Those manufacturing medical devices, components, and parts are under especially strict guidelines and governance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is critical to a person’s health and well-being that any instruments, devices, and products created and use meet the high standard guidelines put in place to assure safety and quality. Partnering with a company who can quickly turn prototypes around and do so cost-effectively is crucial. Also having the ability to redesign models to take any inefficiencies in the process is also extremely important.
The concept of 3D printing has been a game-changer across the board, across numerous industries. Additive manufacturing, used in conjunction with 3D printing, allows easier evaluation of product designs at a lower cost. Making changes to the initial design are also easier and more cost-efficient. One of the biggest advantages of 3D printing is the accuracy of the design model and how much easier it makes the development process by correcting any flaws before the end product begins the final manufacturing process.
With medical devices and implantable parts, quite naturally the materials used must meet the highest quality standards. The end manufacturing process must quite naturally ensure that the materials used, and thus the product, be tested and deemed safe for use by the end user and the environment, as well.
Stereolithography (SL) is a popular additive when designing and crafting medical parts or devices. Often, the prototype with SL is used to create a clear product, whereby any liquids flowing through a part can more easily be viewed, studied, and researched. High resolution SL has been extremely instrumental in allowing medical parts or devices to be re-shaped or re-fitted to become the best product possible. SL offers strength to rapid prototyping.
StudioRed consults with a number of medical businesses and industries. If you have an idea for a medical part or device that could enrich the lives of others, contact us today to see how we can help.