EnvisionTEC unveils MG materials for 3D-bioplotter

From left to right, the Manufacturer, Developer and Starter series of the 3D-Bioplotter.

EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, has announced two new medical-grade materials that make printing parts for implantation in humans safe and easy.

EnvisionTEC’s two new ready-to-print Medical Grade (MG) materials – a liquid silicone rubber and a biodegradable PCL polyester ― are manufactured with the highest purity and can be implanted in humans after 3D printing on the company’s 3D-Bioplotter series printers.

UV Silicone 60A MG ― a biocompatible, bio-inert, non-biodegradable liquid silicone rubber that is cured with a UV light and delivers a Shore A hardness of 60. A transparent material, it can also be mixed with pigments. Suitable applications include microfluidics, wound dressings, bio-sensor housings and prototyping.

HT PCL MG ― a biodegradable thermoplastic polyester that is processed at high temperatures. To be offered in two molecular weights that affect stiffness, flexibility and degradation time: 80 kDa and 120 kDa. Suitable applications include bone regeneration, cartilage regeneration, drug release and hybrid scaffolds.