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Objet - 3D Printing Systems

Objet 3D printing is used extensively in the medical industry for the creation of surgical and diagnostic aids, the development of prosthetics and medical products, tissue engineering, and the design of medical tools and equipment.

Well-suited to this broad range of medical applications, Objet 3D printing systems are widely used by medical device companies, research institutions and, more recently, hospitals. They help improve and accelerate the design of laboratory and medical equipment as well as enabling highly accurate models of bone and tissue for surgical planning and research.

3D printing systems and desktop 3D printers

Objet's advanced 3D printing systems and range of over 60 materials enable professionals to build prototypes that accurately simulate the true look, feel and function of an end-product, even complex, assembled goods. The Objet Connex™ line of multi-material 3D printers features the world's only technology to simultaneously jet 2 materials. With this, users can print many different materials into a single part and print various mixed parts on the same build tray. Users can also create advanced composite materials, or Digital Materials™ featuring unique mechanical and thermal properties. Objet's range of over 60 3D printing materials simulate properties ranging from rigid to rubber-like, transparent to opaque and standard to ABS-grade engineering plastics, with a large number of in-between shore grades and shades.

3D printers for medical modelling

Objet 3D printers are widely used in medical modelling due to their meticulous accuracy, rapid build time and ease of model sterilisation. Models are also highly resilient, enabling drilling and fixing with similar characteristics to human bone tissue. Furthermore, preservation of thin and delicate structures due to the lack of an after-production step make it possible to build complex models of human anatomical structures such as blood vessels.

In fact, 3D printing technology is deemed by many to be the most effective means of physically realising medical models. 3D imaging technology used in the medical field (for instance CT data) is today commonly used with CAD / CAM technology to assist surgeons with customised solutions. Because of the complexity of CT data, the automated production provided by 3D printing technology makes it an excellent choice for generating models based on actual patient data.

Rapid medical prototyping and 3D printing

Medical product development companies can quickly model small parts in-house in order to reduce tooling and re-working and thereby accelerate time-to-market for new devices. Orthopaedic innovations are more cost-effective due to rapid prototyping and decreasing time-to-revenue.

The ability to develop new prototypes and correct them overnight is a huge advantage when strengthening relationships with key customers; medical institutions can modify devices to meet business and patient needs in just 24hr.

3D printers for medical applications

Objet 3D printers have many advantages for medical environments. Their compact design allows flexibility of location. More importantly, all Objet systems use environmentally stable materials that are fully cured and ready-to-handle as soon as printing finishes, resulting in a safe, clean, office-friendly process without lengthy post-processing requirements.

Founded in 1998, the company has thousands of customers worldwide including a substantial share of the relevant Fortune 100 and Fortune 500. Objet has offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India. Its award-winning technology (12 awards in 5 years) is based upon over 110 patents and patent pending inventions. In addition to medical applications, Objet innovative 3D printing solutions enable industrial designers and manufacturers to reduce the cost of product development cycles and shorten time-to-market of new products.

Contact

Objet GmbH
Airport Boulevard B210
77836 Rheinmuenster
Other
Germany
Tel: +49 7229 7772 621
Fax: +49 7229 7772 990
Email: marketing.eu@objet.com
URL: www.objet.com