As 3D printing gains a more prominent place in the manufacture and protoyping of medical devices, advances in technology and materials are expanding indications. We spoke with John Kawola, CEO of Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), about the move toward micro 3D printing and how this technology is supporting the drive for miniaturization and minimally invasive medical treatments.
The researchers speculate that they have about two weeks to “get it right” and scale up to meet the surge of patients expected to enter hospitals.
New technologies are enabling more effective product development, better clinician training and detailed surgical planning.
Weighing the advantages of high definition features of micromolding with simpler 3-D printed designs.
Assessing the Manufacturing Readiness Level of your new product can help identify risks and opportunities to cut time to market.
Prototyping is expensive. But creative construction and use of prototypes can dramatically improve the development process and save the development team a significant amount of time and money.
Dozens of factors contribute to the cost of developing a medical device and every project is different. The rigor required to meet standards in the medical industry plays a huge part, but based on my experience in medical device development, several other issues often influence a project’s bottom line.
The fifth thing we think everyone should know about micro-molding is more of a philosophy than it’s a process. Keep driving!
We continue our discussion on the five key components of micro-molding, with a focus on Prototyping this week (read more articles on Micro-molding here). Here again is another potential barrier you may face when developing parts for micro-molding. Prototyping as you know is a regular part of any design process. There are also many different…