Henkel & NewPro3D provide AM solution in medical sector

Application example of the collaboration of Henkel and NewPro3D: soft tissue anatomical model of a heart

NewPro3D recently joined Henkel’s Open Materials Platform with the goal of providing additive manufacturing solutions at the production scale. Working collaboratively, the companies are combining their areas of focus to create next-level solutions for the medical industry. With Henkel’s expertise in materials and NewPro3D’s innovation in 3D printing equipment and software, the companies are enabling new applications in anatomical modeling, prosthetics, and more.

NewPro3D’s unique technology for digital light processing (DLP) produces 3D models at record speeds. Specifically, the company’s Intelligent Liquid Interface (ILITM) consists of a transparent wettable membrane that is chemically designed to facilitate faster movement between cured layers, eliminating the slow mechanical processes used on conventional 3D printing techniques. When used in combination with Henkel’s wide range of photo-curing resins, the result is ultra-fast manufacturing of medical devices and tools including hard and soft anatomical models for use in surgical planning and educational programs.

NewPro3D and Henkel will be showcasing some of these applications at the 2020 MD&M West Conference, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, beginning on February 11th.