality are factors. The medical industry is one that has seen tremendous benefits as a result of plastics manufacturing. It has made for safer work conditions for medical professionals and patients alike, and it has increased the scope of services that medical companies are able to offer.

Below, learn more about how plastics are used in the medical field.

What are the Capabilities of Injection Molding for Medical Devices?

Plastics have revolutionized the medical industry during the last few decades. Because it is lightweight, sturdy, cost efficient and comparatively quick to manufacture, plastic has become the go-to material in health care settings. Already, it is widely used for medical tools — even surgical tools — as an alternative to stainless steel. Medical injection molding is used for a wide range of components used throughout the medical field, as well.

And because plastic is so versatile as a manufacturing product, it is being used for medical devices and prosthetics — think parts for pacemakers and valves. The implications for the medical industry have been huge around the world, and the list of uses is likely to grow.

Plastics to Improve Sanitary Conditions in the Medical Field

There are so many reasons the medical industry is turning to plastics — a key one being health-related. The widespread production of plastic medical tools, parts and components has given medical professionals around the world safer disposable options. Whereas stainless steel tools must be sanitized after each use (something that might not always be practical in many parts of the world), plastics can be used once and properly removed from the rotation. The result has been medical settings that are safer and much less likely to spread disease. And because of the low cost of plastics manufacturing, it is an economical option.

Easier Compliance with Federal Safety Regulations

The medical industry is very highly regulated, and for good reason. For the sanitary reasons mentioned above, medical professionals can more easily fall into compliance with regulations outlined by the Food & Drug Administration. The FDA rigorously oversees all medical devices. And like the medical industry itself, the FDA closely regulates the production of medical injection molding products, meaning you can trust that the products you receive are safe for use. For peace of mind and easier compliance, more and more companies in the medical industry are relying on plastic injection molding.

Why First American Plastic?

At First American Plastic, we combine years of experience with our personal touch to give you one-of-a-kind service. We have the capabilities for everything from smaller customized orders to larger production runs. We have earned a reputation for efficiency and speed, and our customers know to expect accuracy.

Whether it’s injection molding for medical devices, manufacturing components for automotive or any other plastic parts, First American Plastic is your company. Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities and find out how we can help you with your project.