New TechCenter for high-end medical device developments

Spang & Brands - MEDTEC, Stuttgart, 12. - 14. April 2016, Stand 3F28

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The Spang & Brands technology center, which was built in 2014, is now in full operation: “in a few months we will finally integrate R & D to close the performance chain,” explains Friedrich Echterdiek, the company’s Managing Director. Here, in the TechCenter, the strong basis for a successful new product series begins with the initial concept and the prototype, discussed with the customer, and continues with materials suitability tests and mould making, to advance to pilot injection moulding testing. The latest developments from the TechCenter are exhibited during MEDTEC.

A complete array of plastic precision parts – technical solutions for medical device technology and pharmaceutical applications – will be exhibited during MEDTEC, Stuttgart, Germany (12 to 14 April 2016) on the Spang & Brands stand 3F28. The company offers syringes, hollow needles, puncturing membranes, implant parts and components for keyhole surgery, componentry for infusion and blood bags, transfer and connection systems as well as assembled componentry and ready-for-sale systems, whose geometries and characteristics (e.g. rated break points responding to twisting or breaking power) must comply with the highest demands for precision. A specific highlight will be a newly designed CUD – composite unit dose.

The highly filigreed parts must not exceed very tight micro-tolerances and must withstand constant load while guaranteeing the required cleanness, hygiene and safety for the use with, on and inside patients. Therefore special plastic compounds are preferred (TPU, TPE, TPV, resomer materials etc.) that can only be processed using high performance moulds. “We have been specialising on precision and cleanroom injection-moulding technology for the medical and pharmaceutical industry for 30 years...,” explains Friedrich Echterdiek, “...especially for certain customer projects, we offer the right solutions, supported by CAD-3D design, MoldFlow analysis and more than 60 fully electric and hydraulic mono- and multi-component injection moulding machines, and we can rely on continuously expanding engineering know-how.”

The fully automated and manual assembly and packaging of the parts and the components – from pre-production to just-in-time batch sizes, from small series to million-piece batches - takes place in cleanrooms of various classifications. Strategically positioned testing stations with 3D measuring technology and visual and tactile control support quality assurance. Conformity with national and international legal regulations for medical components and devices are safeguarded across the entire development of a product – from its prototype to the delivery at the customer’s site. Among several validations, the company has been certified in accordance with ISO 13.485.
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