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3D Printing Revolutionizes Medical Device Production

Specialized medical devices seldom undergo high-volume production, rendering injection technology impractical. The advent of contemporary 3D printing offers a viable avenue for the development of such equipment, overcoming the limitations of traditional manufacturing methods.

About project

Comapny

Berger & Kraft Medical

Industry

Medical devices

Quantity

20 to 40 sets in single batch

Lead time

delivered on schedule

Berger and Kraft stand as frontrunners in medical innovation and aesthetic surgery. Through the application of cutting-edge techniques, the company engineers progressively efficient and entirely secure devices for advanced treatments, heightening patient well-being.
Mój główny problem jest taki, że mam za dużo pomysłów. Cubic Inch wybiera najlepsze z nich, testuje i wdraża je na liniach produkcyjnych Unilogo. W dodatku zazwyczaj płacę za mniej niż się spodziewałem. Druk 3D i technologia HP Multi Jet Fusion to magia w formie najczystszej.

Tomasz Pałka

Production Head, XO Boats

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Challenge

What prompted the client’s decision to opt for 3D printing?
The client’s housing design prerequisites encompassed several critical factors:
  1. Batch Flexibility: The ability to order a dozen units annually.
  2. Swift Implementation: A desire for prompt project execution.
  3. Design Evolution: The option to refine designs in successive orders.
  4. Medical-grade Material: The chosen material had to be certified for medical device usage.
Given these stringent criteria, Berger and Kraft had to dismiss alternative manufacturing methods.

Injection Molding: Injection Molding: Eliminated due to exorbitant mold initiation costs, exceeding PLN 150,000. This route was only viable for significantly larger quantities.

Vacuum Forming (Vacuum Casting) (vacuum casting) wymagała zbyt grubych ścianek obudowy oraz lakierowania detali, co sprawiłoby, że projekt nie nadawałby się do zastosowań w medycynie.

Machining:Ruled out due to compromised aesthetics and an incapability to accommodate intricate shapes.

In light of these factors, 3D printing emerged as the ideal choice for Berger and Kraft’s unique circumstances.

Solution

Following thorough consultation with us, the client reached the conclusion that 3D printing using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology was the optimal course of action, impeccably fulfilling all the stipulated prerequisites. The enclosures boast a surface finish of the polyshot variety. Printed components are furnished to the client in a just-in-time manner, aligning quantities precisely with immediate demands and in adherence to the predetermined schedule.

Benefits for the Customer

The adoption of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology emerged as the optimal solution for Berger and Kraft’s medical device housing project, effectively addressing the client’s varied demands and expediting time-to-market.
Customized Production

The technology enabled small production runs, matching Berger and Kraft's precise needs.

Rapid Turnaround

HP Multi Jet Fusion's efficiency ensured swift production, accelerating time-to-market.

Design Flexibility

Evolving designs could be seamlessly accommodated, catering to changing requirements

Certified Medical-grade Material

The technology facilitated the use of certified materials suitable for medical applications, ensuring compliance and safety.

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