Da/Pro Plastic Engineers Assist in Design to Eliminate Secondary Processes in a Medical Device

Challenge

A leader in the development of innovative products designed to help patients better manage their diabetes, requested a quote for a device that monitors blood glucose levels. This company had worked with 2 different off-shore manufacturers that could not get this part right. The company had requested that the supplier come up with a solution to overmold the plastic with a Thermoplastic Elastomer that would aid in the comfort of the device, yet also eliminate the secondary operation of appling a sealing gasket.

Solution

Da/Pro NE used a 2-gate solution and designed the flow producing both an overmold of the contact point of the device and the seal closure. This produced a high quality part and eliminated the secondary process of assembling the sealing gasket.