|Dwalin DeBoer discusses the orthopaedic instrument conversion to disposable.|
Capitalizing on its significant growth in orthopaedics, Mack Molding (Arlington, VT) has formed a business unit dedicated to this sector, along with for disposable medical devices. Dwalin DeBoer will oversee this new unit.
The company also added new services including cleanroom molding and additional laser welding capacity (a system custom made by Litron), which will help meet the growing demands of the orthopaedic surgical case and tray market.The 2,000-sq-ft ISO 14644-1 Class 8 standard modular cleanroom has removable panels to accommodate for future expansions and features dual air-lock, rapid roll-up doors to streamline product flow and tool changes. The new facility also has six 110-ton energy-efficient electric injection molding machines. The company anticipates that the machines will produce 60% less energy than their hydraulic counterparts. The presses also have high pressure water controllers that allow versatility in resin selection.
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