China's medical equipment industry has been continuously strengthened, and the people's health-related policies have been continuously strengthened. With the spring breeze of the rapidly developing medical device industry, the mold industry has also ushered in a new upsurge of development, and the future development prospect is also very considerable. According to relevant statistics, at present, China's molds account for only 2% of the global share in the field of medical devices, and the consumption ratio of drugs to medical devices is only 2.5 ∶ 1, compared with 1 ∶ 1 in developed countries; The per capita consumption of medical plastics is only US $300, which shows that the per capita consumption of medical plastics in China is only US $30.
75% of medical plastic products are injection molded parts. The development of medical industry has more and more demand for injection molded products. Medical injection molding products can be roughly divided into the following categories: logistics, such as equipment tray; Equipment, such as Petri dishes; Health care, such as fitness equipment; Organs, such as plastic joints; Surgery, such as cervical hook; Instruments, such as vaginal dilators; Testing, such as cell culture vessels; Detection, such as insulin measuring pen, etc. According to the molding of polymer plastics can be divided into thermosetting and thermoplastic, mainly thermoplastic products.
Medical plastic products will continue to be miniaturized and multifunctional. With the expansion of the application fields of medical plastic products such as organs, surgery and testing, and the rapid development of miniaturized and precision medical plastic products, the medical expenses of patients will be greatly reduced. Complex integrated medical devices, such as inhalers and insulin measuring pens, are assembled from multiple precision components that are complex and can complete specific functions (such as storage, atomization and measurement). They have high requirements for the matching accuracy and mutual force between plastic structural parts.
The continuous development of medical injection molding products has driven the application and development of new injection molding technology. New injection molding technologies such as multi-component and in mold assembly will be applied in medical plastic products. Many unique technologies and applications of in mold assembly appear more in the innovative application of molds. In mold assembly injection molding mold is still blank in China. China only stays in the ordinary multi-color / multi-component injection molding of some daily necessities with low added value, and does not step forward into the field of in mold assembly of high-tech plastic products that cannot be manufactured by injection molding and other processing methods, which hinders the application development of plastic products and the scientific and technological progress of related industries, and does not get high economic benefits. Rapid injection mold is a high-tech manufacturing technology integrating laser, material science, information and control technology. In recent years, it has been more and more widely used in the medical industry to meet the needs of individual patients and special rapid response artificial plastic equipment. The time of traditional injection mold manufacturing method is reduced from a few months to a few days. Because Chinese enterprises and research and development units are still unfamiliar with this technology, and the price of rapid manufacturing system is too high, this technology is still in the initial application stage in our country.
The medical device industry not only provides new market opportunities for the mold industry, but also puts forward higher requirements for the mold industry. The medical device industry has a strong dependence on molds, and the involvement of many mold enterprises shows great vitality. For example, the die-casting mold factory in Beilun, Zhejiang, which used to focus on motorcycle die-casting molds, is now serving the medical device industry.