There is no standard micro mould project. Every request from Accumold's clients is its own unique challenge.
Accumold produces high-precision injection moulded plastic components for micro-electronics, micro-optics and sensors in medical devices.
The micro, small and lead frame moulded parts range in size from 5cm to parts that are less than 1mm in size. These complex parts are manufactured with only a few microns of variance.
The plastic parts can be used by original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for insert, cleanroom and two-shot moulding, as well as customised automated manufacturing cells. Available materials include polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polyetherimide (Ultem), liquid crystal polymer (LCP) and engineered thermoplastics.
To larger moulded parts, the company adds micro-features such as thin walls, micro-fluid channels, holes, filters and screens. These parts can be found in devices such as telecommunications systems, surgical tools, hearing aids, hand-held devices, antennas, micro-connectors.
Micro-moulded plastic components for medical devices
Accumold’s micro-moulded plastic components help meet a growing demand for minimally invasive curative and diagnostic procedures, allowing patients and medical service delivery organisations to reduce operation and recovery times and increase the accuracy of diagnosis.
The parts help medical device manufacturers to design smaller and smaller components, with thinner walls and more complex and minute features.
Accumold has more than 30 years of experience in microinjection moulding. The company’s robust quality system is designed around stringent manufacturing practices to help ensure consistently high-quality parts are delivered to customers.
Small and miniature mechanical parts for surgical tools and diagnostics
Accumold offers both small and miniature parts for medical devices such as surgical tools and diagnostics. This includes larger parts that have microfeatures or tolerances that increase device complexity.
The company offers features such as microfluidic channels and very thin-wall sections, which can be difficult for traditional moulders.
Accumold focuses on critical components that are 5cm-6cm in size.
Lead frame and insert moulding for surface mount devices
Accumold has experience with lead frame and insert moulding. This technology comprises the overmoulding of plastic in and around media such as metal, other plastics, mesh, glass, fabrics and flex circuits.
This type of moulding can reduce form factors and help make manufacturing more efficient.
Precision micro-moulding of medical device components
Accumold’s tooling, moulding, packaging and metrology are performed at its 135,000ft² facility near Des Moines, Iowa, US.
With 15 acres of property, the company plans to expand its facility to 200,000ft².
Accumold is International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) 13485, ISO: 9001 and ISO: 14001 certified. Its plant is completely climate controlled and has several Class-7 and Class-8 cleanrooms.
Not every mould is straightforward. Accumold’s capabilities are constantly expanding and improving because its customers never stop developing new technology.
To meet accelerated customer demand, Accumold has an extensive array of in-house micro mould tooling capabilities, as well as state-of-the-art automation, production and efficient packaging experiences.
Even the most state-of-the-art process, training and technology in the world is restricted if not supported by world-class quality assurance (QA) programmes and frictionless service.
Virtual Trade Show: Just because trade events and conferences are postponed and travel has been restricted doesn’t mean innovation has to slow down. Learn about the enabling power of micro-injection molding from the Accumold Virtual Trade Show video.
Comparison of thermoplastic material, microscopic size, tight tolerance and thin wall characteristics.
A lot has changed in the last 20 years. Just two short decades ago, the top speed of a personal computer processor was 386MHz, and hard drive space and RAM memory were still measured in megabytes.
Accumold was founded in 1985. Our focus was to mold very small parts other companies could not produce. The same mission continues to drive us today.
For those unfamiliar, Accumold’s primary technology is injection moulding on a micro-scale, while also specialising in medical, optics, and wearable technologies.
OCT technology looks to have a hopeful future but not only in the hospital or clinic.
Accumold, a world leader in micro-mould manufacturing solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be appearing at BIOMEDevice 2019 in San Jose, California on 4-5 December.
BIOMEDevice is held twice annually, in early summer in Massachusets’ Boston Convention Center and in winter in California’s San Jose Convention Center.
