To produce very small components in the injection moulding process requires maximum possible accuracy and precision. From the material and machine to the mould, everything must be streamlined to this objective. Especially in the field of miniaturisation, many interesting developments are gaining ground. Be it minimal connectors for use in automobile engineering, ball bearing retainers for use in nano-mechanics or micro pipettes in medical technology or biotechnology. To produce such minimal items, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag uses customized systems based on the standard platform to purposefully handle shot weights of merely a few grams and component weights of as little as a few tenths or even a few centigrams.