NPE2018 will feature the trade show’s first-ever Medical Parts Processing Zone, but several molding and extrusion system builders on the main show floor, along with other exhibitors, also will be showcasing medical applications. Some of them are highlighted in this slide show.
HP Multi Jet Fusion customers and partners represent critical links in a new value chain that’s rewriting the rules of design, production and delivery, said Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing at HP (Palo Alto, CA).
De-polymerization technology developed by Agilyx Corp. (Tigard, OR) will be deployed at or near an Ineos Styrolution facility in North America. The aim is to convert post-consumer polystyrene waste into styrene monomer that can be used to re-manufacture new polystyrene products.
Disposable cartridges for wearable insulin delivery pumps developed by Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (San Diego, CA) are molded from cyclic olefin co-polymers (COCs) from Polyplastics Co., Ltd. (Florence, KY).
The ready-to-print, high-purity, medical-grade materials—a liquid silicone rubber and a biodegradable PCL polyester—can be implanted in humans following fabrication on the company’s 3D-Bioplotter series printers.