Material choices often have impact on preferred production processes. Selecting a contract manufacturer capable of supporting a broad range of production options helps ensure the optimum process is utilized. In this case study, a customer wanted a pharmaceutical bottle made of a flexible, medical grade PVC material developed and manufactured. While blow molding is the preferred choice for bottles utilizing low density polyethylene, the flexible PVC material required an injection blow molding process. The team at Forefront Medical Technology was able to design and construct a mold and machine to meet the requirements.
The customer provided a 3D CAD model of the bottle. Forefront Medical’s engineering team selected an injection blow molding process as the option best meeting the customer’s requirements. There were several advantages with driving this choice:
- Quality and repeatability
- Cosmetic factors
- Cost effectiveness.