3D Additive News

  1. 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. Five strong contenders include PEEK, PEI, and PPSU; polycarbonates; medical-grade liquid silicone rubber; and 3D-printed titanium and ABS-like WaterShed XC 11122. 

  2. 3D Printing For End-Use Production

    Instead of creating merely conceptual models not durable for long-term use, 3D printing now is being used in machining, injection molding, and other conventional manufacturing processes. This article explores technology leaders in this area, and assesses the production capabilities for each 3D printing process.

  3. 3D Printing Micro Features With Stereolithography’s MicroFine Material

    Sterolithography (SLA) 3D printing is available in three resolutions (normal, high, and micro) for a range of part geometries. Most parts can be built in normal resolution, but, high resolution may also be required.

  4. How To Select Polymeric Materials For Medical Devices Produced Using Additive Manufacturing

    The additive manufacturing community is abuzz with discussions of what the future will look like—for aerospace, for medicine, and for countless other fields. By Crystal Morrison, Ph.D.

  5. 3D Opportunity In Medical Technology: Additive Manufacturing Comes To Life

    Given the strong alignment of AM capabilities with the medical device segment’s needs, and the medtech industry’s ability to support investment in new technologies, it is perhaps no surprise that AM has made substantial inroads with health care practitioners and service providers. Our goal here is to investigate ways that AM may influence the trajectory of the medical device segment. By Glenn H. Snyder, Mark J. Cotteleer, and Ben Kotek, Deloitte