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We continually innovate new thoughts and solutions to create true partnerships—enabling device development in ways only possible with our innovative technologies.
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Measurement Systems for Specialty Medical Device Injection Molding
Measurement is critical in medical device molding. Careful assessment of parts produced by specialty molding is a strong indicator of success or failure.
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Implantable and Bioresorbable Materials in Injection Molding
Bioresorbables can transform medical devices, but only when safely integrated. Here’s what you need to know to incorporate them into your products.
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Fundamentals of Micromolding: Manufacturing Miniature Plastic Components
Micromolding is a specialized manufacturing process that produces extremely small thermoplastic components. See how it works and how to optimize the process.
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Additive Manufacturing Makes Complex, First-in-Industry Medical Devices Possible
Many next-generation medical devices are only possible with additive manufacturing (AM). See how AM works and the future technologies it empowers.
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Facility Tour: Spectrum Plastics Group Costa Rica
Spectrum Plastics Group Costa Rica serves our Latin American customers for medical tubing as well as film and packaging.
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Facility Tour: Spectrum Plastics Group Hermann
Spectrum Plastics Group Hermann, Missouri is an expert in the laser manufacturing of high-precision products.
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Critical components, technologies, and designs to consider for catheter delivery systems
The steerable catheter market is wide open for innovation as the variety of catheter-based procedures continues to grow.
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PEEK and Beyond
Spectrum conducts a study analyzing several high-performance materials to understand their mechanical properties and how they affect production and material costs.
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Facility Tour: Spectrum Plastics Group Sandy
Sandy Virtual Tour: specializing in tight tolerance, microbore extrusion, full-service catheter sub-assembly manufacturing.
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Micromolding
Spectrum invests in state of the art equipment at our Pittsfield, Massachusetts facility. Watch the video to learn more.
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Dilators and Sheaths
Spectrum manufactures custom and standard dilator and sheaths that support interventional therapies. Contact us today to start your project!
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Molded Components and Subassemblies
Spectrum can extrude, mold and assemble all under one roof, making us a single-source partner. Watch the video to learn more.
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Facility Tour: Spectrum Plastics Group Pittsfield
Pittsfield, Massachusetts Virtual Tour: Operates as a precision injection molder and specializes in high performance plastic injection molding and custom tooling services.
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Facility Tour: Spectrum Plastics Group Glens Falls
Glens Falls virtual tour: Specializing in precision extrusion and catheter sub-assembly, and the manufacturing of acetal mandrel for catheter shafts.
 Watch this virtual tour of Spectrum Plastics Group's Tucson facility
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Facility Tour: Spectrum Plastics Group Tucson
Tucson specializes in design, development & manufacturing of highly-engineered catheters as well as silicone extrusions, molded components and assemblies.
Learn why a strong upfront engineering approach decreases time-to-market & capital costs
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Strong upfront engineering decreases time-to-market & capital costs
Spectrum Plastics Group explains why a strong upfront engineering approach decreases time-to-market & capital costs. Learn more.
A white paper on extrusion of acetal core mandrel at six sigma quality levels
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The Extrusion of Acetal Core Mandrel at Six Sigma Quality Levels
Spectrum Plastics combines multi-layer extrusion technology with six sigma methodologies to deliver the highest quality acetal core mandrel.
Watch this video to go on a virtual tour of our Jersey Shore facility!
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Facility Tour: Spectrum Plastics Group Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore is recognized for being a pioneer in the manufacture of custom microbore tubing, high pressure braided tubing, and catheter delivery systems.
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Medical Additive Manufacturing: Innovating catheter capabilities at the component level
Case study: Learn how Spectrum Plastics Group is innovating the process of bringing medical devices to market with additive manufacturing.
A white paper on the effect of crystallinity on PEEK performance in extrusions
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The Effect of Crystallinity on PEEK Performance in Extrusions
Spectrum performed a study to quantify the performance differences of the effect of crystallinity on PEEK extrusions. Get the results here.
Watch this video to go on a virtual tour of our facility in Reynosa, Mexico
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Facility Tour: Spectrum Plastics Group Reynosa
Spectrum Plastics Reynosa, Mexico supplies plastic components, sub-assemblies and finished devices to the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
Watch this video to learn about our steerable and deflectable catheter capabilities
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Steerable and Deflectable Catheter Capabilities
Spectrum develops and manufacture standard and customized configurations of steerable catheter delivery systems to meet your device needs.
 Read this case study to learn how we launched a new approach to small vein reconnection
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Long-term partnership & process optimization
Learn how Spectrum successfully launched a totally new approach to small vein reconnection that has gained worldwide acceptance in this case study.
