Suitable Materials for Medical Device Prototyping

3D Printed Medical Component

Rapid Axis has been serving the Medical Device component manufacturing industry for some time both in prototyping and short-run production. We felt it was time to put together a short-list of Bio-Compatible (USP Class VI) and EtO sterilizable materials for ease of access by our Medical Device Engineers.

We hope this list serves you for the next time you require parts and that you’ll give us the opportunity to quote! If you have questions about these materials or require a quote email Sales@RapidAxis.com.

Bio-compatible and EtO materials by process:

CNC Machining:

Bio Compatible:
316L Stainless Steel
Cobalt Chrome (CoCr)
Ti6A4l4V – Titanium/Ti64

EtO Sterlization OK:
Polycarbonate (Gamma OK)
Nylon 6/6
ABS (Gamma OK)
Delrin

DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering):

Bio-Compatible:
316L Stainless Steel
Ti6A4l4V – Titanium/Ti64

SLA (Stereolithography):

Bio-Compatible:
VisiJet SL Clear (PC-like, clear)
VisiJet M3 Crystal (PC-like, opaque)

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling):

Bio-Compatible:
ULTEM 1010
ABS-M30i
PC-ISO

EtO Sterilization OK:
ABS-M30i
PC-ISO (Polycarbonate)

SLS (Selective Laser Sintering):

Bio-Compatible:
Nylon 11
Nylon 12

EtO Sterilization OK:
Nylon 11
Nylon 12

Polyjet:

Eto Stelization OK:
Vero White (ABS-like)
Vero Clear (PC-like)

If you have questions, require data-sheets or would like request a quote; email Sales@RapidAxis.com.

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