Global Leader in Micro Molding Design & Manufacturing
Discerning customers from around the world trust us to create precise micro components through our revolutionary micro molding process.
This manufacturing process is perfect for businesses
that require parts that are extremely small and precise.
What is Micro Molding?
Micro molding – also known as micro injection molding – is a high-precision injection molding process that can create parts that are extremely small and precise. To create a micro mold, a highly detailed tool is used to shape a final part. Once the micro mold is created, it is placed into a micro molding machine where it is filled with molten plastic. The plastic is then injected into the micro mold under high pressure, and cooled to form the final part.
Our Micro Molding Process
Trusted by Customers from Around the Globe
Common Applications for Micro Molding
Micro molding is well suited for applications that require extremely precise and detailed parts.
Medical & Healthcare
• Small molded vascular tips
• Drug delivery devices
• Miniature surgical instruments
• Optical and hearing aides
Aerospace & Defense
• Precision avionics
• Miniature gears
• Micro sensors
• Micro motors
• Miniature seals
• Small gaskets
• Thin bushings
How is micro molding different from conventional injection molding?
Equipment We Use
The right micro molding technology is essential for manufacturing complex, high precision plastic components.
• Nissei Nex III Series – 15 ton molding press
• Wittman Micropower- 5-15 ton molding press
• Battenfeld Microsystem – 5 ton molding press
• Wittman-Battenfeld Cartesian Robots
Micro molding can be used to create parts with wall thicknesses as low as .003 in (.08 mm), and maintain dimensional tolerances of ±.0002 in (±.005 mm). In addition, micro molding can be used to create holes as small as .0046 in (.12 mm, or about the thickness of a human hair) 2. Thanks to its versatility and precision, micro molding is used in a wide variety of applications, from medical devices, aerospace, and industrial uses.
What materials can be used as molded parts?
As material engineers, we are often asked about the most common materials used when creating micro sized parts. While there are many different types of materials, some of the most common include:
Each of these materials has unique characteristics that make it well-suited for certain applications. For example, ABS is tough and impact-resistant, making it ideal for products that will see a lot of wear and tear. Meanwhile, PEEK is heat-resistant and has excellent mechanical strength, making it a good choice for high-temperature applications. Ultimately, the right material for a given application will depend on a variety of factors.