Ultrasonic medical molding machine reduces energy consumption

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By Stu Robarts,
May 16, 2014.

Injection molding is the widely preferred method for shaping plastic medical components, but now a new type of machine promises to slash energy and materials costs. Ultrasion’s Sonorous 1G uses ultrasound to produce highly targeted and efficient heating to melt its plastic base material.

The Sonorous 1G was on show this week at the Medtec UK, a trade exhibition for medical technologies and devices. Despite its uses in the medical sector, it has uses in a host of different industries.

Research into technology used by the Sonorous 1G began about six years ago, with European Commission funding and help from the Barcelona-based ASCAMM technology centre. ASCAMM spun off Ultrasion as a company to take the technology commercial.

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