Biomedical Polymers: Reverse Engineering

There are many benefits to updating processes and technology. While the ”old” way of doing things is comfortable, it is not always the best for the customer. At Biomedical Polymers, we pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge when it comes to manufacturing plastic products for research and medical diagnostic labs. Recently, we made some critical upgrades to our already successful reverse engineering services.

For years, it was our reverse engineering policy, to give parts directly to one of our highly skilled designer. They would start with a dimensional check, followed by copying the part using the available materials. While the process did serve our customers well, we knew there had to be a better way.  So, after thoroughly researching alternative processes, we settled on the use of a CT scanner.

Often referred to as industrial computed tomography scanning, the process relies on x-rays to get a complete internal and external look at an object much like the CT scanners in hospitals and doctors offices. Currently, we are partners with a firm that scans new parts allowing us to get a dimensional outline, which we then turn into a 3D drawing. As you might imagine, the use of CT technology makes for a much more precise result. It also frees up our staff of designers to focus more on materials and other reverse engineering variables.

If you want to learn more about Biomedical Polymers’ use of CT scanning in our new reverse engineering services, please contact us today!

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Happy New Years From Biomedical Polymers!

All of us here at Biomedical Polymers wanted to reach out before the end of the year to wish our clients a very happy holiday season, and a fantastic New Year!

We have been taking some time over the holiday for our annual shutdown. We are making sure that all or our machines and equipment and well-oiled and ready for 2014! All of the general maintenance that we can’t do while our doors are open (machine tooling, updating the shop floor, installing our new machines), we will be working on until January 2nd when we re-open.

As we look forward to 2014, we will also be doing a lot of tooling modifications so that we can increase efficiency. We are also hoping to add more personnel to help increase our capacity, so keep an eye out for future job postings!

In the meantime, we want to take a moment to say thank you to our clients. You have made our year one to remember and we can’t wait to work with you again in the New Year.

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Automating Optical Comparators at BMP

Everyone at Biomedical Polymers is thrilled about the addition of a new state-of-the-art automated digital measuring system. As a leading maker of plastic consumables for biomed graphic 1research and medical diagnostic labs, we are always looking for ways to improve our already high quality manufacturing processes.  In this case, our new automated system is attached to an existing optical comparator. As you may or may not know, an optical comparator is a device that allows a technician to inspect finished products for impurities. With the new automated system, we are able to pre-program parts and dimensions. This in turn allows our optical comparator to read each product and give it a pass/fail rating in less than 3 seconds! Before this update, this task took a significantly longer time as it was done manually.

Though our new automated digital measuring system is only a month old, we have already put it to good use. In fact, we are currently qualifying a new mold for a well-known biomed graphic 2laboratory industry client. As we become even more familiar with the technology, everyone at BMP believes that it will improve our internal quality control and data recording capabilities past their already high ratings.

If you want to learn more about how automation is making our optical comparators faster and more accurate, please visit our website or contact one of BMP’s experts today!

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BPM celebrates Manufacturing Month!

Everyone at Biomedical Polymers is excited to be a part of Manufacturing Month 2013. It all kicked off on October 4, with MFG Day . Manufacturers across the country opened their doors to their surrounding communities to celebrate the importance of American manufacturing. It was an opportunity to give hands-on demonstrations and tours, which are aimed at showing the country what American manufacturing is and what it is not. This part of the MFG Day is especially important because it allows the manufacturing industry to show America’s younger generations that manufacturing is alive and well and also a fantastic career path.  In fact, the theme of both MFG Day and Month is the importance of youth and technology in promoting the future of American manufacturing.

From our perspective, this celebration sums up a great deal, about how we at Biomedical Polymers look at manufacturing. As a manufacturer of plastic consumables for research and medical diagnostic labs, we have the privilege of working on new and unique projects almost everyday. Because plastics allow so much variety of shape and form, we often create products for the same uses that look completely different. It is not rare for us to actually invent products to meet our customer’s exacting needs. This high level of flexibility makes the manufacturing process exciting, educational, and always challenging. It is certainly not the boring, rote, and unfulfilling manufacturing you see in old movies! In the end, that is the essence of both Manufacturing Day and Month, the opportunity to wipe away all the preconceived notions about manufacturing.

If you want to learn how you can participate in future Manufacturing Days and Month, please visit www.mfgday.com. To find out more about how Biomedical Polymers is celebrating, please contact us today.

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Innovation, the Future of Plastics, and BMP

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower
-Steve Jobs

It does not matter what industry you are in, innovation is the only way to survive and prosper. In our world, the world of plastic products for research and medical diagnostic labs, innovation is not about replacing plastics about making plastics safer for human contact and our planet’s environment.

When it comes to people’s health, which is obviously the point of the medical and research fields, the past decade has seen a strong move away from the more trouble-filled plastics like PVC and Polystyrene (PS) to ones like HPDE and PET(E). According to all current studies, these safer plastics do not to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancers or disrupting hormones.

These same innovative plastics also play a big role in the attempts to save our environment. We are a long way from the days when plastics were the opposite of Green. Materials like PET(E)s and polyethylene are becoming easier to recycle, and having second lives as car bumpers, toys, and fill for jackets. In addition, we are on the brink of a biodegradable plastics boom, which finds us close to mass-producing plastics that dissolve in seawater or ones made from animal byproducts.

