Four AM Companies Partner to Provide Medical Device Solutions

New alliance enables medical device OEMs a complete range of services to efficiently commercialize new, additively manufactured products to market.

New alliance enables medical device OEMs a complete range of services to efficiently commercialize new, additively manufactured products to market.

Four companies in the medical device manufacturing industry, EOS, Tecomet, Orthopaedic Innovation Centre (OIC) and Precision ADM announced a collaborative partnership offering a solution for medical device additive manufacturing (AM). The partnership includes a full range of services including front-end engineering and design services, 510k approval pathways, device and machine validation, pre-clinical testing and commercialization.

With this new partnership, a complete end-to-end solution is provided to customers starting from product design and process development over large-scale manufacturing to testing, validation and FDA submission, the companies report. The advantage for medical OEMs is a reduction in product development lead time, and a reduced time to market and overall risk, while leveraging recent manufacturing innovations.

Key to this partnership are the strengths and industry knowledge of each organization. Specifically, EOS specializes in metal and polymer AM, while Tecomet specializes in the precision manufacturing of medical devices and components. OIC provides accredited medical device testing and contract clinical research services to the orthopedic industry. Precision ADM provides comprehensive engineering and AM contract services to the medical device industry. The cohesive team enables medical device manufacturers to compress their time to market, the companies report.

“Scaling AM medical device production requires a complete understanding of the process chain which goes beyond just printing and includes design, post-processing, testing, sterilization, and packaging among other steps,” says Dr. Gregory Hayes, EOS senior vice president of Applied Engineering. “Our partnership with Tecomet, OIC and Precision ADM will yield unparalleled additive manufacturing expertise to help medical device manufacturers navigate the complexities of the regulatory environment while delivering high-quality, reliable products.”

Through its innovative technologies such as high-productivity, multi-laser platforms like the EOS M 300-4, to support -ree solutions like the recently launched Smart Fusion software, EOS is an innovator of AM to medical markets. EOS also engineers and produces a portfolio of standard and customized materials designed for medical applications.

“The partnership with EOS, Precision ADM and Orthopaedic Innovation Centre aligns with our steadfast approach to provide full spectrum, scalable manufacturing solutions to the medical device market,” says Andreas Weller, CEO of Tecomet. “Combining the latest additive manufacturing technologies with our precision manufacturing expertise is a further commitment to this growing technology. Our global customers are consistently looking for ways to get their products to market faster, this partnership paired with our exceptional quality systems will offer a unique and comprehensive solution to the industry.”

“We are thrilled to work with advanced manufacturing powerhouses EOS, Tecomet, and Precision ADM to provide end-to-end medical device production to leading OEMs,” adds Trevor Gascoyne, CEO of OIC. “Our renowned testing capabilities and clinical research services will streamline clinical implementation and commercialization efforts unlike any other partnership in the industry.”

“By partnering with EOS and Tecomet, we can offer a complete suite of engineering, AM, and machining solutions that will help our customers bring their products to market faster,” says Martin Petrak, CEO of Precision ADM. “From materials options to lattice structures, our engineering, testing, and manufacturing services, combined with the expertise of EOS and Tecomet, will ensure that our customers have access to the best possible solution for their needs.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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