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Bio-compatible 3D printing

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

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CNC machining Bio-compatible Materials

CNC machining produces parts with excellent mechanical properties, accuracy and repeatability from metal and plastic. 3-axis & 5-axis CNC milling available.

Description

Applications
CNC machining produces parts with excellent mechanical properties, accuracy and repeatability from metal and plastic. 3-axis & 5-axis CNC milling available.
Strengths
Excellent mechanical properties, High accuracy & repeatabillity
Weaknesses
Greater geometry restrictions than 3D printing

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 10 days
Wall Thickness
0.75 mm
Tolerances
± 0.025 - 0.125 mm
Max part size
200 x 80 x 100 cm

Available materials

Titanium Grade 2

Stronger than Grade 1 and equally corrosion-resistant, excellent bio-compatibility.

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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.

Description

Applications
SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.
Strengths
Fine features & high detail, Smooth, injection mold-like, surface finish
Weaknesses
Support marks may be visible on surface, Brittle, not recommended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.5 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.15 mm)
Max part size
150 x 75 x 50 cm
Layer height
25 - 100

Available materials

Dental resin

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

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Material Jetting (Polyjet) 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.

Description

Applications
Material Jetting produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for both visual prototypes and tooling manufacturing.
Strengths
Multi-material capabillities, No support marks visible on surface, Smooth, injection molding-like finish
Weaknesses
Higher cost than SLA/DLP, Brittle, not recomemended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
1.0 mm
Tolerances
± 0.1% (min: ± 0.10 mm)
Max part size
100 x 80 x 50 cm
Layer height
32

Available materials

Dental resin

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

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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.

Description

Applications
FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.
Strengths
Low-cost, Fast turnaround times
Weaknesses
Limited dimensional accuracy, Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.8 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Max part size
100 x 100 x 100 cm
Layer height
100 - 300

Available materials

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.

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DMLS/SLM Bio-compatible Materials

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

Description

Applications
DMLS/SLM produce high performance, end-use metal 3D printed parts for industrial applications in aerospace, automotive and medical.
Strengths
Excellent mechanical properties, Can produce complex geometries
Weaknesses
High Cost

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 10 days
Wall Thickness
0.4 mm
Tolerances
± 0.1 mm
Max part size
50 x 28 x 36 cm
Layer height
50

Available materials

Titanium

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

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