AM for Medical

The Additive Manufacturing Advantage

Highly accurate, finely detailed, customised models, prototypes and end-use parts

3D printing enables medical practitioners and product innovators to deliver customised healthcare solutions faster and more cost-effectively.

We offer a range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies and medically approved materials to help you develop the products and processes required to improve patients’ lives. We have helped our medical innovation customers to create precise replicas of patient anatomy for surgical preparation; to personalise prostheses components; and to manufacture devices, models and equipment in low volumes.

Anatomical Models

• Print intricately detailed, accurate, patient-matched anatomical models for training and assessment prior to complex surgery procedures; as well as patient-specific surgical planning guides for cutting and implants

Device Prototyping

• Develop functional prototypes for surgical instruments, measuring devices, therapeutic devices and robotics items

• Accelerate early stages of development with quick and inexpensive functionality testing

• Customise options and test component manufacturability

Production and LV Manufacturing

• Manufacture patient-specific parts for prosthetics; medical equipment components; single use surgical instrument parts including handles and grips, and drug contact devices such as inhalers and pill dispensers

• Shrink your supply chain with low cost solutions including on demand and low volume production

• Customise batches with minimal loss from design changes

What do you want to make today?

“Insert Medical quote here.“

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SLA in the Medical Sector

Applications

Surgical planning models, training models, prototypes for functional testing, cutting guides, short term skin contact applications.

SLS in the Medical Sector

Applications

Validation prototyping, functional testing, and production parts in medical and healthcare devices such as prostheses, wheel chairs and physiotherapy aids.

FFF in the Medical Sector

Applications

Fixtures, cradles, and prototypes, which need to be stiff and strong, and durable; one-off functional parts such as electronics housings, paddles and handles.

DLS in the Medical Sector

Straight to production. Faster to market.

Using resins designed to help medical device engineers accelerate product development cycles and improve product quality, Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS) is radically changing the medical innovation market.

DLS prints up to 100 times faster than traditional 3D methods. The resultant parts are practically layer-free parts with consistent isotropic and mechanical properties.  The process uses a broad portfolio of biocompatible and sterilisable materials, providing medical designers with opportunities for mass customisation, rapid design iterations, multiple part production and no tooling costs.

Production

Print end-use parts with consistent isotropic and mechanical properties. Multiple parts provide scale economics. MPU 100 is biocompatible with ratings as follows: ISO 10993-5 and -10, USP VI, Master File at FDA; sterilisability ratings for: EtO, E-beam and Gamma, Biocompatible post-sterilization; and compatible with bleach, chlorhexidine and benzalkonium chloride.

Applications

Covers, guards, adaptors, prosthetics, physical therapy devices, cutting guides, handles, sizers, inhalers and pill bottles, catheters, straps, cannulas.