3D Printing Industry
3D Printing Medical Devices
Additive manufacturing accelerates the development cycle of medical devices from prototype to end-use parts. Direct Digital Manufacturing using 3D Printing enables low-volume production of end-use medical devices and functional prototypes alike. Parts produced by our medical grade resins and polymers complies with ISO 10993 and USP Class VI biocompatibility and are compatible with common sterilization methods.
Medical Device Manufacturing Services
Forge Labs offers medical grade thermoplastics & resins for the production of functional surgical instruments, ventilators, prosthetics, microfluids and handheld devices.
Nylon 12 via Powder Bed Fusion material is excellent for fully functional prototypes & end-use parts, and is biocompatible according to EN ISO 10993-1 and USP/Level VI/121 °C. Common applications for this material include patient-specific braces, prosthetics and orthotics as well as surgical tools and guides.
Accura Clearvue via Stereolithography is a high clarity polycarbonate like plastic for applications that require long-term skin or mucosal membrane contact. Clearvue offers excellent humidity and moisture resistance capable of meeting USP Class VI biocompatibility and is compatible with common sterilization methods. Common applications for this material include ventilators components, inhalers and injectors
PC-ISO via Fused Deposition is gamma and EtO sterilizable, and complies with ISO 10993 and USP Class VI. Given the lower cost of manufacturing, this material is ideal for large, bulk or dense medical components that require high heat deflection temperatures.
Stainless Steel 316L via Direct Metal Laser Sintering provides end-use metal parts in stainless steel. Ideal for high-performance end-use medical devices, this process can create ultra-strong long lasting medical devices for use in implants, dentures, and orthopedics.
PolyJet Matrix Technology provides surgeons and educators the ability to create realistic customized anatomical models that mimic human tissue and bone.
3D printing bone scans showing the effects of low gravity on bone density for Health in Space: Daring to Explore, a long term exhibit at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.
How Selective Laser Sintering was used to recreate a 12,500 year old fossilized skeleton of bison occidentalis.