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More than 10 medical-grade 3D-printing polymers will be showcased by Kumovis GmbH at next month’s virtual.Compamed and Formnext Connect online events. The Munich-based startup claims that its 3D-printing technology can be more cost- and time-efficient than conventional processes, such as milling or injection molding, especially for manufacturing patient-specific medical devices and small series.
Founded in 2017, Kumovis developed a fused deposition modeling printer, the R1, designed specifically for medical applications. To enable medical technology companies and hospitals to manufacture products in a resource-efficient way, the company continues to expand its range of medical-grade polymers. The portfolio now includes PEEK reinforced with carbon fiber (PEEK CF); PPSU mixed with barium sulfate (PPSU + BaSO4) for improved X-ray visibility; and PEI and resorbable polymers PLLA, PLGA, PCL, and PDO.
Cranioplasty implants fabricated from various polymers on the Kumovis R1 printer. Top row, left to right: PEKK and PPSU (smooth surface). Bottom row, left to right: PEKK, PPSU (surface with structure), and PEEK (smooth surface). Image courtesy Kumovis GmbH.
“Positive response from the industry has been steadily growing since the introduction of the Kumovis R1 series in the summer of 2019,” said Stefan Leonhardt, co-CEO and co-founder of Kumovis. “With this dedicated production system, the …
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