PMC Medical is pleased to announce the development of unique technologies and services for Orthopedic, Spine, Cardio and other implantable and high-temperature polymer-based medical devices.
PMC Optimized Thermal Management System (OTMS)
PMC Medical’s latest technology innovation is the PMC Optimized Thermal Management System. PMC OTMS offers more uniform heat control, providing shorter processing times and a more consistent processing window, while delivering better control of the crystalline structure. PMC is conducting injection molding process improvement studies with the PMC OTMS system, for implantable and technical grades of PEEK (Polyetheretherketone, Polyaryletherketone), PPSU (Polyphenylsulfone, Radel®), PSU (Polysulfone, Udel®), PEI (Polyetherimide, Ultem®), and other high temperature materials.
The objective of PMC OTMS is to optimize thermal control in the molding process, to improve the physical properties and cost drivers of the molded components. PMC OTMS is being developed with input from our customers and our material suppliers. The primary benefits for biomaterial and high-temperature polymer-based medical devices can include:
- Cost reduction – reduction in material usage and cycle time
- Tighter as-molded tolerances
- More consistent structural properties
- Part-to-part consistency and reliability
- Greater design flexibility
- Improved machining characteristics
Upcoming studies will include process optimization for bioresorbable materials, implantable elastomeric polycarbonate materials, and other new biomaterials.
PMC Biomaterial Sampling Tools
PMC Medical is offering medical device customers a sampling tool incorporating PMC OTMS technology. Sampling services offer medical device customers the opportunity for:
- Biomaterial and high-temperature material studies and testing
- Basic injection-molded shapes for machining into devices and trial parts
Sampling tool sizes available include:
- 1” x 5” x 0.100”
- 1” x 5” x 0.200”
PMC can provide additional geometries upon request, catering to unique device needs.
For more information, please contact Phil Cashen at 630-650-0343 or [email protected].
PMC Medical is an innovator of biomaterial and high-temperature thermoplastic material processing and tooling technologies for the medical device industry. PMC’s unique offering provides customers with a trusted source for specialty materials expertise, while providing a complete range of services through packaging and sterilization management. An ISO 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer with 80-years of experience, PMC’s services include design for manufacturability, prototyping and sampling, hyper-precision injection molding, assembly, packaging, and sterilization management. PMC Medical is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, with facilities in Indiana, Mexico and Germany.
For more information, send email to [email protected].