ProPlas Technologies

Custom Overmolding of a Grip for an Ultrasonic Dental Tool

ProPlas Technologies was contracted by a customer in the dental industry to complete the manufacturing of the grip for an ultrasonic dental tool. We designed the over-mold to meet customer requirements, choosing thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) for the construction. Our 65 ton electric molding machine was employed for the over-molding/insert molding process. Since a scrap part on the grip would mean rejecting the entire $54 assembly, the rejection rate had to be kept as low as possible. The grip is available in 6 color options and 2 styles, for a combined 12 possibilities. The molded grip was assembled to completion, and was subjected to comprehensive testing including dimensional, visual, and functional criteria.

The completed grip measured 2" in length with a diameter of 0.400". The original tooling and samples were produced in 9 weeks. Typical production leadtimes are approximately 10 days, with shipments of 400 units per month throughout the USA. This part is manufactured under FDA oversight and meets the rigorous quality standards of ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.

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Custom Overmolding of a Grip for an Ultrasonic Dental Tool Project Highlights

Product Description
Custom manufacturing & overmolding of grips used on an ultrasonic dental tool.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
  • Designing
  • Assembly
  • Over Molding/Insert Molding
  • Labeling/Packaging
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
65 ton Electric Molding Machine
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 2"
Diameter: 0.400"
Material Used
Thermoplastic Elastomer
In process testing/inspection performed
Functionality Testing
Dimensional Testing
Visual Testing
Industry for Use
Dental
Volume
400 per month
Delivery/Turnaround Time
10 days
Delivery Location
USA
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing, 3D Databases
FDA, ISO 9001, ISO 13485

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