Fluid path applications involve components that convey fluids. Many of these applications require more exotic resins depending upon the nature of the fluid being conveyed (e.g., blood, bone marrow aspirate, contrast media, reagents, water, etc.). These applications typically involve manifold geometries, critical sealing surfaces with strict flash requirements, and minimal draft that require much more intricate tooling.
In addition, many of these components are required to be molded in clear or translucent material, which magnifies the risk of cosmetic defects in the parts. Advanced takes extra steps in order to minimize cosmetic defects including additional cleaning of the tools, screw/barrel pulls, predictive maintenance of screw/barrel components, and certified operators.