Stratasys Ltd has introduced a medical 3D printer that sets a new standard for healthcare providers and medical device manufacturers by combining multiple applications in one system. With multiple materials and multi-color capabilities, the Stratasys J5 MediJet 3D printer enables users to create highly detailed anatomical 3D models as well as drill and cut guides using approved third-party 510k-cleared segmentation software. Guides and models are certified as sterilizable and biocompatible, and the printer is economical and compact enough for small laboratory spaces.
The J5 MediJet 3D printer is the latest addition to the Stratasys J5 printer series, along with the J5 DentaJet and the J55. In operation, it has a patented rotating build platform with a fixed print head. This is designed to maximize reliability and simplify maintenance. The system also delivers more power in a small footprint. Compared to other 3D printers, the MediJet 3D printer is up to 30 percent faster, together with a simple workflow that includes an automatic arrangement of the build platforms, corrections and support for the latest 3MF file format in order to facilitate connection to segmentation and Simplify third-party design software. For more information, see the IDTechEx Report on 3D Printing in the Medical and Dental Industries 2019-2029.
The new printer supports DraftWhite material for low cost single material applications as well as a full range of new flexible, rigid and transparent materials. The multi-material capabilities support a wide range of medical modeling applications in an office-friendly platform, reducing outsourcing costs or the need for multiple printers.
“We give small to medium-sized hospitals access to models and instructions with a medical-specific 3D printer that is office-friendly and inexpensive, while sterilization is easy so you can take the models straight to the operating room,” said Osnat Philipp, Healthcare Vice President of Stratasys. “We also believe that the J5 MediJet printer can help medical device companies bring new innovations to market faster by providing models for medical device benchmark testing and product demonstrations with models that show the actual pathologies the devices are treating should.”
Everything on a certified system. The J5 MediJet printer is certified with leading 510K deleted DICOM segmentation software packages for clinical diagnostics. In addition, biocompatible materials can be printed that are certified for limited contact with tissue and bones and long-term contact with intact skin (ISO 10993) as well as for respiratory tract in healthcare applications (ISO 18562). MediJet models can also be sterilized using the steam, gamma and EtO methods specific to the printing material.
J5 MediJet’s production facilities for material and hardware have received ISO 13485 certification for the development and manufacture of medical devices. The printer and materials are available immediately. Learn more about the clinical and economic value of medical 3D printing on the Stratasys website.
Stratasys is leading the global change to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer goods and healthcare. With smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions offer competitive advantages at every stage of the product value chain. The world’s leading companies are turning to Stratasys to transform product design, make manufacturing and supply chains more agile, and improve patient care.