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Bio-compatible
3D printing

Bio-compatible, certified and sterilizable materials for applications in the medical and dental industries.

SLA/DLP Bio-compatible Materials

SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.

Benefits and Limitations

Smooth, injection mold-like, surface finish

Brittle, not recommended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.5% (min: ± 0.1 mm)
Turnaround time < 2 days Wall thickness 0.5 mm
Max part size 150 x 75 x 50 cm Layer height 25 - 100 μm

Dental resin

Dental resins (SLA) are high-detail, sterilizable and biocompatible resins capable of producing dental implants.

Material family

Material Jetting Bio-compatible Materials

Material Jetting produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for both visual prototypes and tooling manufacturing.

Benefits and Limitations

Smooth, injection molding-like finish

Brittle, not recomemended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.1% (min: ± 0.05 mm)
Turnaround time < 5 days Wall thickness 1.0 mm
Max part size 100 x 80 x 50 cm Layer height 16 - 32 μm

Dental resin

Dental resins (Material Jetting) are high detail, sterilizable and biocompatible resins suitable for dental implants. Greater detail than Castable Resin (SLA).

Material family

FDM Bio-compatible Materials

FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.

Benefits and Limitations

Fast turnaround times

Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Turnaround time < 2 days Wall thickness 0.8 mm
Max part size 100 x 100 x 100 cm Layer height 50 - 400 μm

Standard PEI (ULTEM)

ULTEM (FDM) is an engineering plastic with good mechanical properties and exceptional heat, chemical and flame resistance. Suitable for top-end applications.

Material family

DMLS/SLM Bio-compatible Materials

DMLS/SLM produce high performance, end-use metal 3D printed parts for industrial applications in aerospace, automotive and medical.

Benefits and Limitations

Can produce complex geometries

High Cost

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.1 mm
Turnaround time < 10 days Wall thickness 0.4 mm
Max part size 50 x 28 x 36 cm Layer height 20 – 50 μm

Titanium

Titanium (DMLS/SLM) has excellent mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and strength-to-weight ratio. It is sterilizable and biocompatible.

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