Silicone injection molding requires specialized capabilities, a highly skilled team, and sophisticated equipment. In many ways, when manufacturing silicone products, traditional molding methodologies simply do not apply. As a result, it’s important to know what to look for when seeking an experienced contract manufacturing partner.
At MME group our clean room silicone molding and assembly experience means we are well suited to help engineers and business leaders understand the requirements and considerations involved when manufacturing medical and other highly regulated products.
In-House Silicone Manufacturing Facilities & Team
An in-house silicone molding and assembly team can help ensure quality and consistency is maintained through each stage of the product development process. Streamlined communications also lead to cost savings and reduced lead times. As a more cohesive unit, an in-house team working in an in-house facility can more effectively meet a businesses’ end-to-end product development needs, whether working with silicone or other materials.
Precision Automated Tooling and Molding
Silicone requires extreme precision in both tooling and molding. In order to maintain its form, tooling must be able to withstand extreme temperatures and the effects of thermal expansion. During the molding process, automated manufacturing means shot and size controls are implemented with great precision. This is crucial in the manufacture of medical and other highly regulated silicone products.
Clean Room-Specific Molding and Assembly
In many industries sterilization is crucial. Dedicated clean rooms and related certifications indicate that a contract manufacturer is up to the task. At MME, for example, we have two dedicated silicone clean rooms for molding, and a dedicated clean room for assembly. We are also ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certified, and ITAR and FDA registered for medical and government contract manufacturing and assembly.
A Partnership Model
Technical expertise counts a great deal, and should always be closely considered. Additionally, however, when seeking a manufacturer to work with it’s important to speak to those who adhere to a partnership model. At MME group, everything we do is geared toward developing and maintaining the latest technological capabilities while providing robust manufacturing solutions. All of this, of course, is designed to help successfully bring exceptional products to market.