3D Printing New Products in the Medical Device Industry

   By TriMech Marketing on June 10, 2015

If you are in the medical device industry and haven’t adopted 3D printing, your ability to innovate faster than the competition is at a disadvantage. Companies are 3D printing innovative, functional parts and creating new products and categories daily. Take a look at how 3D printing is making waves with external devices and systems.

Custom Prosthetics:

The prosthetic device industry has been significantly disrupted by additive manufacturing. If you have lost a limb or are born with a congenital defect, a conventional prosthetic device could cost you upwards of $7,000. These prosthetics are unaffordable not just to people in developing nations, but to people in the United States. Luckily, 3D printing makes it possible to print a prosthetic device for under $500. Learn more about 3D printing affordable prosthetics on our June 17th webinar with the Helping Hand Project.

 Prosthetics Printed on MakerBot 3D Printers


Orthotic companies are changing from heat molded polypropylene to fully customized orthotics. Unlike traditional orthotic materials (leather, foam and polypropylene), 3D printed materials offer durability, breathability and increased customization.


Multi-Material Prosthetic Sockets:

Multi-Material_SocketStratasys PolyJet printers allow for the creation of multi-material prosthetic sockets. For example, a prosthetic might require flexibility around joints and rigidity to replicate bone and muscle support. We can direct those forces and in a single print, create a device that combines information around gate analysis. This is completely different than traditional hand-formed prosthetic sockets.

 Learn more about 3D printing in healthcare with our Guide: Advancing Healthcare with 3D Printing.

Related Products
Stratasys 3D Printers

Browse the TriMech web store for Stratasys 3D Printers for rapid prototyping and short-run production manufacturing.


TriMech provides thousands of engineering teams with 3D design and rapid prototyping solutions that work hand-in-hand, from sketch to manufacturing. InterPro became a part of TriMech Solutions LLC in 2021.

Related Content

Graco Hand Tool

Graco: Nylon 3D Printed Pressure Check Hand Tool

Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both…

Learn More...

What are the differences between P3 and CLIP 3D printing technology?

P3 vs CLIP As 3D printing continues to evolve and revolutionize the manufacturing space, the…

Learn More...

Creating Lofts in SOLIDWORKS

Part modeling in SOLIDWORKS can go far beyond what our imagination is able to create….

Learn More...