Quick-Take | Laser Sintering
Laser Sintering (LS) is a process that uses a laser beam to selectively melt a heated powder. It's done layer by layer, in .005'' (.120mm) layers.
The process is analogous to Stereolithography, but instead of a vat of resin, there is an exchangeable frame filled with Nylon powder. In both LS and SLA, the material is solidified using a laser beam.
We can turn your CAD files into beautiful, dimensionally accurate multiples very quickly, using the RTV molding process. Many material options are available, from soft elastomeric Shore A materials to rigid, fire-retardant Shore D materials.
Insert molding provides customers with a lower cost alternative to other manufacturing methods by reducing assembly and labor and increases product reliability as parts are secured tightly into thermoplastic to provide added strength by consolidating parts. Our micro insert molding capabilities extend those benefits even further, from electronic sub assemblies, to complex components, even implantable assemblies for medical applications.
Market - Medical
Spectrum pioneered thermoplastic implantable and bioresorbable components and is an industry leader in prototyping and producing insert mold and over-mold engineered products for disposable devices and medical instruments. Our molding cells and methods support all volumes of production, while our FDA-registered medical contract manufacturing success ranges from part design to packaging and sterilization management. With robust and repeatable validated processes and ISO 9001:2008/ISO 13485:2003 registered quality systems, Spectrum ably supports all documentation and traceability requirements.