Oventus launches Victorian 3D printing facility

Oventus Medical, Brisbane based medical device company, has recently launched their new Victorian 3D printing facility at CSIRO. The additive manufacturing plant that uses titanium 3D printing technology to produce the customised O2Vent sleep apnoea device, is located at CSIRO’s Clayton site adjacent to their Lab 22 additive manufacturing centre.
The state-of-the-art facility is the next step in Oventus’ successful collaboration with CSIRO that has seen an initial R&D project develop into an ongoing beneficial partnership. This valuable collaboration between Australian researchers and industry is paving the way for innovation in 3D design and production processes, as well as the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and snoring.
“Combining our research team’s additive manufacturing experience with the software capabilities of CSIRO’s Data61, meant we could create a one stop in-house process for making personalised mouth pieces that are individualised for each Oventus customer,” Research Director of CSIRO Manufacturing, Dr Keith McLean said. “Additionally, we have been able to help Oventus upscale their manufacturing process to allow large volume manufacturing of the devices at the Clayton facility.”
The O2Vent works by delivering air to the back of the mouth, alleviating multiple sites of obstruction including the nose, soft palate and tongue.