EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a 3D printing manufacturer and subisidiary of Stratasys Ltd., expanded its offerings to the health care industry to include anatomical modeling and consulting services.
Stratasys Direct recently created a Healthcare Print Center in Eden Prairie that includes Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy brand printers. The J750 produces life-like, 3D printed medical and dental anatomical models for medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers.
The J750 can produce models that mimic the biomechanical properties of bone, vasculature and organ tissues, allowing customers to recreate complex anatomical features not accommodated by cadavers or animals.
Health care providers and medical device manufacturers can use these models for device testing, medical training or surgical preparation and consultation, according to Rich Garrity, president of Americas for Stratasys.
"With the addition of Digital Anatomy printers to Stratasys Direct we can now provide companies with previously limited access to these printing capabilities the ability to utilize Stratasys Direct's manufacturing services to 3D print anatomical models that meet their exact specifications," Garrity said in a news release.
During its first 13 weeks of operation, the print center offered an invitation-only beta service for top medical device manufacturers. As a result, Stratasys Direct has already 3D printed more than 1,000 models, with each machine running more than 120 hours a week.
The beta customers needed to create anatomical models for product demonstrations, physician surgical training events and internal product development activities.
In addition to on-demand print services for anatomical models, Stratasys offers full-service anatomical model design and consulting services including design transfer and process validation.
Stratasys also 3D prints for the aerospace, automotive and consumer products markets.