Blog and News

March 12, 2019

Medbio Partnership

AIM Plastics is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Medbio, a contract manufacturer located in Grand Rapids, MI, which specializes in the medical and biotech industries.

Medbio will complement AIM Plastics’ existing low to mid-volume business model with their mid to high-volume robotic assisted manufacturing. Medbio also brings Concept Molds to the partnership, adding capacity to our in-house tooling business, Accurate Injection Molds.

Medbio has successfully developed into a premier supplier to their namesake industries, specializing in design support, project management, tool building, precision injection molding (including micro-molding), implants as well as finished-device assembly, packaging, and labeling. These additional capabilities align with the needs of our existing customers and will only strengthen our respective relationships.

We are excited about this new partnership. It will allow us to scale up with our customers as volumes increase or desired services are expanded. AIM Plastics will not undergo any changes in management or staff. The well-respected AIM name and EIN/billing information will remain the same.

Learn More About Medbio

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November 30, 2018

Thank You to Our Amazing Team

November 30, 2018

Vertical Molding Machine

This video is an overview of a low volume, vertically over-molded component.

This particular machine has one stationary a-half and two b-halves mounted on a rotary platen for continuous cycle.

Here we are molding yellow polycarbonate over a steel pin to make a finished over-molded component.

First the steel pin is loaded onto the b-half of the mold.

The rotary platen rotates 180 degrees to align with the stationary a-half of the mold. The mold closes and plastic is injected into the cavity and allowed to cool.

During this time the operator is loading another steel pin into the second b-half of the mold to maintain a continuous cycle. When the cooling cycle is complete the mold opens back up and rotates back to the operator where the part is ejected. The operator removes part. Trims off runner system and repeats the process.

October 3, 2018

Arburg 55 ton Molding Machine

February 8, 2018

AIM Plastics – Cleanroom Overview

Here’s a quick tour of our 6,000SF Cleanroom.

December 11, 2017

The unsung hero of medical manufacturing!

You can do everything right… design is spot on, a flawless mold is created and you are producing a capable part every shot! But what happens after that?
Keeping a mold maintained is one of the keys to a successful long-term program. That’s why AIM Plastics is meticulous about mold maintenance. We have a dedicated mold maintenance department in our manufacturing center where a detailed preventative maintenance process is executed. In each case the entire activity is documented and tracked in our ERP system.

 

December 7, 2017

What’s going on at AIM today?

ISO certified Third party viable sampling in our cleanroom… ISO 17025 to be exact. AIM goes above and beyond the industry standard for our ISO Class 7! Not only does AIM meet the standard of ISO 14644-1 for non-viable particulate count testing we also conduct viable surface, viable air particulate and viable compressed air sampling.
#AIMCleanroom
Thank you @microbestlaboratory

December 4, 2017

Six Steps to Successful Quick-Turn Medical Manufacturing

AIM Plastic’s Prototype Plus sets the standard for quick-turn medical manufacturing.

September 26, 2017

Soft touch not only looks great but it’s also important in the functionality of a molded part.

Medical Manufacturing

Grip comfort is especially critical in medical manufacturing. Surgeons and medical staff need to feel comfortable and confident with the ergonomics of their tools.

AIM Plastics can collaborate with your design and marketing team to ensure your part has the cosmetic and tactile qualities you’re striving for!

AIM is experienced in a vast array of thermoplastics including but not limited to:

  • Polypro
  • Polycarb
  • ABS
  • TPE
  • TPU

Please contact AIM if you have a unique material request.