Newsletter | October 14, 2020

10.14.20 -- Accelerating Product Design With Precision

PEEK, PEI, LSR, And Other Material Options For Medical Prototyping
Developing medical device parts is a high-stakes process, and material choice is an important decision. The specific requirements for the part or device being developed will help steer the decision on which material option is the best choice.
Navigating From Additive Manufacturing To Injection Molding
Engineers, designers, and product developers have found that industrial-grade 3-D printing and plastic injection molding work well together in the life cycle of a product, starting with the design-risk mitigation of 3-D printing prototyping and then shifting to the manufacturing method of injection molding to ramp up for higher volumes.
Prototyping And Low-Volume Production For The Medical Industry

This article explores injection-molding, CNC machining, and additive manufacturing (3-D printing), and weighs each technology's strengths and weaknesses relative to prototyping and low-volume production for the medical industry. It also discusses the Food and Drug Administration approval process, including verification and validation, and form and fit testing.

There's No Crying In Medical Manufacturing!

Much like the game of baseball, medical manufacturing can be complex, demanding, and ever-changing. And it's hard. But "the what makes it great."


Protolabs helps remove the speed bumps created by tedious quoting times with an automated system that provides an interactive quote within hours of uploading a 3-D CAD model.


You can make adjustments to the surface finish, material, and delivery of your parts inside the quote, and pricing will update in real time. The quote also highlights any potential design issues — from draft to material flow — and recommends immediate solutions. The result is quality parts shipped to you really fast.


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