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3D printing: path forward in product development and manufacturing of resorbable polymer implants

Reference number
Coordinator Resorbable Devices Aktiebolag - Resorbable Devices AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 499 000
Project duration November 2018 - November 2019
Status Completed
Venture Groundbreaking ideas in industrial development
Call Banbrytande idéer inom industriell utveckling 2018

Purpose and goal

The aim of this project was to enable a quicker, easier and more cost-effective method for development and manufacturing of resorbable polymer implants. 3D printing can be used for manufacturing of resorbable polymer implants. Further analysis are needed regarding the effect of process parameters on the mechanical properties of the manufactured device before this method can be chosen for a commercial product.

Expected results and effects

The project demonstrated that resorbable polymers can be used in 3D printing for manufacturing resorbable polymer implants.

Planned approach and implementation

A flexible band was manufactured with a traditional method, injection moulding, and also with 3D printing; the mechanical properties of the manufactured devices were compared.

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Last updated 16 November 2018

Reference number 2018-04278

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