m2m Imaging have recently commissioned ARRK Australia and New Zealand to produce 15 units of a new subject holding system. The system provides a platform to interchange various products used in MR imaging.
The new subject holding system is a unique product that does not require mass production. Using ARRK silicone tooling and vacuum casting technologies was suitable for m2m Imaging’s purposes as it provided a quick turn around and cost effective solution.
The use of vacuum casting enabled the design team to work beyond the usual constraints of conventional injection moulding and machining guidelines. Additionally, by using a cast Poly-urethane, m2m Imaging were able to add vibrant colours to parts that traditionally would have been machined from a white plastic.
The final assembly is a combination of vacuum cast parts, machined parts and off the shelf components as well as sophisticated electronic circuitry. The vacuum cast PU parts integrated seamlessly into the assembly.