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 and components using the following 3D printing technologies.
- Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) or also called fused filament fabrication (FFF)
- Stereolithography (SLA)
- Solvent cast 3D printing
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 a small fee. We will review the design, make suggestions for improvements and send you the print.
Applications of medical devices
Below are examples of product types we could print, but surprise us with your new developments!
Vosfox Medical has experience with the Bioprinting of API in polymers. Although we are not yet GMP compliant, we plan to do this.
Consumables for Medical Equipment
When your medical device is an 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.
We can print bone implants, cartilage implants or other innovative implants. This can be done with medical-grade filaments made at Vosfox Medical or with the bioprinter using a melt or a solvent.
Models and Surgical guides
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 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 made into a model with bone-like radiopacity, making the material suitable as a phantom.Read on
From R&D to Production
We can suport our customers during the R&D phase. We can produce materials for proof of priniciple, animal trials and clinical trials. This can be done in the cleanroom, or outside, when not required, to reduce costs.
If you do not have the drawing yet but have some ideas, we can support you in making the CAD files. We can also modify the design, so it is better suited for 3D printing. Designing parts for 3D printing is different than, for example, injection moulding.