For laboratory equipment and medical imaging systems (also known as imaging diagnostics or just imaging, e.g. CT, MRT or X-ray equipment), additive manufacturing is a production technology that offers new opportunities to optimize both the product and the manufacturing costs.
Many medical devices and parts for laboratory equipment are complex niche products that are only produced in small series. Conventional production often requires expensive tools whose cost then needs to be added to the products. By contrast, additive manufacturing works without any tools, enabling parts to be manufactured in smaller series, right down to a batch size of one.
The production process is based on the CAD data of the parts. This technology provides freedom of design, as well as the option to integrate functionality directly into the part. The results include shorter time-to-market and a wide range of opportunities for product optimization.
Tool-free production and reduced assembly costs
Flexible design and functional integration
Faster development cycles & time-to-market
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