Healthcare and Dental

Customized and fast results with 3D printing

Strong, precise materials to improve medical and dental care

Create your medical models, tools and devices faster and more efficient using 3D printing technology, with the right materials that are fit for your medical applications. As the leading medical device materials development and manufacturing partner in the world, our expertise in polymers and ceramics has helped your colleagues create medical products known for their strength, precision, dimensional stability and flexibility.  Our materials have helped health professionals create models, tools and devices and now we’re working on materials technology to produce fully finished 3D printed applications like dental implants.

Our most popular materials for healthcare

Bio-based thermoplastic copolyester suitable for a broad range of soft, highly flexible applications

Clear stereolithography material ideal for small run, customized, non-implantable limited body contact (<24hr) medical and dental applications. 

Durable stereolithography material that produces accurate, highly detailed parts with easy finishing.

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DSM is a medical device and pharmaceutical companies partner

As a company at the forefront of biomaterial science and process innovation for more than 30 years, we’ve helped the world’s leading device and pharmaceutical companies create medical products known for their strength, precision, dimensional stability and flexibility.

How customers use our material

Custom orthotics and prosthetics with 3D printing

ProReva, Twikit and Ultimaker together create a comprehensive digital workflow to produce customized and personalized 3D printed orthotics and prosthetics. 

World-leading medical equipment maker improves imaging equipment 

GE Healthcare transformed their product development process resulting in faster prototype production and cost savings of nearly 70%. 

Open-heart surgery preparation with model of heart printed from CT scans 

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing worked with doctors to 3D print models of patients’ hearts for doctors to use as part of their preparation before surgery. 

Son 3D prints prosthetic arm for his father

When Michael lost his arm in a serious car accident, his son designed, manufactured and built a new prosthetic arm. 

Shoulder model used for trial run before complex surgery

When a patient needed a bone graft in a hard-to-access location, doctors utilized 3D printing to create a model based on the patient’s shoulder bone and better prepare for surgery.

Biomedical researchers reduce need for human testing with 3D printed model

A life-size phantom head was printed to test the effect of electromagnetic waves on biological tissue.

Healthcare start-up turns concept into testable prototype in weeks

Slender Medical reduced time-to-market with additive manufacturing, 3D printing functional prototypes to quickly refine and demonstrate their new esthetic healthcare product.

How can we help?

Get in touch with our experts to discuss how DSM can help you tap into the full potential of additive manufacturing.

*The parameters for medical testing are limited. It remains the responsibility of the device manufacturer to determine the usage fit for each particular device.

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