polymermedics quality manager Derren Blewett makes micron-level measurements in the company’s newly-upgraded metrology lab.
Medical injection moulding specialist, polymermedics, has upgraded its metrology lab, allowing it to deliver even more stringent quality controls for its plastic component parts.
The Cornwall-based company says additional atmospheric controls will enable it to carefully regulate the temperature and humidity in the lab, as its quality team carry out micron-level measurements using optical and probe sensing techniques.
The move, says the company, was prompted by an order from a world-class medical manufacturer, specifying precisely fitting component parts to create a new device.
However, the new measurement precision will also prove especially valuable as polymermedics monitors the quality of micromoulded parts.
“Lives often depend on the medical and pharmaceutical parts we make, and we’ve worked hard to build a reputation for getting every product exactly on specification,” said polymermedics Quality Manager, Derren Blewett. “We know there’s no room for error if these components are going to work, so we’ve decided to take our metrology to the next level.
“It means we can also submit our other products to the same high levels of scrutiny, get reliable, consistent moulding data and ensure our quality is always exactly where we want it to be – and that’s especially important with our growing micromoulding order book.”