PrinterPrezz, Inc., a trailblazer in combining polymer and metal 3D printing, announced a strategic alliance with Vertex Manufacturing, a Cincinnati-based business providing advanced manufacturing services from development through production, to provide customers with multiple services for advanced additive manufacturing of medical devices to enhance the medical 3D printing workflows.
PrinterPrezz, with its surgical expertise to design and manufacture medical devices aims to enhance the medical 3D printing workflows by bringing innovative next generation medical devices to market faster, connecting medicine and manufacturing to become the first Medifacturing™ Company in the world.
As part of the alliance, PrinterPrezz and Vertex will collaborate to provide customers with multiple services for advanced additive manufacturing of medical devices.
According to Shri Shetty, CEO of PrinterPrezz, “Providing a full suite of offerings for our customers ensures better visibility, improved delivery times, and faster learnings and enhancements throughout additive manufacturing workflows. With this partnership, we can provide medical device manufacturers with an end-to-end medical 3D printing workflow from 3D printing to post-processing, all under one quality management system.”
Shetty continued, “PrinterPrezz has production facilities and innovation labs in the San Francisco Bay Area, close to major research hospitals, high volume surgery centers and innovative medical device companies. PrinterPrezz’s assets include extensive design services and equipment for metal 3D printing of medical devices and instruments as well as polymeric materials programs. Greg and the team at Vertex Manufacturing, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, have decades of experience in post-processing of complex, additively manufactured parts and offer traditional machining and specialized post-processing technologies. With this strategic alliance, customers of both companies will be able to access an integrated platform for 3D design, advanced 3D printing and post-processing for medical devices.”
Greg Morris, CEO of Vertex and CTO of PrinterPrezz, commented, “This strategic alliance will broaden the applications of 3D printing technology and how it can be utilized within the medical device industry. Getting that knowledge into the hands of engineers and surgeons is key to enabling next generation medical devices. With fully certified ISO 13485:2016 facilities, PrinterPrezz and Vertex together can provide a new level of insight, understanding and applications of the latest 3D printing technologies.”
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