In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals have been running dangerously low on much-needed medical equipment. Not only is this extremely concerning for those who are suffering from the coronavirus, but it also brings up the question of how to avoid shortages like this in the future. There are many ways to manufacture medical equipment in the quickest, most cost-effective way possible, and one of those ways is through dip molding. Here’s how: 

It can be used for a wide range of products 

Dip molding isn’t just good for one set of medical products. Instead, it can be used for a variety of applications, including (but not limited to):  

  • Nasal cannulas 
  • Y-connectors 
  • Dental dams 
  • Endotracheal tubes 
  • Catheter balloons 
  • Perfusion cannula 
  • Stethoscope tubing 
  • Enema tips 

Quick and cost-effective 

As we said before, in times like these, we need equipment as soon as we possibly can. Dip molding, when automated, can be quick and cost-effective, with prototypes available in days and production finished in weeks. Because of both low production times and low tooling costs, dip molding is much more affordable than other types of manufacturing. 

Dip molding is precise and customizable  

When it comes to the medical industry, it’s extremely important to have the exact type of equipment that you need in order to properly treat a patient. With dip molding you can customize your product to fit your needs. It’s also extremely precise and accurate, ensuring that even the smallest, most complex product is made correctly.  

At Piper Plastics, we work hard to ensure that all of the medical equipment that we manufacture is produced in an accurate and timely manner. To learn more about our products, contact us today online or by phone at 800-966-9919

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