3D Printing for Medical Devices

Your Innovative Solutions Shouldn’t Have to Wait

Dynamically respond to changing demands by bringing digital fabrication in-house with Formlabs Medical. From R&D to production tooling, biocompatible end-use parts and more, leverage 3D printing to introduce cutting-edge patient-specific devices to market.

3D printed parts
Research & Development

Turn Ideas Into High-Fidelity Prototypes

Rapid prototyping with affordable in-house desktop 3D printers empowers you to create prototypes within a day.
Carry out multiple iterations of design, size, shape, or assembly based on results of real-life testing and analysis, helping you to bring better products to market faster.
Massively reduce cost barriers to bring new devices to market.

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End-Use Parts

Reliable End-Use Parts & Patient Specific Devices

With in-house 3D printing, medical device firms can create end-use parts without tooling, making it possible to create custom parts and complex designs in a cost-efficient manner.
Use a single printer to create parts in different materials. This means turning your prototypes into end-use parts by simply swapping out the resin cartridge.
No longer worry about straps and re-sizing, with 3D scanning and digital models, 3D print and create the perfect medical device to fit your customers.
Print parts in biocompatible materials and test them directly on body parts, meaning you’re able to collect feedback and iterate designs faster than ever before.
3D printed insoles

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Custom Tooling

Affordable Batch Production With 3D Printed Rapid Tooling

Combine 3D printed rapid tooling with traditional manufacturing processes like injection molding, vacuum forming, or silicone molding to enhance the production process by improving its flexibility, agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency.
Accelerate product development, iterate quickly, and bring better products to market by incorporating 3D printed rapid tooling into your development process.
Allows medical startups to move into small-batch production at the cost of just a few dollars per-part.

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In-House Production of Manufacturing Aids

3D printed manufacturing aids are vital tools for addressing common problems that arise during the manufacturing process.
Bring your new medical device to market with custom jigs, fixtures, tools, and replacement parts.
Use in-house 3D printing to improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process, reducing costs, and enhancing production while bringing innovative new medical devices to market.
ESD Resin is a cost-effective solution for producing static-dissipative parts designed for use on the factory floor.
In-House Production of Manufacturing Aids

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A Full Suite of 3D Printing Solutions

High-Performance 3D Printing Materials for Medical Device Production

Formlabs has an extensive library of proprietary 3D printing materials suitable for even the most demanding applications. 

3d Printed Biocompatible Parts
Biocompatible Parts
BioMed Resins (Clear, Durable, Flex 80A, Elastic 50A, White, Black, Amber)

Ideal for:

Models for presurgical planning
Medical device prototyping
Medical manufacturing aids
Cell culture bioprocess engineering
3D Printed Door Handle
Tough and Durable Resins

Ideal for:

Semi-rigid end-use medical devices
Snap fits & compliant mechanisms
Impact resistance & durability
Medical manufacturing aids
Low-friction components
SLS 3D printed parts
Prosthetic & Biocompatible Solutions
Nylon 12 Powder

Ideal for:

Lean manufacturing & small batch production
High-performance, high-accuracy medical devices
Prototyping in-house for faster turnaround
Permanent jigs, fixtures, and tooling for medical devices
Injection Mold Insert
Injection Mold
Rigid 10K Resin

Ideal for:

Stiffness of glass & fiber filled thermoplastics
Injection mold masters & inserts
Heat-resistant fluid exposed components
Rigid end-use medical devices
Formlabs 3D Printers

Ready to Bring New Medical Devices to Market?

Explore our market-leading 3D printer for medical applications, the Form 3B+, or contact a Formlabs Solution Specialist for a one-to-one consultation.

Disclaimer: Formlabs is an industry-leading provider of 3D printers and materials that are used by healthcare providers to support the practice of medicine. Please consider local regulations, material data sheets, PHI, and institutional requirements before 3D printing and/or using anatomical models.

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