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How Do Dry Lubricants Improve Medical Device Assembly?

In a perfect world, every component would be manufactured exactly to specification. But perfection drives costs higher so it makes sense to accommodate variations — tolerances —as long as they do not compromise the finished assembly.But there is a catch. If a device features four or five nested components, the components may be at the…

How Does Swelling Fluid Improve Medical Device Assembly?

Silicone swelling is an efficient, low-cost and hassle-free method of joining silicone parts. Using a swelling fluid is one of the best ways to simplify medical device assembly. It will increase your throughput and boost your productivity.Silicone elastomers are widely used in the medical device industry. The remarkable physical properties of silicone — durable, flexible,…

How is MicroCare Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Dear customers, colleagues and friends,The MicroCare COVID-19 task force continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation. This is a rapidly changing condition that is impacting countries, states and cities differently. Our team is making decisions based on the most recent information provided by the CDC, WHO, and local public health agencies and government officials, while keeping…

What is MIM?

MIM, or Metal Injection Molding, is a metalworking process where finely-powdered metal is mixed with binder materials to create a 'feedstock' that is then formed and hardened using injection molding. The MIM process allows high volume, intricate parts to be shaped in a single step.Materials advances in MIM technology allow manufacturers to produce large quantities…

How Can I Monitor My Workers' Exposures to Solvent Fumes?

Fumes from some nPB-based cleaning fluids can be hazardous if there is significant over-exposure to the fumes. Monitoring the fumes is an important part of a company’s worker safety program. The hazards associated with n-propyl bromide vary by the extent of the exposure. Short-term over-exposure can lead to skin and eye irritation, dizziness or headaches. Long-term tests show…

What is the Best nPB Replacement?

nPB is an abbreviation for “Normal Propyl Bromide” or “1-bromo-propane” indicated by the CAS #‎106-94-5 on Safety Data Sheets. This nonflammable fluid is a powerful cleaner with a low global warming potential. It is used as an alternative to CFC-113, methyl chloroform, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs) in many critical cleaning, drying, carrier fluid and…