(Image courtesy of Solvay) Solvay and PrinterPrezz announced that they are collaborating to develop 3D printing and selective laser sintering (SLS) solutions for implants and other medical devices.
Solvay has over 30 years of experience supplying high-performance polymers to the healthcare industry. Its Solviva biomaterials meet the requirements for prolonged or permanent exposure to bodily fluids and tissue in the human body, according to the Brussels, Belgium-based company. Solvay is using this experience to jointly optimize materials, processing, design and testing for the manufacture of high-performance 3D printed medical devices, according to a news release. “Solvay works with companies across the additive manufacturing ecosystem to offer production-ready high-performance 3D printing solutions to the healthcare industry,” said Christophe Schramm, AM business manager for Solvay Specialty Polymers global business unit, in the release. “This partnership will allow us to combine our expertise in materials with PrinterPrezz’s unique offering for qualification of medical devices to accelerate the adoption of 3D printed implants and medical devices using Solvay’s latest additive manufacturing powder technology for selective laser sintering.” PrinterPrezz (Fremont, Calif.) specializes in combining polymer and metal 3D printing, nanotechnologies and surgical expertise to design and manufacture medical devices. “3D printing is evolving rapidly […]
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