Carbon (www.carbon3d.com), a Silicon Valley-based digital Manufacturing company, has announced the launch of its first medical-grade material: Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU 100). This white polymer resin provides an unparalleled combination of mechanical strength, biocompatibility and sterilizability, making it optimally designed for components of medical systems, skin-contact devices, drug-contact devices, and single-use medical device applications.
MPU 100 offers an advanced solution for producing end-use parts such as complex adaptors for diagnostic analysis systems, textured instrument handles, single use instruments, and bioprocessing components. Each of these applications brings distinct manufacturing opportunities, such as targeting better user experiences with complex geometries and textured surfaces, consolidating multi-part assemblies into one printed part, and pursuing a more customized portfolio with low-volume, high-mix part production. By combining the high performance of MPU 100 with Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis™ technology, medical device manufacturers and life sciences companies can accelerate product development pathways for critical devices and components.