PROTOTYPE TO PRODUCTION (P2P)

From prototype to production (P2P), our quick-turn manufacturing (QTM) process rapidly turns your CAD files into high quality molded parts, based on your specific project requirements.

Our QTM process starts with a firm understanding of your needs and letting us work with you to find the best solution for your project. When you choose to partner with NPI/Medical, one project manager will guide you from initial concept to launch.

Each machine utilizes an IQMS ERP system for real-time monitoring of your job.

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A single point-of-contact ensures transparency and eliminates multiple channels of communication to maximize efficiency and save time during the product development prototyping phase.

Our seasoned project managers:

// Understand

that speed-to-market and precision are crucial for successfully executing your program

// Prioritize

timelines and on-time delivery through the prototyping lifecycle and beyond

// Communicate

seamlessly with you to maximize efficiency and save time during the product development prototyping phase

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Let Us Walk You
Through the Process

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You Submit a CAD file, we start a partnership

At NPI/Medical, part geometry and quality is never compromised during the molding process- unlike other “rapid” molding processes where additional draft or radii may be required. Our CAD engineers design all of our mold halves using CNC machined EDM to burn or wire in critical mold geometry that cannot be milled. The difference is our parts are molded to our true CAD geometry, 100% of your design intent- always. You don’t need to compromise by adding various fillets or radii, or make any concessions for added draft and feature relief. If it’s moldable we can mold it.

Selecting the Right Tooling & Molding Options

NPI/Medical understands high quality parts cannot be manufactured using a standard “black box” tooling approach. Our DynaClass® Tooling System offers four levels of tooling to match your program’s needs, to quickly turn your engineering concepts into superior injection molded parts. Depending on your program we have developed multiple solutions to match your specific requirements.

Press is Ready

Whether you need high or low volume production parts, our 66,000 square foot facility can accommodate your project. We house 41 presses ranging from 28 – 300 ton capacity, 8 injection molding machines with 25 to 165 ton capacity, and high speed CNC machines. We also offer precise wire and sinker EDM machinery, ideal for machining extremely hard materials with tight tolerances, small internal radii and complex shapes that cannot be machined by any other method. Using up-to-date real time (RT) production monitoring, your projects status is available 24/7 with supplementary analytics.

Refine as Needed

One tool, multiple modifications. You own the tool- you can transfer or adjust it to your program’s specifications. Our flexibility works to accommodate your requirements, insuring a smooth transition from one project to the next.

Collaboration = Streamlined Production

As your program progresses to the validation and production phases knowledge gained about critical features and required tolerances will influence how we propose bridge or production manufacturing solutions. This means you get the lowest risk, most efficient and economical options moving forward. Stated Simply: Our collaborative approach, plus our ability to take you from prototype to production in-house, enables us to avoid surprises while shortening the product development lifecycle.

Materials Guide

Picking the Right Resin for Your Parts

Selecting the right material for your next project is critical. With thousands of different resin grades from which to choose, an erroneous selection could delay your project significantly.

NPI/Medical is well-versed in using a broad variety of materials:

  • // ABS
  • // PETG
  • // Polystyrene
  • // PE
  • // TPV
  • // Udel®
  • // Santoprene®
  • // PP
  • // PBT
  • // HDPE
  • // LDPE
  • // PEEK®
  • // Ultem®
  • // PC
  • // TPE
  • // Nylon
  • // Radel®
  • // LCP
Material Name Brand Name Strength Impact Resistance High temp Strength Warp and dimensional accuracy, molded Fills small features Voids in thick sections Sink in thick sections Flash High Temp Relative Cost
Acetal (POM) Delrin, Celcon Medium Medium Medium-Low Fair Fair Poor Good Good Fair Medium
Nylon 6/6 Zytel Medium High Low Fair Excellent Good Fair Poor Fair Medium
Nylon 6/6, glass filled Zytel High Medium High Poor Good Excellent Good Fair Fair Medium
Polypropylene (PP) Maxxam, Profax Low High Low Fair Excellent Poor Poor Poor Good Low
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Dow HDPE, Chevron HDPE Low High Low Fair Excellent Unknown Poor Poor Good Low
Polycarbonate (PC) Lexan, Makrolon Medium High Medium High Good Fair Fair to Good Fair Good Good Medium High
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Lustran, Cycolac Medium-Low High Low Good Fair Good Fair Good Good Low
Polycarbonate / ABS Alloy Cycoloy, Bayblend Medium High Medium Good-Excellent Fair Good Fair Good Good Medium
Polybutylene Terephthalate Valox, Crastin Medium High Low Fair Fair Unknown Fair Fair Good Medium High
Polystyrene Styron Medium-Low Low Low Good Good Unknown Fair Fair Good Low
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Isoplast, Santoprene Low High Low Poor Excellent Excellent Good Poor Excellent Medium-Low
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