A white paper on the saga of non-DEHP PVC and medical devices
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Well Over Decades Later...The Saga of Non-DEHP PVC and Medical Devices
Spectrum discusses the evolution of DEHP and Non-DEHP PVC in Medical Devices from a regulatory perspective. Download the full white paper for free.
Watch this video to learn about our electronic integration for catheter assemblies
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Electronic Integration for Catheter Assemblies
Our catheter assembly expertise includes integration of miniature electronic components into catheter assemblies. Watch this video to learn more.
Watch this video to learn more about our film and packaging capabilities!
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Film and Packaging Capabilities
Watch this video to learn more about Spectrum Plastics Group, an extruder and converter of medical films for conventional and advanced medical packaging.
Download our free white paper to learn more about PEEK and Crystallinity
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Let's Talk about PEEK and Crystallinity
PEEK provides a higher strength material for medical applications. Learn about the role crystallinity plays in PEEK's performance.
Spectrum Plastic Group's catheter manufacturing process
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Catheter Manufacturing
Spectrum's catheter manufacturing and vertically integrated services allow us to offer customers a single source solution for concept to production.
Learn how an easy-open package became thing, faster and greener (at less cost)
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How an easy-open package becomes thinner, faster, greener at less cost
The whole package: how a new, easy-open package becomes thinner, faster, greener – at less cost – in this case study by Spectrum Plastics Group.
Watch this video to learn more about RF tipping capabilities
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RF Tipping Capabilities
Watch this video to learn how Spectrum specializes in RF thermoforming including tipping, flaring, and bonding of all thermoplastics from 1F to 32F.
Download our white paper on choosing the ideal ultra polymer
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Choosing Ultra Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications
Spectrum provides guidance for choosing and specifying high strength polymers for medical devices and extruded components. Download the full white paper here.
Learn how we helped launch a surgical device for knee reconstruction procedures
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Making next generation medical device manufacturing easy
Learn how Spectrum Plastics Group helped launch an innovative new surgical device for knee reconstruction procedures in this case study.
Watch this video to learn more about our overmolding and insert molding capabilities
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Insert molding and overmolding
Watch this video to learn about Spectrum's insert molding and overmolding molding capabilities for thermoplastic and silicone polymers.
Medical tubing created with PEEK extrusion
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PEEK and Medical Tubing: Here's What You Need to Know
PEEK is gaining use in medical applications as it provides a higher strength alternative to more common polymers.
A blood filtration system used for surgery and kidney dialysis purposes
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A takeover tool study – blood filtration systems for surgery
A takeover tool study. Learn how Spectrum Plastics Group manufactures blood filtration systems for surgery in this case study.
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Your Trusted Full-service Partner
Watch our video highlighting these technology platforms and learn about our full spectrum of product offerings.
Colored tubing, representing engineer-to-engineer expertise for customer automation
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Leveraging engineer-to-engineer expertise for customer automation
Learn how Spectrum Plastics Group leverages engineer-to-engineer expertise for customer-based automation in this case study.
Take these key considerations into account when selecting an injection molder
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Key Considerations When Selecting a Medical Injection Molder
Spectrum Plastics Group identifies key considerations for selecting a medical injection molder. Download the full report for free.
Learn about the many exciting advantages of teaming up with our extrusion experts
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Team up with the extrusion experts
Watch this video to learn how Spectrum Plastics provides a full range of tubing solutions & technical capabilities, unique to the medical device industry.
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A breakthrough medical procedure assisted by Spectrum Plastics Group
Learn how Spectrum Plastics Group extruded complex specialty tubing aiding in a breakthrough procedure that improves women's health in this case study.
A white paper on the science of multi-layer extruded tubing
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The Science of Multi-Layer Extruded Tubing
Spectrum Plastics discusses the multi-layer coextrusion process of dissimilar and similar polymers. Download the full white paper here.
Watch this video to learn about our in-house precision tooling
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In-house precision tool making
Watch this video to see how the in-house expertise of our mold designers lets us collaborate with our customers in every element of the product lifecycle.
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Not Just a Molding Component Manufacturer
Spectrum Plastics is a full-service medical device manufacturer with the ability & expertise to execute projects across the stage gate innovation process.
Watch this video to learn about Spectrum Plastics Group, the new face of medical plastics.
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Spectrum Plastics Group Company Video
Watch this video to learn more about Spectrum Plastics Group, the new face of medical plastics. We inject passion into everything we do.
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