Medical device seals and gaskets can provide protection against dirt, dust, fluids, and electromagnetic interference (EMI). These rubber and plastic parts can also offer flame resistance, electrical conductivity, and protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD). Medical device components are made of many different polymers and elastomers, but what’s the right choice for your application?
For medical device designers, material selection presents multiple challenges. Designers don’t just need a sealing or gasketing material that’s reliable and cost-effective. They need a compound that meets regulatory requirements and, potentially, additional standards. Medical device designers also need a medical material that supports precision fabrication, especially across higher-volume quantities of parts.
In this article from JBC Technologies, the first in a series about medical device seals and gaskets, we’ll present an overview of what designers need to consider. Subsequent articles will examine specific materials in detail and explain why die cutting is a great choice for the medical parts that you need. You’ll also learn how JBC’s value-added services can support your larger medical device designs.