In advance of the TCT Show next week, we’re expecting an influx of more 3D printing and rapid prototyping news. One piece that caught our eye was today’s news from Objet Geometries. The company has just launched a new bio-compatible 3D printing material – with the snappy name of MED610. According to Objet, “the material combines bio-compatibility with high dimensional stability and clear transparency. This makes it useful for PMMA simulation and a wide range of medical and dental applications – particularly the production of highly accurate, customized surgical guides.“
The new Objet Bio-Compatible material is said to be ideal for prolonged skin contact of over 30 days and mucosal-membrane contact of up to 24 hours. It has five medical approvals according to the harmonized standard ISO 10993‑1: Cytotoxicity, Genotoxicity, Delayed Type Hypersensitivity, Irritation and USP Plastic Class VI.MED610 is also manufactured under the ISO 13485:2003 certification, which specifies that each and every batch of the material undergoes bio-compatibility conformity testing, including GC-FID before it is packaged. This ensures the highest bio-compatible standards for medical and dental application requirements. MED610 is the second material the company has created specifically for dental and medical applications. It joins the company’s original Objet VeroDent material, currently used extensively by dental labs worldwide in the digital dental process.
The Bio-Compatible material can be used on all Objet Connex and Eden 3D printers and is available for purchase immediately. Existing customers can use this material following a software upgrade. If you’re after the data sheet, it’s already online here (PDF link) and there’s also some interesting notes if you’re already using an Objet machine and want to use these for medical purposes (PDF link).