At BMP, we are making every effort to stay one step ahead of these dizzying changes. We understand that the world is going to demand more, not less, plastics. The challenge becomes creating materials that retain the highly desired traits of classic plastic, but breakthrough plastic’s daunting environmental and safety limitations. If this was not enough change to deal with, BMP also recognizes that mold technology must keep pace. But, like Steve Jobs’ said, innovation is all about leading and not following. At BMP, we are up to the challenge and we plan on leading for a long time to come.

 

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Biomedical Polymers and AACC 2013

Everyone at Biomedical Polymers is excited about 2013’s Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.  AACC, which is being held in Houston and runs from July 28-August 1, brings together the leaders of the clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, and lab management industry. This year’s expo will include a wide variety of lectures, symposia, and roundtable sessions, along with new product introductions and B2B opportunities. It is also important to note that the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists will be joining AACC so there will be a new and impressive market represented at the show.

Biomedical Polymers has been participating in the AACC for the past decade, and each year we make new and exciting B2B connections along with seeing and sharing all the latest breakthroughs in the industry. This year, we will be launching an exciting new product, called Hemodrop! For us, the AACC is a great opportunity to spread the word about our unmatched plastic injection molding, injection blow molding, and of course our ISO Class 8 clean room molding. We feel that this year’s show will be important to our future, because we cannot wait to share Hemodrop with many of our existing clients.

If plan on attending AACC 2013, please keep an eye out for us. If you want to learn more about AACC 2013, you can visit their website or contact Biomedical Polymers today!

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Medical Molding…It’s all we do

At Biomedical Polymers, we put all of our focus on one thing: medical molding. Unlike other plastic injection molders, it’s not something we also do…it is all we do. We have a singular, laser-like focus on being the best medical molder in the industry. This high level of commitment is incredibly important when handling plastic consumables for research and medical diagnostic laboratories.  Due to the constant risk of contamination, there is no room in the medical molding world for unsanitary or chaotic production facilities. Plastics that contain endocrine disrupting chemicals like BPA or PBDEs must never enter a facility that works with medical polymers. Unlike some of our competitors, Biomedical Polymers’ state-of-the-art facilities are 100% dedicated to the production of medical products. Our onsite ISO Class 8 cleanroom for both manufacturing and packaging add yet another layer of security in the battle against contamination.

Everyone at Biomedical Polymers constantly strives to meet or exceed the industry’s good manufacturing practices (GMPs). As well, all of our clients, big and small, receive the same comprehensive customer service and quality assurance. We guarantee that all of our products will fully conform to your needs, expectation, and requirements. Thanks to our singular focus on medical molding it is a guarantee we feel strongly we can meet each and every day.

If you are looking for a plastic injection molder who truly understands the unique challenges of medical molding and can guarantee you the highest levels of quality and respect, we could not imagine a better place that Biomedical Polymers.

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BMP and Our Industries Top 3 FAQ’s

For the past three decades, BMP has stayed on top of the research and medical diagnostic plastics game because we’ve always made an extra effort to listen to our clients’ needs. ItQuality Control also helps that we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date on every innovation and trend within our industry.

It is with this in mind that we thought it would be a great idea to highlight the top 3 FAQs within our unique industry.

Question 1: How do you manufacture your cleanroom molding?

A: For years, it was common practice to make the molding for cleanrooms under regular manufacturing conditions. However recently there has been a big push to create them under much more stringently controlled environments. Thanks to our new solid walled clean room with injection molding machines, that is what we do at BMP.

Question 2:  How important is process monitoring?

A: The short answer? Very.

The longer answer is that we have found that many of today’s parts have extremely tight specifications, so there is a much larger need for process monitoring.  State-of-the art sensors are at the heart of monitoring the molding process; they not only produce a better product but also create very low levels of rejects. BMP incorporates all the latest monitoring systems in our tool building.

Question 3:  Scalability…do you have it?

A: No one plans a business to stay one size forever, so it is only natural that companies within our industry are always concerned about scalability. They might be only making a small amount of certain product now, but they want to know you have the ability to grow along with them with no downtime.  BMP’s customers are covered thanks to our recently updated plant, which includes, two overhead cranes for our mold changes, and two new air-handling units that allow us better control of the overall environment.

We hope that we have shone a bright light not only on the biggest issues in our industry but on also how BMP is in a great position to turn questions into answers!

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From Concept To Finished Product

Biomedical Polymers manufactures plastic consumables for research and medical diagnostic laboratories. We provide design and engineering consultation, coordinate tooling fabrication from the optimum sources and mold parts to specification on our state-of-the-art injection and injection blow molding equipment. From flu strips to polypropylene beakers, from scoops to ultra tissue grinders, we understand what it takes to bring an idea from a concept to a finished product.

You can come to us with an idea for a project scratched out on a napkin, and our engineer and consultants can walk you through the entire process, beginning with your original plastic consumables concept and culminating with finished products in your hands. At approximately 50 employees we are large enough to fulfill your needs, while remaining nimble enough to be both flexible and responsive to your particular situation.

Many of our relationships with our customers and distributors have been in place for more than 20 years. Our long-standing partnerships are based on mutual respect and our willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate our partners’ needs.  Click here, to see some of our past projects.

However successful we have been, we are not content to rest on our past achievements. At Biomedical Polymers, we believe that training and education are the foundation for continuous improvement and we ensure employee awareness, understanding, and involvement through our ongoing training and education programs. These programs emphasize procedures, objectives, and quality techniques in accordance with all recognized regulatory guidelines, such as ISO 9001.  Through that continual training, we assure that our products are always manufactured to the highest quality standards.

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