DIRECT COMPRESSION MOULDING

MAKING INNOVATION HAPPEN

Orthoplastics has focused on advanced methods of manufacturing UHMWPE and is now a World leader in Direct Compression Moulding technology. Using our technological expertise we can bring to market new innovative product solutions to address failure modes typical within orthopaedic implants.

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OVER 30 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE OF ORTHOPAEDIC PLASTIC MANUFACTURING

ADVANCED OVERMOULDING CAPABILITIES

As leaders in Direct Compression Moulding, we work with companies across the globe that have an orthopaedic implant product or concept. Using our technological expertise we can bring to market new innovative product solutions to address failure modes typical within orthopaedic implants.

This includes producing product concepts that require UHMWPE to be moulded directly onto or into another steel, titanium or ceramic part. Our knowledge enables us to navigate our partners through the complexities of production, compliance and accreditation, saving them valuable time and money.

PIONEERING ADVANCED UHMWPE MANUFACTURING

  • WHY ORTHOPLASTICS?

    • Each orthopaedic implant is moulded directly. This enables the manufacture of a component with a highly polished direct moulded surface, by removing the machining surface definition present on the articulated surface of conventionally machined products.
    • By undertaking the compression moulding operation over a smaller projected area greater control is attained over the pressure and temperature cycles, which improves the properties of the product.
    • These design and aesthetically pleasing products provide an alternative market solution to any OEM’s portfolio.


  • WHY ORTHOPLASTICS?

    • Although Direct Compression Moulding is a premium method of sintering the polymer - compared to traditional consolidation methods - it has the capability to produce products which cannot currently be produced, pushing the design envelope for orthopaedic components.
    • All Orthoplastic’s processes used in the manufacture of medical grade products are validated with all data stored for a minimum of 55 years.
    • Quality standards are also applied such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001. Full product trace-ability techniques are employed during the manufacture of all medical grade material.

  • WHY ORTHOPLASTICS?

    • As a World leading UHMWPE manufacturer and Direct Compression Moulding expert, we’ll navigate your through production and compliance, increasing speed to market and reducing your costs.
    • We are experts in all aspects of orthopaedic implantable grade plastics, meaning you don’t have to be.
    • Orthoplastics have an impressive, portfolio of high-end Direct Compression Moulding machines and unrivalled machining know-how.
    • With a dedicated laboratory and skilled team of engineers we have a proud reputation of making the highest quality products.
    • With in-house testing, on site plastics manufacturing, design, quality assurance, supply chain and project management, we’re the COMPLETE solution.

SKILLED WORKFORCE, INDUSTRY LEADING, STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT

Our total service

  • Word Class Service

    Leading the World

    Orthoplastics’ Direct Compression Moulding services are at the cutting edge of new product development. Although the manufacturing technique has been in existence since the 1990’s, the new generation of metal 3D printing technology has created new opportunities in product design.

    By focusing on innovation, this method of manufacture has produced unique over moulding capabilities, producing Mono block components that have a high gloss moulded surface. With each component being individually moulded it allows for the finite controlling of all aspects of pressure, temperature and time, during critical consolidation.

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  • Equipment and Expertise

    On Site Laboratory Services

    We work with our customers to accelerate the production process and ensure that all new product concepts meet the application, specification and technical demands required.

    We have on site our own research and development laboratory that is extensively equipped and available for use by our customers. Our commitment to research and development is unrivalled within the orthopaedic implantable plastics industry, providing a depth and breadth of technical expertise to support all product development programmes.

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  • Precision capabilities

    Complete Supply Chain

    As a World leader in UHMWPE manufacturing, we have over 30 years’ experience of producing orthopaedic components. We can guide you through compliance and assist with all your production requirements to make your product concept a reality.

    We bring together UHMWPE, Cross Linked UHMWPE and Vitamin E UHMWE, Machined Components, Direct Compression Moulding and Laboratory Services to provide the complete supply chain solution to our customers.

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SKILLED WORKFORCE AND INDUSTRY LEADING, STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT

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As part of the Medplast group, we’re truly a World leader in the development, supply and manufacture of implantable plastics, producing the highest grade orthopaedic UHMWPE and medical devices on the market. Our product development expertise is trusted and proven, with our implantable plastics used in orthopaedic implant applications such as knees, hips and shoulders.

To find out more about this unique expertise of implantable plastics then simply download our brochure and give us a call.

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REDUCING PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT COSTS AND INCREASING SPEED TO MARKET

OUR CLIENT FEEDBACK

  • Hear what our clients have to say

    “Our new components benefit from a high gloss finish, we no longer have to make do with the disruptive surface definition present on the articulated surface of a conventionally machined products.”

  • Hear what our clients have to say

    “Orthoplastics have guided us through every stage of production, helping us to produce a knee component much faster than anticipated and of a superior quality.”

A WIDE RANGE OF SOLUTIONS AND PRECISION CAPABILITIES

Get in touch with us

As a global company we work with clients internationally, our success is driven by our commitment to quality and our ability to deliver new products to market quickly for our customers.

Please call, email or complete the quick contact form. We’re here to help with the right component machining solution for you.

T:+44 (0) 1706 871224

E: info@orthodirectcompressionmoulding.com

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