Understand Polyjet 3D Printing Process and Materials

The Polyjet 3D printing process requires jetting multiple layers of a curable liquid polymer directly onto a build tray.

The 3D build preparation software automatically performs the calculations that deliver correct placement of the polymers and support materials from your 3D CAD file.  

The printer will jet and instantly UV-cures tiny droplets of liquid polymer. This means that very fine layers are accumulating on the build tray creating one or several extremely precise 3D parts or models.

Sometimes overhangs and complex shapes will mandate more support material. This will clean internal voids and other finer details that can be missed, or damaged by water-jetting. This approach delivers easily removed material simply by applying water by hand, or by using a solution-bath. This delivers instant handling and use capacity immediately with no curing required.

Extraordinary detail, precision and surface smoothness are easily accomplished. Other benefits of this 3D printing technology include: 

  • The creation of detailed,  smoothly produced 3D printed parts that deliver final-product aesthetics
  • The achievement of extremely complex shapes, intricate details and delicate features of parts
  • Production of accurate molds, fixtures, jigs and other manufacturing tools

3D Printing Materials for Polyet Printing

Digital ABS

All of these materials are capable of creating realistic, precise prototypes and tools that are extremely tough and heat resistant. These materials are used to simulate the standard ABS plastics.  This is perfect for creating functional prototypes including but not limited to manufacturing tools, casings, snap-fit parts for high or low temperature use, mobile phone casings, electrical parts, engine parts and covers - and are completely appropriate for all simulated parts requiring shock absorption and high-impact resistance.

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Why Automation is Important for Your Outsourced Plastic Components

From entry level to complex automation solutions, robotic automation systems are being used in plastic injection molding to increase productivity, reduce scrap, improve part quality and reduce costs. Although a large upfront investment in automation is often required, the advantages have proven to be worth the investment. Many ROI’s (return on investment) are less than 12 months.

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Understand the new ISO 13485 Changes for Medical Devices

ISO 13485:2016 vs ISO 13485:2003

Both old and new medical device standards cover essentially the same topics. However, there are some important differences. Some of these are discussed below.

The ISO 13485 standard was updated for two main reasons: to keep up with changes in the industry and to address changes in the underlying ISO 9001 standard. While the old ISO 13485 2003 standard was based on the old ISO 9001 2000 standard, the new one is based on ISO 9001 2008. While some people expected the new ISO 13485 standard to use the latest ISO 9001 2015 standard, ISO TC 210 evidently feels that the older ISO 9001 standard better serves the needs of medical device suppliers, regulators, and customers.

Flexibility

In general, the new ISO 13485 standard is more flexible than the old. In the past, organizations could only exclude section 7 requirements (on product realization) and then only if they could justify their decision. Now, they can exclude any requirement in sections 6, 7, or 8 if they can justify doing so because of the nature of their activities or products.

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Injection Molding and Plastics for Your Medical Device

Medical device manufacturers can easily avoid expense by choosing an injection molder experience in the medical industry.  The injection molder will have the facility, equipment and trained personnel for this type of manufacturing along with relationships with vendors to provide quality materials and resources.  Included in this are the specialized skil

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Reasons Why Medical Device Manufacturers Should Attend MD&M East in New York City

The MD&M East is the best place to learn about every important detail about the end-to-end medical device development process. It was designed to support - so you can solve your design, engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing challenges.

Meet new suppliers from across the design and manufacturing production cycle. Get your hands on the latest groundbreaking technology. Make informed buying decisions. Differentiate your solutions from the competition. Keep ahead of regulatory issues and the competition.

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