Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) thermoplastics are well-known in the consumer electronics industry for tight tolerance designs with high stiffness and strength, plus rapid cycle times and extreme flow to fill sub-mm wall sections. Processing benefits allow for micro-molding and replication of intricate detail such as those found in microneedle arrays for delivery of vaccines and other drugs. These same advantages are translatable to precision combination drug delivery devices which incorporate complex mechanisms and wireless connected electronics for pharma prescription adherence goals.
Specifically, LCP resins can help designers and engineers achieve more compact, intricate components through thin-wall molding even as low as 0.3mm (0.012in) nominal wall without sacrificing mechanical stiffness and strength as LCP polymer chains are inherently stiffer & stronger than many other neat thermoplastics. This can be an advantage in wearable/on body devices where light weighting, compact form factors, and liberating more internal space for pharma dose & components are critical.
Attend this webinar, and you'll:
- Learn about the use of Vectra® MT® LCP for the design of thin-wall medical device components.
- Understand molding requirements for use of Vectra® MT® LCP and benefits for short cycle times.
- Understand the optimization of function and cost in advanced devices enabled through design with Vectra® MT® LCP.
- Learn how Vectra® MT®LCP enables trends toward miniaturization of microneedle array and wearable sensors and delivery devices