Medical Device Prototyping

3D Printed Medical Device Prototyping | Stratasys

Accelerate innovation.

3D printing medical device prototypes or prototype tooling directly from CAD data enables fast, frequent revisions based on real-world testing and feedback.

A mandate to innovate.

In health care more than in any other industry, innovation is more than just a buzz word. It is the key to advancing patient care, improving outcomes and adapting in a rapidly shifting marketplace. Getting to market fast with clinically meaningful and marketable products is the central challenge of medical device development.

The price of perfection.

In general, the later in the design cycle a change is identified, the more costly it will be to implement. Late changes can result in time-consuming rework, expensive retooling or decisions to forgo improvements in the interest of time. Being slow to market or missing the mark is a competitive disadvantage at best, and at worst it can have adverse effects on physicians and patients.

Accelerating innovation.

Stratasys 3D printing solutions provide the flexibility to optimize designs quickly and cost-effectively so you can validate and verify your products sooner, and go to market faster.

Facilitate clear, detailed physician feedback. Detailed concept models convey the shape, texture and material properties of virtually any medical device. 3D print directly from a CAD file and revise as needed.

Eliminate failures faster. Reliably test form, fit and function with parts built from production-grade materials. You can even produce high-performance prototypes that withstand thermal, chemical and mechanical stress.

Gather reliable performance data and speed prototype evaluation. Without typical design-for-manufacturing constraints, you can optimize custom test fixtures for any task.

Expedite prototype tooling for preclinical testing. Create prototypes using the same processes and materials as your finished product. At a fraction of the cost of machining, you can 3D print smooth, accurate Digital ABS injection molds, tough polycarbonate forming patterns or detailed casting patterns.

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