Medical-grade prototype material developed by Stratasys

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 December 2004




(2004), "Medical-grade prototype material developed by Stratasys", Assembly Automation, Vol. 24 No. 4.



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Medical-grade prototype material developed by Stratasys

Medical-grade prototype material developed by Stratasys

Keywords: Rapid prototyping, Rapid prototypes, Medical equipment

Polycarbonate (PC) material is for use in applications such as food-, pharmaceutical-, and medical-equipment modeling, as well as automotive applications.

Rapid prototyping system maker, Stratasys, has announced that it has developed a PC modeling material for food-, pharmaceutical-, and medical- equipment modeling, among other applications (Plate 2).

Plate 2 The new polycarbonate material from Stratasys

PC is a durable plastic, first introduced for rapid prototyping in 2001, and now common for functional prototypes. Design engineers select PC for its high impact and flexural strength, as well as its ability to handle high-temperature applications.

Stratasys expects common modeling applications to include: pharmaceutical material handling, processing, and packaging systems; surgical instruments; food-handling and processing.

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