Progressive Components of Wauconda, Ill, has added new products to support medical molds designed for clean room molding.
Tapered series date plugs, made from stainless steel, feature a tapered seal between the date plug and the date ring. Loc viscosity resins typically used in medical applications easily flash, the company said, and so the tapered seal prevents that and eliminates potential non-forming parts.
Stainless steel support pillars eliminate the allocation for medical mold builders to make custom pillars in-house.
“Our roots are in the medical mold market, being in one of the world’s largest medical molding corridors,” Progressive Components President Glenn Starkey said. “Early-on, we recognized that a high-demand, high-cost mold for medical applications should not have rusty mold base components, nor should the shop that built it make mold base components such as locating rings and press knockout extensions. Whenever practical, we’ve made components from stainless steel or black-oxided items for corrosion resistance.”
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