The medical sector is an area of significant technological advancement with new processes and techniques under continual development and this market has contributed to many of the recent advances in Additive Manufacturing and materials. Processes such as SLS have been embraced by surgeons and clinicians to aid them with reconstructive surgery and the pre-operative evaluation process. The applications, particularly in joint replacement and dental and maxillofacial reconstruction have been widely publicised as completely bespoke structures can be created to suit every individual patient.
Medical products are also an area of growth, not just through technological developments, but through the application of good design with more consideration now given to aesthetics and user interface. We supply prototype and low volume solutions to many design consultancies and manufacturers, using our in house Vacuum Casting processes to produce parts which are almost fully representative of final injection mouldings, allowing user trials and market evaluation to be carried out prior to high volume production.