We have to admit that miniaturization of parts is the new trend. There are several advantages: lower weight, smaller size of parts and cheaper transport costs. This leads to savings on raw materials whose prices are increasing. Miniaturizing parts has an impact on several branches of the factory: first of all, the R&D department that has to change scale. Then, the injection specialist, who monitors the stability of the parts with smaller volumes to inject. And finally the tool maker, who looks for the micron unit precision. However the context is not the most favorable as mechanician skills become scarce.
To face this changing environment, CG.Tec has decided to invest in high-tech equipment. Indeed, some machines have the ultra-precision that human skills cannot have. In 2011, the factory invested in an EDM oil machine and completed the workshop with a high accuracy three axe milling machine in 2012.
This micro machining centre is equipped with a touch probe system that is able to measure parts with a precision of 0.25µm. Very quickly, the investment has proved successful. It reduced the number of intermediary operations as well as the number of elements to adjust in the tool. As well as saving a significant amount of time , this center confirms its ability to meet a more and more demanding market.
The precision chain is thus insured throughout the manufacturing of the moulds keeping the micron unit as reference. It is important to keep in mind that CG.Tec is the only French factory to own this type of equipment: good news for customers who require quality which is always on schedule !
CG.Tec, expert in High tech plastic injection, has successfully achieved ISO 13485 registration. The structure perfectly complies with the customer’s quality requirements for medical devices.
In addition, an extension project has also been successfully conducted and the production area is now doubled, reaching 2200m².
The last step for the company is to group ISO 7 and ISO 8 laminar flows with upcoming equipment in order to create a dedicated area to products that require a process in controlled atmosphere.
It is therefore quite natural that CG.Tec, strengthened by its presence on the medical market, has chosen to be certified in support of its clients. The company proves its capacity to supply technical parts in accordance with existing regulations and strict customers’ demand.
CG.Tec supplies technical and economical solutions. The High Technology of its equipment, assisted by computer, ensures the otpimum precision, the reproducibility and 100% traceability on the finished product.
CG.Tec masters the injection and overmolding processes applied to High precision of tiny polymer parts.
As a result, CG.Tec has gained the confidence of major international accounts and exports 75% of its production.
“The ISO 13485 certification is another milestone aiming at deploying CG.Tec medical strategy.
Investing in equipment is not enough. Our winning strategy has proven successful thanks to the commitment of each single employee.
Our team of experts is present during the whole development process of the part and provides a personnalized follow-up. We encourage teams to work jointly on the development and design so as to find the most suitable solution for the customer’s product.
We are proud to be recognized for our expertise and know-how. This allows us today to send millions of parts worldwide”.
CG.Tec has recently decided to expand its commercial department with the arrival of two new employees including Mrs Claire Déchoz, new Sales Manager.
This is a complementary teamwork between R&D and Sales that CG.Tec promotes, for optimum follow-up and reactivity.
CG.TEC chose to put forward a ball cage, composed of one or more rings, they same receiving 8 ball diameter 0. 6 mm, and a spacer. The final product is an assembly of several plastics parts nested each other with a polymere POM and then PEEK. This part is intended for application in linear Guide for an international group, leader in its field. The finished part is 15 mm long and 4,5 mm in diameter.
Gold Micron obtained in Septembre 2010, category “microtechnical component”.
CG.TEC wins a Gold Micron at Micronora tradefair 2006 ( micro injection)
Application CG.TEC proposed for the contest