A polypropylene-like material suited for 3D printing biocompatible medical and wearable devices has been introduced by materials supplier Henkel in collaboration with Nex3D, a maker of stereolithography-based 3D printers.
The commercially available xMED412 is entirely based on the Loctite MED412 material and is covered by all of its associated clearances, tests, and certifications, said Henkel. The medical-grade plastic is described as a strong, durable photopolymer with mechanical attributes similar to polypropylene in terms of elongation, impact strength, and compression strength. The xMED412 parts printed on Nexa3D’s NXE400 require post processing and cleaning in accordance with the company’s recommendations and can be machined, tapped, or polished to desired production finishes. The two companies developed and tested several approved workflows […]
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