High Performance Medical Grade Filaments
Due to its design with high customization and on demand needs, the Healthcare industry is one of the key markets to benefit from Additive Manufacturing technology. While brand new 3D printers are continually developed, the choice of high-performance medical grade filaments has been very limited – until now.
We are proud to announce our new high-performance solutions that will enable 3D-printed applications to take on the challenges of the highly regulated Healthcare industry. Our high-performance medical grade filaments enable access to a new range of limited exposure applications (having less than 24 hours contact with bodily fluids and tissue) such as surgical instruments and devices, including cutting guides, personalized surgical instruments and small complex components to be used in medical devices.
- KetaSpire® PEEK AM Filament NT1 HC provides long-term performance up to 240 °C, with exceptional chemical resistance, outstanding wear and abrasion resistance, ideal for use in high-performance Healthcare applications. These properties make it particularly suitable for metal replacement. Our filament, in combination with our recommended processing conditions, enables parts to be printed with low porosity, and exceptional inter-layer strength in all directions.
KetaSpire® PEEK AM Filament CF10 HC additionally incorporates 10% carbon fiber reinforcement into a PEEK matrix for increased strength.
- Radel® PPSU AM Filament NT1 HC offers the best performance of all sulfone polymers. It is ideal for use in high-performance Healthcare applications that may need translucency, chemical resistance, high temperature capabilities, impact strength and toughness. Our PPSU filament combined with our recommended processing conditions creates an excellent inter-layer fusion enabling incomparable levels of translucency for 3D printed parts.
Proven Healthcare Partner
With over 30 years experience as a leading materials supplier to the Healthcare industry, Solvay provides the reliability, experience and innovation that medical device manufacturers expect from their partners. We understand the industry’s global biocompatibility concerns and offer comprehensive regulatory resources, including ISO 10993 Limited contact testing with Master Access File support and Global regulatory specialists to support medical device submissions and data requests.