As part of our ongoing commitment to the medical sector, we’ll be exhibiting at this year’s Med-Tech Innovation exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham. Our focus will be demonstrating how our latest innovations in injection moulding technology are helping customers bring products to market faster and more efficiently.
In particular, we’ll be promoting our rapid tooling solution, which can cut lead times for injection mould tooling by at least 50%, while increasing design and manufacturing flexibility for products or parts that need to be produced in different variants from a standard tool set.
Our rapid tooling service exploits the power of advanced 3D metal hybrid additive manufacturing technology, for the production of custom designed injection mould tool inserts. These can be manufactured quickly to extremely tight tolerances; they can also be designed to incorporate features such as true conformal cooling and gas venting, which are almost impossible to achieve effectively using traditional subtractive machining techniques.
The 3D printed inserts can be produced in a range of metals, suitable for high volume injection moulding, and are then combined with standard bolster tool parts to create a complete tool set. A complete new tool set can typically be produced in a few weeks, while new or modified inserts can be manufactured in a few days.
The Med-Tech Innovation exhibition is the leading event for medical device design and manufacturing technology in the UK and Ireland. If you’re planning to visit Med-Tech Innovation then come and meet the OGM team. You’ll find us on stand number F47 in Hall 2. Med-Tech takes place on September 28th and 29th at the NEC in Birmingham.