Thermal Press International is a leader in innovations in patch-based wearable device development. As the industry’s specialist in hot (or heat) sealing applications, we work with you to achieve consistent quality production using a precision roll-to-roll sealer with timed temperature application for multiple assemblies.
Ideal for biomedical and wearable medical device applications, our thermal press technology will ensure precision in device production focused on improving patient care and quality of life.
Innovations in Medical Wearable Devices
Plastics are popular in modern product designs because they are versatile, low-cost, and provide superior performance characteristics. The flexibility of compounds like acetals, polypropylenes, and polyethylenes makes them popular with designers, but joining these parts together in a plastic assembly requires special consideration.
How to Bond Plastics That are Hard to Glue
Modern plastics are hard to glue because the compounds often lack sufficient surface tension. Using glues in plastic assemblies frequently requires a primer or promoter to alter the molecular properties of..
At Thermal Press International, we often advise customers on how to optimize their plastic parts assembly and manufacturing process. If you are joining plastic parts to form a single assembly, you need to understand the factors that can influence the quality of the bond and possibly lead to product liability issues.
Thermal Press has the experience and equipment to help you succeed in optimizing your entire plastic parts assembly process for any kind of application. Let’s look at what you must consider when you want to create high-quality plastic part assemblies...
When designing plastic parts, choosing the right assembly method is critical to ensure product quality. Even if you are reevaluating an existing design, we can help you select the right plastic assembly method for your products. While the best method will depend on your application requirements, there are a variety of techniques available with different performance characteristics.
Let’s look at some of the most effective plastic assembly methods for joining operations.
Modern Assembly Methods for Joining Operations of Plastic Products ..
With the rapid development of new prototypes and changes to how consumers view healthcare, the medical device market is growing fast. According to the latest market research, the industry will grow annually by 6.3% from 2021 to 2027, reaching a global market value of $625.3 billion. Below, we look at some of the medical device trends for 2022 driving this growth.
5 Medical Device Trends for 2022
New technologies and medical capabilities, including drug discovery and research are driving most of the growth..
Quality plastic assemblies often rely on press fits to hold parts in perfect alignment. These bonded interference fits used in assembly connections provide consistent performance in a multitude of applications. You can see some of the plastic assembly examples available from Thermal Press here.
Demand for press-fit assembly technology and heat-sealing equipment shows that manufacturers are looking to near-shore manufacturing, automate assembly processes, and to maintain the integrity of each plastic assembly that leaves the line to reduce product liability.
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Medical devices provide effective solutions for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and disease prevention. The size of the medical device market is expected to reach $623 billion by 2026 – a 5% compound annual growth rate. With help from the right plastic assembly process, your company can stay competitive in this growing market while also saving both time and money.
The most common plastic assembly processes used for medical devices include:
- Ultrasonic welding
- Vibration welding
Thermal Press International offers superior equipment and tooling for organizations that need reliable heat sealing and heat staking systems. We utilize high quality materials during production and take final products through a rigorous testing process to ensure they meet all product specification and production requirements.
The high ratings and reviews from clients prove the reliability and quality of our thermal plastic assembly machines. In a recent survey accomplished through telephone interviews, customers appreciated the positive impact of our machine on productivity, quality, and consistency.
Today, manufacturers in science and pharmaceuticals have an increased need for single-use bioreactor bags. Additionally, the recent pandemic has strained an already growing industry with the need for manufacturing vaccines around the world.
We have been a trusted source of thermal plastic assembly equipment here at Thermal Press International since 1976. As a result, we are a leader in the bioreactor bag marketplace, ready to meet the increased demands that today's manufacturing processes require.
Increased Demand for Bioreactor Bags
When developing a new product, it's important to follow the basics of design for manufacturability (DFM). DFM involves optimizing all the component parts of a product to enhance the ease of manufacturing. You can do this by refining the product design to simplify the assembly process – which has the very important side benefit of creating higher-quality products at lower cost.
Understanding Design for Manufacturability
DFM is all about thinking about manufacturability during the design process. This should happen at all stages of design,..