Medical device is a broad term which covers a variety of apparatus and equipments like Band-Aids, dental floss, defibrillators, blood pressure cuffs, MRI scanners and more. Since these equipments are very much useful and needed on a daily basis avidly, therefore, these medical device designs require mechanical engineering for global requirements in the medical device R&D and consumption.
Medical devices prototype comes in while the development process for a medical device takes place. Rapid Prototyping has numerous applications in the medical devices which range from breast imaging devices, custom prosthetics and anatomical models to inhalers. You can find prototyping devices being used for surgical bins and outside onitor panels as well.
Once prosthetics were limited with their capabilities, now because of the rapid advancements in technologies the devices competes against one another. Surgeons are now utilizing the benefits of additive manufacturing, providing olutions that are quick and cost-effective to many patients worldwide.
The development process for medical devices is no different from any other device. It also goes through the process of design, prototype, test and repeat. Most of the prototypes for medical device need biocompatible or sterilizable materials to test and also for clinical trial requirements. You can also avail engineering team with the medical devices prototype to understand the capabilities and resources to meet requirements quickly.
The prototype works wonder when it comes to the result in rapid assessment of form, fit and function. Various types of prototypes are available in the health industry starting from.
➢Balloon forming and attachment
➢Nitinol fabrication and heat setting