MD&M East is the east coast’s leading medical technology event, held yearly at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City and is organised by Informa Markets, drawing thousands of the med-tech industries most esteemed leaders, providing collaboration, growth and educational opportunities.
This year's Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East event in Boston is where the industry's medical designers and thought leaders gather.
Becoming a zero-waste manufacturing facility was no small task for Accumold and required a strategic partner.
When you work in an industry that is constantly evolving and pushing the limits of micromanufacturing technology, soliciting feedback from every possible angle offers a perspective you otherwise wouldn’t be privy to.
The SMT Hybrid Packaging conference and exposition integration in Nuremberg, Germany, is still one month away but the Accumold marketing team is gearing up for its first-ever appearance at Europe’s leading event on microelectronics system integration.
Accumold® has announced it will be showcasing its precision micromolded plastic component solutions at MD&M West.
The forthcoming High Precision Manufacturing Expo is a prestigious opportunity for Accumold's marketing team to showcase the latest US micro-molding developments in with potential clients from the Europe and beyond.
This year's International Exhibition for European Medical Device Manufacturers takes in Germany, home to the oldest universal health care system, with 900 exhibitors expected.
Accumold's marketing team are visiting the annual BIOMEDevice Boston on 26-27 March.
Accumold's marketing team are off to Anaheim, California, for the forthcoming MedTech World's MD&M West, which runs from 10-12 February.
Even the polar vortex that drove a knife of Arctic air through the heart of the nation and sent temperatures plummeting far below zero can't cool the Accumold marketing team's enthusiasm for the red-hot 2014 trade show schedule.
Accumold has released a white paper entitled 'What is Micro-Molding?', which is available to download from MedicalDevice-Network.com.
Micro-molding company Accumold has released a free white paper on Medical Device Network.
ANKENY, Iowa – The Accumold marketing team opens the year with back-to-back trade shows in California before flying to Stuttgart, Germany for MEDTEC Europe 2013.
ANKENY, Iowa – If August was San Diego, September is all about Birmingham, England for the Accumold marketing staff.
ANKENY, Iowa – After a break of several years, Accumold will be present again at MEDTEC Ireland, which is that tech-savvy country's leading gathering for medical device manufacturers from around the world.
Accumold (Ankeny, IA), is pleased to announce the award of five Accumold Scholarships winners.
ANKENY, Iowa – Dionne Warwick won her first Grammy singing the lyrical question "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" but members of the Accumold marketing team already knows how to get to the northern California city and what to do when they get there.
After another year of criss-crossing the United States and traveling the globe, the Accumold marketing team's next stop is just a few hours up Interstate 35.
Accumold President and CEO Roger Hargens and Vice President of Quality Improvement Grace Swanson will be featured speakers at an 23 Ocober risk management seminar titled "Lost in the Woods."
The Accumold marketing team is preparing to travel to historic Birmingham, England for MM, MEMS & Nano Live UK, which is one of the micro-manufacturing sector's largest events of the year.
The Accumold marketing team will head west for the second time this year for another big event hosted by the Society of Photographic Instrumentation engineers.
Accumold marketing team members made their second trip to this New England mainstay for their third event in less than two weeks.
Accumold Marketing Team Aims For a Double Play in Boston With the Sme Micromanufacturing Conference and AudiologyNOW! Event
Accumold marketing team members will be working on double play in Beantown next week, but they're not playing at Fenway. Instead, the Ankeny, Iowa, company will have a two-day stand at the SME 10th annual MicroManufacturing Conference and Exhibits from March 28-29 before a three-day outing at the AudiologyNOW! from March 29-31.
This year's MMLive! USA, the Ultra Precision Manufacturing Expo, opens today for a two-day run at the Donald E. Stephens Center and Accumold, the premier micro-molder based in Ankeny, Iowa, is there in force.
This week's 2012 Medical Design and Manufacturing West Exposition and Conference is the next stop on the Accumold marketing team's itinerary.
The world's largest biomedical optic and biophotonics exhibition is the first event on the Accumold marketing team's 2012 schedule.