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Capabilities

World class certified “medical level” quality system

Wright's ISO 9001certification provides its customers with the confidence that our quality standards are among the best in the business. All of our customers benefit from the even higher certification (ISO 13485) required by our medical clients. Our Senior Leadership team personally participates in quality system design and manufacturing quality control. We invest in inspection equipment and training top-flight quality assurance staff. Every part we make has its own custom inspection plan. This allows us to be cost-competitive on jobs with simpler requirements but also provide our world-class customers with the tight tolerance inspections they demand.

Special expertise in Insert and overmolding, including in-mold assembly

Our insert molding expertise has provided unique solutions to many of our customers’ most challenging manufacturing problems. Special tooling techniques are needed to hold inserts in place during the molding operation. We regularly use cameras to confirm correct placement before the mold closes. We can provide numerous examples of our expertise in this area. In-mold assembly uses the process-controlled molding operations to fully assemble plastics with other components. The result is an hermetic seal and assembly without adhesive.

Experience processing highly engineered thermoplastic materials

Custom molding of plastic components is Wright’s core competency. Our team of manufacturing engineers has decades of experience processing numerous materials, including Ultem, PEEK, LCP, Polycarbonate, ABS, PPS, PEI, Isoplast, and many elastomers. Superior manufactured components are an important source of competitive advantage for our customers so Wright strives to continually improve reliability, reduce cost, enhance cosmetics and create functional differentiation. We embrace new technologies, such as in-mold assembly and robotics, that can increase productivity without impacting our ability to turn on a dime.

Contract Manufacturing, Assembly & Decoration

We offer both turnkey contract manufacturing and production of subassemblies. Joining and fastening options include ultrasonic bonding and heat staking as well as solvent bonding, epoxies, and other adhesives. Our clean environment room assembly specialists can affix or ultrasonically bond components and devices with the strict protocols required by the medical industry. It is no problem to incorporate into a manufacturing operation a custom test of your product, such as electrical, leak, fit, drop, wear, or functional testing. We regularly add pad printing, affix labels and complete final packaging.

Testimonials


Eliminate leak test and improve reliability

Challenge:
A critical component of a blood diagnostic unit for hospitals could leak due to a weak epoxy bond or become plugged if epoxy migrated into the flow channel. Our customer was looking to improve reliability and eliminate an expensive leak test performed on each product.
Solution:
Wright worked with the product development engineer to develop a floating core overmolding operation that would assemble the device in lieu of epoxy bonding.
Result:
“I knew that it would work in theory, but I needed a manufacturing team that was skilled in overmolding to make it happen.”

 

Wright’s material expertise improves products appearance.

Challenge:
Our customer’s design included a cyan blue back lit logo, but space behind the logo was limited so the led spots were not diffusing properly. it was important that the illumination was uniform and aesthetically pleasing.
Solution:
Wright Engineered Plastics’ manufacturing engineers recommended that the customer consider a light diffusing material that had been specially developed for this purpose. Wright provided the customer with sample chips and then molded some test samples.
Result:
“Wright’s manufacturing expertise is a valuable part of our development team. They are always looking for solutions and go the extra mile to deliver the best result possible.”
TODD NEWHOUSE, MANAGER, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, CYAN OPTICS

 

Bring molding and assembly back to the USA from Asia.

Challenge:
Molding of 3D glass frames had been moved to Asia to reduce cost, but the high quality lenses were manufactured and assembled in California. Our customer required an improvement in response to rapidly increasing demand, while keeping quality high and cost low.
Solution:
A hot-runner, multi cavity tool allowed Wright Engineered Plastics to minimize labor in the molding operation. Wright’s lean manufacturing model resulted in a cost reduction to the assembly time as well.
Result:
“I am so pleased to bring jobs back to California. the responsive customer service tea made the transition seamless.”

 

Wright’s engineers reduce costs with “in-mold” assembly.

Challenge:
Assembly of our customer’s surgical device was hampered by a potting operation that required a 60 second cure time.
Solution:
Wright Engineered Plastics’ manufacturing engineers recommended that the customer consider an insert molding design.
Result:
“Wright’s solution meant that no assembly of the wires is requires and the process is much more repeatable and reliable. it is a lower cost and more effective result.”

 

Assemble device to improve restaurant efficiency.

Challenge:
Our customer’s design required assembly of a housing with multicolored, backlit buttons activated by proximity sensors. The casing must provide a hermetic seal for the electronics because the end users were restaurants and cleaning of the device will occur several times each day.
Solution:
Wright Engineered Plastics worked with the customer’s engineering team to design an in-mold assembly solution.
Result:
“I have been working to make this happen for three years. With Wright’s help we were finally have brought the product to the marketplace. Restaurant efficiency experts are extremely interested in using our product to increase both productivity and customer satisfaction.” – BRENDA SOLHEIM, FOUNDER and CEO, SERVISENSOR