A customer asked Nylacarb to create a nylon version of an existing steel clamp that is used in operating tables.
We began the process by creating CAD drawings and a 3D model of the part. From these, the mold was made and we created a prototype of the part. Using injection molding of 60% chemically modified nylon. Using nylon in place of steel reduced the weight from 2 lb down to .25 lb. The clamp was manufactured to tolerances of ±.005″.