3D printing: path forward in product development and manufacturing of resorbable polymer implants
|Coordinator||Resorbable Devices Aktiebolag - Resorbable Devices AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 499 000|
|Project duration||November 2018 - November 2019|
|Venture||Groundbreaking ideas in industrial development|
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.