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Freudenberg Medical Introduces Rapid Prototype Work Cell

Rapid tooling and prototyping program includes dedicated engineers

BALDWIN PARK, Calif.—Freudenberg Medical, a global developer and manufacturer of medical devices, components, and minimally invasive products for the medical device industry, has announced a comprehensive program for quick-turn tooling and prototyping. The company’s Rapid Prototype Work Cell is a new four-part program that includes a modular mold system; a 3D cavity set made of steel, plastic, or aluminum inserts; a dedicated molding press; and dedicated design engineers to manage the customer’s entire process

Freudenberg Medical has installed an injection molding press dedicated to the rapid tooling and prototyping program. The company describes it as a unique work cell that can quickly mold parts in any material the customer specifies while a design engineer works with customers in real-time to solve problems.

“What makes our program special is the dedicated engineers—experienced in program management, part design, and injection molding—who will manage all steps in this process and deliver samples to customers,” said Tom Diaz, new program engineering manager at Freudenberg Medical, in a press release. “Customers then review samples and make modifications which can be quickly implemented and new samples produced. Our competition does not have these types of specialized resources.”

With speed to market so critical in this industry, Freudenberg Medical’s Rapid Prototype Work Cell can deliver custom 3D printed cavity inserts in two-to-four days, depending on the complexity, the company reported. If a customer prefers working with steel or aluminum inserts, the turnaround is longer, but the program “delivers real parts for review and testing prior to implementation of production tooling,” according to Freudenberg.

Freudenberg Medical (FreudenbergMedical.com), formerly Helix Medical and MedVenture, offers capabilities from high precision silicone and thermoplastic components and tubing, to coating technology, finished devices, and products for minimally invasive and catheter-based devices.
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