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Medical 3D Printing

Vosfox Medical offer medical 3D printing services. Printing can be done inside an ISO Class 7 cleanroom or in a clean, but uncontrolled production space. We make medical devices or components and soon also pharmaceutical devices or implants in a GMP cleanroom. We currently have the following 3D printing technologies.

  • Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) or also called fused filament fabrication (FFF)
  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Bioprinting
  • Solvent cast 3D printing

In the future, we can also provide the following techniques when a customer requests.

  • Nylon selective laser sintering (SLS)
  • High-temperature FDM or also called PEEK printing

When you are not sure 3D printing is working for you, we offer test prints for only €50 or €100 per print, depending on size and complexity. For this, we will review the design, make a test print, send it to you, and provide feedback on the possibilities.

 

Applications of medical devices

Below are examples of product types we could print, but surprise us with your new developments!

Pharma printing

Vosfox Medical has experience with the Bioprinting of API in polymers. We are expanding our knowledge towards bioprinting with cells.

Consumables for Medical devices

When your medical device is equipment that uses consumables, you may consider 3D printing these consumables. When you need fast numbers of these parts, you may prefer to use injection moulding. However, when the numbers are a few hundred or even a few thousand per year, 3D printing might be a viable option.

3D printed Implants

We can print bone implants, cartilage implants or other innovative implants. This can be done with medical-grade filaments made at Vosfox Medical.

3D prints for medical professionals

Medical models can be made with an SLA printer, making smooth, nice-looking models. However, if you require a bone model that needs to act as a bone (can be cut with a saw or screws placed), you can use the FibreTuff material.

Surgical guides can be made with the SLA printer using medical-grade resins. SLA prints are usually more accurate, but fewer materials to choose from. The resins we work with can be sterilized using gamma, ETO or steam sterilization, and they were tested on cytotoxicity, sensitization and irritation according to ISO10993. We produce the guides in a cleanroom and package them in a sterile barrier pouch.

FibreTuff

FibreTuff s a composite material with bone-like properties and excellent drill and screw retention. The material is biocompatible. It has passed the USP Class VI testing.

FibreTuff models can be autoclaved and be made into a model with bone-like radiopacity, making the material suitable as phantom material

R&D and proof of principle samples

We can use an FDM, SLS or a bioprinter for trial prints or development prints. It depends on your application. We can give you advice on this.

If you do not have the drawing yet but have some ideas, we can support you in making the CAD files. Designing parts for 3D printing is different than, for example, injection moulding.

Let’s print something together!

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