Medical Device and Healthcare

Products Produced by W&S Plastics

  • Medical device components
  • Mask components and systems
  • Optometry components
  • Sharps disposal
  • Veterinary products
  • Surgical components
  • Nuclear medicine supplies

This demanding sector is driven demanding compliance standards.
W&S first entered this sector in 1995 and has grown and adapted to the exacting requirements including:-

  • Part Submission Warrants (PSW)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Specification Conformance Report (SCR)
  • Capability Analysis
  • Process Control Plan (PCP)
  • Installation Qualification, Operational Qualification, Performance Qualification (IQ OQ PQ)
  • Run-at-rate

W&S Plastics is certified to:-

  • ISO9001:2015
  • ISO13485:2016

W&S Plastics is committed to complying with R.E.A.C.H. (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation. R.E.A.C.H. is a European Union law that requires businesses to manage the risks posed by chemicals and provide appropriate safety information to their users.

Materials Used

  • PC - Polycarbonate
  • PP - Polypropylene
  • PP - Polypropylene
  • PS - Polystyrene
  • PE - Polyethylene
  • PPO - Noryl
  • PES - Polysulfone
  • POM - Acetal
  • ABS - Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
  • PC-ABS alloy
  • PMMA - Acrylic, Poly(methyl methacrylate)
  • PA - Nylon
    • Nylon 6
    • Nylon6,6
    • Nylon 11
    • Nylon 12
  • TPE - Thermoplastic elastomer
  • TPU - Thermoplastic polyurethane
  • TPV - Thermoplastic vulcanizate

Additives

  • Talc - stiffness
  • Glass
  • Antimicrobial

Special properties required in the materials

  • Sound attenuation
  • High temperature
  • Chemical resistance
  • Bio compatibility

Molding Technologies

  • Over mold - metal inserts
  • Over mold - magnets
  • Over mold - rotary transfer without removing from tool (1K)
  • Over mold - transfer - same machine (2K)
  • Over mold - transfer - 2 machines (2K)
  • Co mold (2K)

Component Sourcing

  • Aluminium castings – Singapore
  • Metal pressings - Sydney
  • Plastic coated metal pressings – local
  • Metal threaded inserts - Sydney, China, India
  • Heater elements – Taiwan
  • Screws – local
  • O-rings – local
  • Plastic tubing – Canada, China
  • Magnets – China
  • Other plastic molded components – China

Finishing Processes

  • Pad print
  • Screen print
  • Hot foil print
  • Annealing
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Ultrasonic insertion
  • Vibration welding
  • Glueing
  • Laser cutting
  • Laser engraving
  • Assembly
  • Leak testing

Many of the services of our quality laboratory are required including,

  • Dimensional measurements using Vicro-Vu, CMM, SmartScope
  • Tensile measurements using Instron tensile tester
  • Air flow testing using bespoke equipment
  • Electronic testing including functional and continuity

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