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There are some very interesting medical applications for 3D printing and it shows the process is very much a viable manufacturing process and not just a method to create prototypes. This interesting article highlights five areas: Prosthetics – much lower cost and bespoke to the individual Equipment and devices – cutting cost. single use avoiding […]

There are a number of TPEs that have passed cytotoxicity tests (ISO 10993-5) and biocompatibility tests (USP Class VI). The materials are latex free, reducing the risk of allergic reactions. They are available in a range of shore hardness’s from shore A to 65 shore D. Transparent grades are available, as well as grades suitable […]

We use Polypropylene extensively in everyday products as it is low cost and has some excellent mechanical properties such as good impact resistance, is flexible, has a low MVTR (Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate) and you can create living hinges within a moulding. One disadvantage it has always had, is that optically transparent products could not […]