Medical Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing

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Axis Prototypes uses USP class VI prototype materials, ISO 10993 certified prototype materials, and certified biocompatible prototype materials to build your prototypes for use in medical settings. If short run manufacturing is what you need, then our FDA cast urethane materials should fit the bill.

Industry Standards

Among many of the applications in the medical field, 3D prototyping is valuable when it comes to manufacturing surgical learning tools, surgical guides and tools, implants, prosthetics and hearing aids, to name a few.


Applications

  • Manufacturing

    Additive Manufacturing has two major benefits. It bridges the gap between prototype and full production. In addition to this, it also suppresses the tooling costs.

  • Tooling

    Rapid tooling is the ideal solution for larger number of parts. At Axis, we use three main processes in additive manufacturing to build rapid tooling.

Solutions

  • Stereolithography

    SLA is a fast way to get smooth and accurate models made from a variety of photopolymers, allowing for different physical properties at a low cost. It is best suited for prototypes, moulds and casting patterns as well as scale / exhibition models.

  • Selective Laser Sintering

    SLS is commonly used to build strong and durable prototypes, low-volume production or even wax patterns for foundries. Because no support is needed in this process, very complex and interlocking parts can be built.

  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering

    If you need to build strong parts or require low volume production, DMLS is the process you are looking for. The precise and functional models it can print makes it a great solution for functional prototyping, tooling alongisde jigs & fixtures.

  • Polyjet

    Polyjet has the unique ability to print an array of rigid plastics and soft rubbers all in the same part, just like overmolds do. Its 30 μm layers make very fine details and realistic textures possible for any part

  • 3D Scanning

    Scanning allows for object replication. We offer scanning services through a portable optical CMM 3D scanner, the MetraSCAN 3D.

  • Premium Finish

    The purpose of the finishing process is to ensure that your prototype has the look and feel you want. Our expert makers and finishers will cater to all your needs.

Here’s what our medical clients had to say

Our customers are addicted to the quality and service that AXIS provides. Over the last 8 years, we’ve built garden tools, mobile computers, beer taps, and prosthetics. We’ve constantly demanded more from our prototypes, and Axis has responded by adding new materials, new equipment and new knowledge. Axis is essential to our business.

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