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OKAY Industries, a contract manufacturer of components and subassemblies for global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of medical devices, announces the addition of plastic molding and insert molding to its manufacturing capabilities on measure. These new internal processes at the company’s facilities in New Britain, Connecticut and Alajuela, Costa Rica enable OKAY to further integrate its production operations, improve manufacturing efficiency and continuity while by reducing delays.
“We are excited to introduce these new processes to our already robust manufacturing capabilities,” said Sean Stowik, director of sales and marketing at OKAY Industries. “While the value of quality is obvious, as components never leave the strict compliance standards of our own facilities, this service also allows us to expand the way we support customers, reinforcing our customer-centric approach. customer for the design, manufacturability and production of parts. ”
As part of the expansion, OKAY Industries has invested in horizontal and rotary vertical molding machines, as well as additional automation systems, inspection equipment and advanced quality control technologies. Vertical integration of plastic molding and insert molding improves quality control, reduces supply chain risk and supports cost control initiatives.
Plastic molding and insert molding are increasingly common processes in many medical devices. With unique design flexibilities, plastic molding processes are often used on parts used for surgical, endoscopic, laparoscopic, and ligation applications.
OKAY’s insert and dual-shot insert molding production capability, combined with multi-cavity and small-shot molding capabilities, enables highly efficient production of medical and surgical components that require tight tolerance and /or difficult to complex part geometries, reducing secondary operations. , increasing design flexibility and allowing for a greater variety of shapes, styles and options. OKAY Industries currently produces a wide range of metal tubes, shafts, vanes and other insert molding components.
“Adding plastics to our metal tube forming, laser tube cutting, and stamping and precision machining operations enables us to provide fully integrated manufacturing of parts for many high-precision medical applications” , says Stowik. “We are excited to expand the ways in which we deliver value to our customers and stand ready to help solve design challenges and support supply chain continuity and cost control with these new plastic capabilities.”